Internship Experience @ Fox and Mandal, Kolkata: Attend Court Proceedings, Prepared Case Comments

Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

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Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

Fox and Mandal Associates, Kolkata, 4 associtaes and one partner.

Application Process

You need to apply to [email protected]

A follow up is necessary.

Once my internship was confirmed, I received a call from them.

You need to apply well in advance.

Duration of internship and timings

4 weeks, April-May 2013.

Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm.

You may have to stay back for longer hours if your work so demands.

Saturdays are flexible. Interns were asked to report by 11 am and could leave by 4 pm.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

Since their office was undergoing renovation, interns were scattered all over the place.

There were 4-5 more interns who had already commenced their internship.

We were asked to approach any/every associate for work.

Main tasks

Main tasks involved attending court proceedings, preparing case comments, list of dates as well as a lot of case law research.

Work environment and people

Some of the associates were very nice and were always willing to give work to the interns.

However some were unapproachable.

Best things

Honestly, all the interns would while away their time.

Except the first few days, no work is given to them.

However Fox and Mandal has a huge library which is up to date with all commentaries, journals and books that you may require.

Interns were also allowed access to it.

So whatever scant amount of work was given to us, we could read up a lot on it because of the plenty material available.

Bad things

They had more interns than they could accommodate.

In the last few days there were about 15-20 interns.

Stipend

1500

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