LexisNexis-Lawctopus Internship Experience Writing Competition 2015-16 [UPDATE: Results and Publishing Schedule]

UPDATE [April 1, 10.30 PM]

Due to some logistical issues, we’ll now be announcing the results on April 12th.

Sorry for the delay from our side.

UPDATE [March 1, 12.15 PM]

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Thank you for the amazing response! We’ve received around 300 entries for this competition. We’ll be reading them closely and hence rating them across parameters will take time. The results will be announced on April 2nd April 12th. 

Publishing the posts on Lawctopus is an even longer process. Content formatting, editing and SEO takes time. By mid-June, all the publishable entries will be published on the website.

PS- We’ll try to be quicker with the publishing part since we’d want you to read the internship experiences asap and make informed choice about your upcoming summer internships. 

In case you have any questions, please feel free to ask us in a comment below.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

To promote good writing and a culture of ‘sharing’ amongst law students in India, Lawctopus has joined hands with LexisNexis to organize the LexisNexis-Lawctopus Internship Writing Competition 2015.

iPleaders will be our learning partner for this competition.

Internships which started or ended between October 2014 and February 2016 will be considered for this competition.

Share your internship experience and win!

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LexisNexis is our title partner for this competition!

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES?

1. Please submit your internship experience(s) by emailing the same to [email protected] with a CC to [email protected]

2. The internship experience should be written in the body of the email itself. No attachments please.

3. Please mention these details at the beginning of your email:

  • Your Name
  • Name of your College
  • Year of Study
  • Your Phone Number
  • Your Email ID
  • Full Address (with PIN Code)
  • Exact Duration of the Internship (For example: January 1, 2016-February 5, 2016)

Please note that you’ll need to mention these details even if you are submitting your entry anonymously. Be assured that neither LexisNexis nor Lawctopus will disclose your identity to anyone.

3. The subject of the email should be Your Name-Name of your College-Name of the Organisation

For example if Symond Singh from NUJS, Kolkata shares his internship experience at Amarchand Managaldas, Mumbai the subject of the email should be Symond Singh-NUJS Kolkata-Amarchand Mumbai

4. In case you wish to remain anonymous, please put ANONYMOUS (in caps) at the end of your subject of the email.
For example Symond Singh-NUJS Kolkata-Amarchand Mumbai (ANONYMOUS)

5. You can share as many internship experiences as you want. (If you really did 3 internships during this summer, do share them all!)

6. There is no word limit.

7. The last date to share your internship experience is February 29.

CRITERIA AND CONDITIONS FOR ADJUDICATION

1. Detailed, complete and helpful

Details. We love details; details help us all make informed choices about our internships. Do make sure your internship experience has lots of useful details!

Complete. Do check some previous internship experiences published on Lawctopus to check what all details you can put (but don’t restrict yourself to just that!)

Helpful. Extra points for including helpful details like the ‘contact details’, ‘PG details’ etc.

2. Honest

If it was a bad experience, write about it without fear! If it was a superb experience, go full on!

Your internship experience will be read by 1000s of law students in years to come and they’ll make their internship/career decisions based on what you write. Please be detailed and honest. It’s your duty towards your friends and peers.

However, please do not defame anyone (you know the laws) and please do not send in an advertorial write-up.

3. Well-written and personalized

Give the writer in you a real go! Check your write-up for grammar etc.

Put in some fun, some personal experiences etc. Just as an idea, how about an internship experience as a poem? You can even send us photos related to the internship!

NOTE: You should check some previously published internship experiences on Lawctopus to know what all details you can mention, but feel free to NOT follow it and go beyond the format!

4. Time period

The internship experience shared must be for an internship which started or ended between October 2014 and February 2016.

The minimum duration for an internship to be shared as an ‘internship experience’ for the purposes of this competition is 2 weeks.

5. It should be shared by a law student studying in a recognized law school in India.

6. The internship can be at any organization (lawyer’s chambers, law firm, NGO, LPO, company, non legal organization, etc.)

MARKS BREAKUP [TOTAL MARKS: 100]

Detailed and helpful: 50 marks

Writing skills and personal details: 50 marks

Extra marks for early submissions*

Early submission A (by January 31): 20 marks [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

Early submission B (by February 17): 15 marks [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

Early submission C (by February 27): 10 marks [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

*We know we are being slightly unfair to internships being completed in February, but well we need to do this for logistical reasons and prevent a flood of emails on March 1. Sorry about this.

AWARDS AND PRIZES

1st Prize

Cash prize of Rs. 8000 + LexisNexis Books worth Rs. 8000 + iPleaders’ courses* worth Rs. 6000 + LexisNexis’ LexisGreen Smart Pack worth Rs. 3095 + a certificate issued by LexisNexis. Total takeaways worth Rs. 25,095

2nd Prize

Cash prize of Rs. 6000 + LexisNexis Books worth Rs. 6000 + iPleaders’ courses worth Rs. 6000 + LexisNexis’ LexisGreen Smart Pack worth Rs. 3095 + a certificate issued by LexisNexis India. Total takeaways worth Rs. 21,095

3rd Prize

Cash prize of Rs. 4000 + LexisNexis Books worth Rs. 4000 + iPleaders’ courses worth Rs. 6000 + LexisNexis’ LexisGreen Smart Pack worth Rs. 3095 + a certificate issued by LexisNexis India. Total takeaways worth Rs. 17,095

The top 3 entries can avail any one of the following 3 iPleaders’ courses (each worth Rs. 6000):

Companies Act 2013

Cyber Law

Investment and Institutional Finance

Awards of Excellence (5 prizes)

Cash prize of Rs. 3000 each + LexisNexis Books worth Rs. 3000 each + iPleaders’ discount voucher worth Rs. 3000* + LexisNexis’ LexisGreen Smart Pack worth Rs. 3095 + a certificate issued by LexisNexis India. Total takeaways worth Rs. 9,095 each

Consolation Prizes (5 prizes)

Cash prize of Rs. 2000 each + LexisNexis Books worth Rs. 2000 each + iPleaders’ discount voucher worth Rs. 3000 + LexisNexis’ LexisGreen Smart Pack worth Rs. 3095 + a certificate issued by LexisNexis India. Total takeaways worth Rs. 7,095 each

These 10 vouchers can be availed on any of the iPleaders’ courses at iPleaders’ latest offering lawsikho.com

ipleaders internship

iPleaders is our learning partner for this competition!

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS

1. Copyrights over the write-ups will vest with Lawctopus and LexisNexis.

2. We are entitled to update/change/cancel this competition in case sufficient entries are not received.

3. The last date for submitting entries is February 29, 2016.

Results will be announced on March 15th, 2016 April 2nd, 2016.

4. Lawctopus is free to publish or not publish any internship experience. Mere publication of an internship experience does not entitle you to the prizes mentioned. Only the prize-winning entries shall be awarded.

5. We’ll be announcing the names of the judges soon. Rest assured, they’ll be the ones with awesome profiles!

6. Internship experiences that have been already shared with or published on Lawctopus (by the same person, at the same organisation and for the same duration) will NOT be considered for this competition.

Explanation

Symond Singh interned at HRLN, Delhi from January 1, 2015-January 30, 2015. The same has been published on or shared with Lawctopus. Now, Symond Singh cannot share the same internship experience with Lawctopus for this competition. He can, however, share any other internship experience for an internship he’s completed during the specified duration.

Now, lets assume, another person, say Mahendra Singh Pony, interned with HRLN Delhi from January 1, 2015- January 30, 2015, and has NOT shared his internship experience with Lawctopus. He may share his internship experience with us for the purposes of this competition.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can a person ‘A’ share the internship experience of another person ‘B’?

We are guessing you mean this: Someone who did a good internship but can’t write well, narrates it to someone who writes well, and he/she does the writing. Yes, you may do that.

In such a case please mention the name of the person who did the internship AND the name of the person who’s doing the writing. Please also mention both the Email IDs, phone numbers and addresses. If you want to remain anonymous, please follow the above-mention instructions for anonymous posts.

But please make sure that the writer depicts the internship experience accurately and truthfully. This is NOT a fiction writing competition!

And you can decide between yourselves as to how the prizes will be distributed. Our advise will be that you get a contract drafted (kidding!).

2. Can I share an online internship experience?

Yes, you can do that.

PREVIOUS YEARS’ PRIZE WINNING ENTRIES

You can read the prize winning entries of the competition held in 2013 here.

The best entry of the 2014 edition is here.

The 2nd best entry of the 2014 edition here.

The 3rd best entry of the 2014 edition is here.

QUESTIONS?

Please leave your questions as comments to this article. We’ll answer them ASAP!

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Comments Till Now

  1. How long should we wait for the results?

  2. If Lawctopus would have had a memo submission they would have failed big time :p lol

    • administrator says:

      We’d have sprinted and submitted on time. Done that a lot of time when we were young, had hair and could run fast.

  3. Anomoyous says:

    Am I the only one who’s refreshing the page any time soon 8 minutes to 13th

  4. Anomoyous says:

    Hey admin it’s almost 13th and way past 11 ab itna Bhai mat tadpao results upload kar Bhi do, ma’an Bhi jao

  5. When will the result be announced?

  6. Bombay Lawyer says:

    11 & waiting….

  7. Lawctopus and lexis nexis is doing a great corporate social responsibility through this competition. You make students available with maximum opportunity. Hats off!!!!! the entire team

  8. Bombay Lawyer says:

    what time would the results be announced? and please don’t say before 12:00 am

  9. Hello… I have completed by course in 2015 september. Am I eligible for this competition. You have already published it…But I did not find my name anywhere……

    • Anonymous says:

      When will the results be declared for this competition?

    • Anomoyous says:

      If it’s published and it’s written this is a part of….. Competition and subject to rules your entry stays, if your name has not come check if you wrote Anomoyous in the mail. Results are coming today as admin had said yesterday so be excited and wait for them

  10. Anomoyous says:

    Dear Sir,

    what time will the results be announced tomorrow?

  11. Anomoyous says:

    All right admin you need not apologize. We all are with you excited for results cheers.

  12. Anomoyous says:

    Just two quick questions 1) The Judges name are yet not announced? 2) Will the winner be choosen only on the basis of the entry published or even the unpublished entry stands a chance?

    • administrator says:

      1. We’ll announce the names of the judges when we announce the results.

      2. All entries stand a chance. For the purposes of the results, there’s no distinction between published or unpublished (that totally depends on our publishing schedule) and as we said earlier, all the entries will be published only by mid-June.

  13. My internship started on 4th Jan, and ends on 4th March. Can I give details of the period upto 29th Feb, or am I just not eligible for this at all? (I’ll submit it on the 29th itself)

  14. Akash Pingley says:

    Hi, I have sent my write-up. When could I expect it to be published?

    • administrator says:

      The last date to submit entries is Feb 29. While we are publishing some entries (we are just picking randomly), all entries will be published by end of April only.

  15. Siddhesh Jain says:

    Hi, I have submitted my review yesterday i.e. 29th January 2016, so wanted to know how long it takes to be published on the website. Also I will get additional marks right as its before 31st January 2016 deadline. Also would like to thank you all for this competition That helps so many law students.

    • Hi..i want to knw i have done internship from 1st july to 10th july,2015..i was certified till 10th and not for 11th nd 12th as they were weekends..can i apply ?

      • Siddhesh Jain says:

        The minimum duration for an internship to be shared as an ‘internship experience’ for the purposes of this competition is 2 weeks quoting what is stated above. totally you attended 9 days so if it qualifies 2 weeks go ahead, though i feel it does not i am not the final person to give approval. if you done any other internship submit that more than two weeks. Regards.

        • Thank you but I havent done any other internship in the specified time period..i.e. Why i want to ask the administrator.. If i can apply or not..

          • Siddhesh Jain says:

            i think they are busy, even my query is pending but cant blame them. See you started on wednesday and ended on next friday i.e. short of two days as its not complete week. so send your internship on normal mail to them so it can be published for law students

  16. Hey guys. I want to know that if there is any specific format in which internship experience should be written. Or else, any other recognized format. Please let me know ASAP.

  17. What is the minimum duration of internship required to be eligible????

  18. Bhavika Deora says:

    Hi! The internship I did was not exactly a summer internship but I actually worked for 11 months (including leaves for my exams). Can I still submit my internship experience?

    • administrator says:

      Bhavika: “Internships which started or ended between October 2014 and February 2016 will be considered for this competition.”

    • administrator says:

      CC is a term used for emails (Have you been staying in a cave?) 🙂

      It basically means copying the email to someone else.

  19. Are multiple entries allowed?

  20. Thanks for the information. I will surly apply for the same.

  21. anonymous says:

    is this competition only for those who has done internship or could be written by anyone hypothetically ???

  22. Hey! I would really like to write for a friend who did an amazing internship. Would he also be liable to receive the certificate? Also, would all the people who send the entries would be liable to receive a certificate or just the winners?

  23. I am interested in sharing my internship of my 2014 summer internship. (July). I think my experience can help and throw some light on not just the working part but also how internships can change your perspective as a person, be it from with the glitzy office or at your pg. Therefore, I think the time restrictions for the entries should be little relaxed because ultimately it helps the cause and spirit behind the competition. Writing with lots of hope! 😀

  24. Hi,
    I mentioned my name in the write-up I mailed on the accounts stated above. But I would appreciate if it is made an anonymous entry (I have duly notified that in the subject of the mail, though unfortunately I forgot to remove my name from the write-up). I would really appreciate if you could look into this and get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thanks. 🙂

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