NLU Delhi has created history by being the youngest college ever to participate in the world finals of Jessups International Moot Court Competition. Here is an exclusive interview with Shreya Rastogi and Akshay BD (the oralists)
As a service provider, the lawyer has to obviously handle the business and the legal sides of a transaction. As a person the lawyer also needs to talk and interact and converse. (A company interacts, you know.) And he also needs to be very good at the negotiating table. MUNing will surely chisel a bit
It will be him--brain, body and blood-- in the lawyer's office--cement, chairs and clerks--and he'll be putting his CV-page, prayer and ink- on the lawyer's desk. He'll talk to the lawyer about why he wants the internship. He'll treat it like an interview.
What will the recruiter do with the DOB? Wish you on your birthday? I would have really loved to as a recruiter (if I ever don that hat); but well, I am sure you and your friends will have a blast among yourselves. At least for internship applications, such details are redundant.
That's probably the only prerequisite, a curious mind
# You need to be well read to debate well
# By and large Parliamentary, I find it the most engaging form of debate - it allows for very little fluff and hiding behind confusing words.
# I'm a bit of a news junkie, so I read quite a bit
An internship at a start-up might turn you into an entrepreneur and a mid-sized organisation will show you the magic of the 'compromised cubicle comfort'. A RelationShip comes before an InternShip. Learn to see the Ship's size and know what will sink you and what will be your saviour.
Aditya Sondhi wears many hats. His contemporaries respect him for his legal prowess. Those who have heard him in courts have high regards for his top notch oratory skills. He is a fabulous writer with a book called 'Unfinished Symphony' published. Our readers who like good writing must read this piece called 'Tipsy takes it
On one hand, everyone keeps bragging about India being the youngest nation in the world and how the youth-power can help change the destiny of the country but on the other hand, when someone is genuinely trying to make a difference, he/she has to meet with such brutal words?
Patnaik's tryst with sports law began in the 5th year of his law school. Today it has grown into a long standing relationship and yes, of course, a full fledged career. Aspiring sports lawyers will surely enjoy his 'straight from the heart' responses to our questionnaire.
Be in the good books of your faculty members. Boot-lick them, if necessary. Or ask them "Sir/Ma'am, can I be your research assistant". This will sufficiently ego massage them. Scratching their heads, they are bound to ponder, "Have I turned into such a Big-shot, that I need a research assistant"?
A blunt pencil will save you time in CLAT. A cold water bottle will provide the much need relief in the May month. A wrist watch is definitely better than the wall clock in the CLAT hall. A fruit just before the CLAT exam and the energy it gives and the breath of the yogi
It pains me to see so many of our students devastated during the campus recruitment phase when they fail to land jobs with prestigious firms. And the one question I always ask is: are you sure this is what you want to do? Or are you merely following in the illustrious footsteps of your seniors?
CLAT 2011 will most likely be held on May 15. Lawctopus will help you throughout the journey. Stick with us. We are expert drivers. We'll soon come with detailed write-ups for each section of CLAT: English, GK, Legal Aptitude, Logic Reasoning and Maths. For starters, here are six books and resources which are a must
Apply for your internships as soon as possible! If you apply two months before than your intended period of internship, your chances of securing an internship double vis-a-vis if you had applied one month before.