Our summer batch had around 25 interns. The training staff comprised of three members. The interns and the staff were very nice and interactive. My co-interns included students from UPES Dehradun; Amity Law School, Noida; SLS Pune. By Nupur Walia, University Institute of Legal Studies (U.I.L.S) (IV Year)
The Deputy Secretary cum Registrar Mr. Anjan Kr. Sengupta (WBJS) is in-charge of the interns. He is a kindly man and really sweet to talk to. He will invite you to the pre-litigation trials and discuss them with you after. He appreciates the work if you do it diligently.
Files were left unattended on the ground, laid in the dust and dirt and were the only witness if at all any actual work was done there. I was asked to tell my name, pick up 2-3 closed files and read them. That's all how it started and ended.
As I mentioned earlier, it’s a namesake internship. It’s good for those who just need a certificate and want to add something on their resume. As far as learning and social networking is concerned, this isn’t the right place.
One thing that surprised me was that these children were very eager to learn. They wanted to know everything! They were keen to learn new things. After teaching them, we played carom with them and told them to draw later. The rest of the days also, we first taught and played with them after lunch.
The court proceeding were really interesting especially because you get to hear not just the judicial approach but the expert member’s advice as well and get a clear understanding regarding the functioning of law and environment together. By Rashmi Shukla, National Law University Odisha, 2nd Year. Anyone can post HERE.
On those two days, we used to have the hearings of the cases which came for recommendation in the Commission. The persons concerned, that is the petitioner and the respondent would mostly be a government official. The hearings would be interesting in the sense that you can actually see J. Ganguly in his witty best,
The very first day we had an orientation in which we were told about the workings and functions of national legal services authorities. Also we were told that how the petitions were filed. And were given the institutions guidelines booklet and bare act.
The people were the best thing about the internship. Moreover, the sessions conducted by several eminent personalities on a plethors of human rights issues ranging from women to child, disabled to old age, leprosy to environment, health to manual scavenging, police reforms to prison reforms were enlightening and thought provoking. By Gitanjali Ghosh, NLSIU,
Our tasks were different everyday. In the initial days we were only given sample papers to work on. We were divided into groups and we had to read around 20-50 cases per day and give cognizance to the one's which could be accepted by the commission. We worked in groups and it was boring a
They themselves won't teach you anything. However, if you approach them they'll guide you. Don't expect loads of work. You don't get to learn everyday, which is a drawback in itself. And if you are a foodie, it's a bad bad place. There's an adjacent shop but that's seriously pathetic. By Aishwarya Dhakarey, Symbiosis
To start the session, the designated official was not on time, the interns were made to wait one and a half hours for the projector to set, but when the session started it was nice overall, interns were divided in the group of 5-6 (in one group) then after briefing tea n snacks were also
You get exposure to the core problems women facing in India and you get to know how everything works. You meet a lot of students from different law schools and colleges. And you can even visit near by places as Connaught place, Bengali Market even Chandni Chowk is just 10 minutes far. Smarika Azad.
Thus, when I informed the AGM that one of my areas of interest was Corporate Commercial laws, he suggested that I undergo the Internship in the CAG branch which handles all of SBI's corporate clients, but refrained from mentioning what my project topic would be simply telling me that my mentor would guide me through
The interesting cases one reads in the newspapers or the internet can be practically witnessed here. I was fortunate to hear the arguments in the Court Room on lifting the ban on the SMS limit due to use of Whatsapp and BBM. This tribunal made me realise how the people in a Court Room can
We daily visited new places like women's organizations, jails etc. We had to submit a report on any of the topics specified on the website (www.dlsa.nic.in). Every topic listed down was distinct and very interesting. Shubham Srivastava, Amity Law School, Lucknow Campus, IInd year
There was no such working environment, only the person who matter was your partner which I didn’t had, no one bothered to interact even on the first day; everyone seemed least interested. But fortunately I met a senior of my college interning there with whom could talk. Ayush Rahi, RMLNLU, 1st year
The First stage of our internship was to segregate the complaints received by the commission into cognizable and non-cognizable complaints and then fill relevant forms for them.
In the Second stage we did case reading on which the member judges of the commission had given their judgments. The cases included custodial death cases as well.
The work given was pretty interesting as you will have to decide whether the case, which people appeal to commission, falls under the obligatory powers given to it or not and if yes, then under which codes. This is the work which you will get in starting couple of weeks and then you will get
Lesson 1: law is not about things such as Boston Legal, you are no agent of change , no fancy high profile stuff, you are a mercenary, who would fight for those with gold. ( The statute of justice, why does she carry a scale, which is a mercantile instrument?)
Lesson 2: Law=lots of reading. reading