Here is the Lawctalk forum link. Excerpts below:
Tanuj Kalia: Till you haven’t called up the law firm; you haven’t applied for an internship. Seriously
pushkar025:but i have seen the associates who is incharge of recruiting the interns.. will be bitching about the people who cal them up for internships.. i have seen it in two firms (dunt want to mention the names).. in that case what should we do??
Surpreet Kaur:I guess its more like a gamble..I mean if you call them they get pissed off and if you dont then you dont get a reply back to your application. So I think the best one is to be sort of shameless and keep on calling them till you get a reply!!!!
hitesh050991: when these people do no even understand us, do not listen us over the phone…then what is the need of calling them..
i guess the reason is…”v want to intern” only..
My experience is also bad with these firms…i called up a firm from last two months for interning in May or June..they said call us in feb end week..i called up.. n they replied…v have no vacancy..now wat to say them under such circumstances..
same thing happened with another firm…where i was constantly trying to get through…i called up even 10-12 times in last four weeks…n today only…HR replied v have no vacancy…
these people do not take interns seriously…n biasness towards non-nlu student is always there….wat to do now…???
palak1501: i see a lot of agony on student’s behalf on No internship replies….. make this forum more famous. its bound to reach the ear’s of lawyers, firms, NGO’s etc.. our prime motive! heehahaha
Neeati: So recently, I got over my utter indifference (and apprehension) over calling the law firms after going through a really bad experience half a year back.
I thought, what the hell man, what loss over the phone. So I picked up that phone and dialled that number.
Guys, two internships were confirmed to me.
Just because I decided to not give a damn anymore. Just because I gulped any unnecessary ego and diverted the efforts onto the number pad.
And you know what?
Just remember, whatever happens, believe that “This too, shall pass”
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