Akib Tahjibur Rahman, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam, 2nd year (3rd semester).
About the Organisation and Address
Chambers of Advocate Ratan K Singh, E-367A, Greater Kailash I, New Delhi
3rd January, 2020 to 24th January, 2020
How did you Apply?
I mailed my Curriculum Vitae along with a Cover Letter directly to Sir. The email address is: ratanadv[at]gmail.com. I received my acceptance on the same day.
First day formalities and infrastructure
I reached the office at around 9:30am. I was asked to fill out a form and affix a passport size photograph. I was then asked to make myself comfortable in one of the many cubicles.
The infrastructure is really nice. There is an entire floor only for interns. There was also a small kitchen where one could make coffee or tea whenever he/she wanted. The best part is that it is all air-conditioned.
I was impressed with the way they cared about interns. This became even more obvious when we met Ratan Sir in the afternoon. He gave us a lecture on, inter alia, the skillset required to be a good lawyer. He stressed upon hardwork. It really showed that he wanted to teach us in the way he spoke, and I knew by then that the internship would be a great learning experience.
The interns are given drafting and research work. It ranges from Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property Rights to Arbitration Law. Ratan Sir also takes interns to Arbitration proceedings.
The plethora of knowledge and experience that Ratan Sir possesses and the infrastructure.
Nothing in particular.
Accommodation and Travelling
I used to travel by metro. It is about 500m away from the Kailash Colony metro station.
Any other information
Ratan Sir is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and does International Commercial Arbitration apart from his practice as an advocate. Witnessing arbitration proceedings with Sir has really made me interested in Arbitration. But what really left a deep impact on me was his humility.
I am an army girl! In a barbie world! Keeper of 5 dogs. On a diet for now. Sometimes I might make punctuation mistakes, but I make up for it by bringing in a crore or two extra. What's more important, a misplaced comma, or a well-placed crore?