Areas of law: Intellectual Property, Sports and Media Law
Application procedure: I emailed my internship application and CV to Mrs. Shwetasree Majumdar at shwetasree [at] fiduslawchambers [dot] com one of the two partners at Fidus Law Chambers. I received a considerate reply within 2-3 days.
Managing logistics: Stayed for a couple of days at my friend’s house. During that time, I found a good PG to stay in. But I had to shell a huge amount as the broker charge me 2k extra and the PG aunty took one and half month’s kiraya (rent), instead of one month’s because I had to stay from the middle of the month and for 33 days. Well, thats how PGs work!
Work: There was not too much work, but I did get some good work especially some really cool sports law work given by Mr. Anish Dayal, one of the two partners at Fidus. It was cool because firstly I got to research on legal issues which affected many a leading cricketers and secondly because the work itself was related to many different topics and not just law!
The associates were encouraging, open and friendly.
The bad work: The bad work was some bulk trademark (for a huge, world renowned client) thingy I was given. It was really really boring and involved a lot of cut-copy-paste. This took a large chunk of my time.
Unfortunately, for the full length of my internsihp I didn’t go to court even once. I had learnt that Mrs. Majumdar is a leading IP litigator and expected that court visits would be a regular feature.
Work environment: Good and friendly work environment. Nice infrastructure, nice chairs. 🙂 The people are friendly and if you are proactive and if want to learn, you surely can.
Verdict: Good internship. Do it in your 2nd or 3rd year.
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