On your first day, depending on the number of Students interning with you in that time period, you will be assigned a group based on the year you are currently in, and this will be your team for the following four weeks. An internship at the NGT can be broadly categorised into four learning Junctions:
(1) Learning basics of Filing and E-filing cases from scratch at the Filing Section.
(2) Learning how to assort and number the files in the Judicial Section.
(3) Preparing briefs/synopsis of different cases by reading assigned files (You will also be allowed to listen to the proceedings in Court on the basis of which you will make your brief).
(4) Preparing research papers/ conducting surveys on topics allotted to you at the beginning of every week.
The Deputy Registrar of the National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, Ms. Sheetal Sharma overlooks each Interns’ work at the end of every week, and offers guidance and support on how to go about each assignment.
Each assignment allotted to your group will be on a deadline basis which has to be strictly complied with.
All work assigned will be easy to understand and complete, and will not require an expertise in Environmental Law. However, it is always good to be familiar with the basics.
For Example, make sure you go through the Air Act, Water Act, Environment Protection Act and the NGT Act before you show up for your first day. It will help in your research and understanding the court proceedings a lot better.
The NGT provides a ideal platform for a law student to learn and connect with other law students from all over India.
It also gives you a taste of working in a professional environment, adhering to deadlines and first hand experience of observing the best litigators in Court.
The Tribunal also has a well equipped library which can be used by Interns after taking permission from the Deputy Registrar.
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