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Protik Da’s drafting skills are legendary, so to speak. It is something the likes of which I have never seen, and the way he used to draft left us interns all in awe. He not only taught us the nuances of law, but also coached us on how to modulate and throw one’s voice in a courtroom. By Salman Qureshi, Symbiosis Law School, Pune, 1st year.
Offshore Research Partners, as the name suggests, is a research office. So, conversations didn't occur much. However, the mentors and staff are very nice. They will help you with everything. By Lucy Hmingthanzuali, NUJS, 4th year
Internship Experience @ Legal Aid Services (LASWEB), Kolkata: Research work, Interaction with Retired Justice Basu, Friendly atmosphere
However, the high point for me was when I went to the High Court subsequently and an advocate came up to me to compliment me on the talk I'd delivered in the class, which she had also attended. By Aastha Pratik, NUJS, Kolkata
I learnt how to speed up my research, reading and writing skills; how not to crack under pressure and appreciate the pro bono work that IJM was engaged in.
Conduct research relating to the topic of criminal justice system in India, especially on human rights and rights of prisoners.
Biggest Lessons 1. No Internship must be taken for granted 2. Hard work matters 3. Be suave and well dressed and speak smartly.
I got research work on diverse areas of Company law, SARFAESI ACT, Letters Patent Appeal, Drafting an Order Sheet, Summarisation of cases, Contract Law etc. By Roumita Dey, Jogesh Chandra Choudhuri College of Law (affiliated to Calcutta University)
By Kunal Dey, College of Legal Studies, U.P.E.S, Dehradun, Second Year
By Yashu Bansal, Chanakya National Law University, Patna, 1st year
The best thing about the place is that you are not treated as an Intern rather than a part of the firm. I realized this when I was given the opportunity to brief the Senior Advocate, without any hindrance or interference from any of the associates present there. There are regular meetings between the Interns and Mr Sandip Agarwal to check the progress on our work. By Ozair Elahi, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, 2nd Year
Internship Experience @ J.N Bose & Co, Kolkata: Got to hear some of the greatest advocates arguing their cases
Apart from that, the staff present was super friendly and entertaining. Rabin Da would give you coffee/tea/snacks anytime you wanted. The best thing was that I got to visit the Calcutta High Court every other day and hear some of the greatest advocates arguing their cases. By Poushali Nandi, II year, BA LLB, School of law, Christ University, Bangalore
Internship @ Advocate J. Sanghmitra Nandy, Kolkata HC: She is a humble woman who happens to be an absolute terror in the courtroom....
Main tasks: 1. Accompanying the lawyer to the High Court and various other courts on a daily basis. 2. Assisted in drafting Writ Applications and Petitions, Petitions under Article 227 of the Indian Constitution. 3. Extensive research in probate matters and Civil Revision. 4. Prepared applications in LLRT Cases 5. Daily research on upcoming cases, going through cause list and preparing for the next day By Abhishek Dash, Pendekanti Law College, 10th Semester
Internship @ Legal Aid Services, West Bengal LASWEB, Kolkata : Work with Justice DK Basu, No Stipend, Rated 9/10
We also had a chance to observe techniques of cross examination and the like. Luckily , I also got a chance to work at Justice D.K. Basu's office. There were a lot of interesting cases on family settlements, matrimonial disputes and so on. We got a chance to interact with several lawyers. By Pooja Agarwal, 3rd Year, School of Law, Christ University
Internship Experience at Udwadia Udeshi & Argus Partners, Kolkata: For the most part, the work was really good
I have never interned in a place with a better atmosphere. People wanted the work done but that did not mean you are supposed to just stare at your screen. The associates had a lot of fun and made the interns very comfortable. By Kaustubh Rastogi, GNLU, 3rd Year