[UPDATE] We’ve received nearly 150 entries for the competition, a large proportion of which were received very close to the last date of submission! No surprises there 🙂

The date of announcement of results has thus been extended to October 30th November 1st.

Thank you for your entries and best of luck!

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

To promote good writing and a culture of ‘sharing’ amongs law students in India, Lawctopus has joined hands with LexisNexis to organize the LexisNexis-Lawctopus Summer Internship Writing Competition 2014.

MyLaw.net has grateful agreed to be our learning partner for this competition.

Share your internship experience and win!

CRITERIA FOR ADJUDICATION

1. Detailed, complete and helpful

We love details; details help us all make informed choices about our internships. Do make sure your internship experience has lots of useful details!

Please make sure that the internship experience written by you contains all the details that a regular internship experience on Lawctopus does.

Helpful. Extra points for including helpful details like the ‘contact details’ etc.

1. a. Honest

If it was a bad experience, write about it without fear! If it was a superb experience, go full on!

Your internship experience will be read by 1000s of law students in years to come and they’ll make their internship/career decisions based on what you write. Please be detailed and honest. It’s your duty towards your friends.

However, please do not defame (you know the laws) and please do not send in an advertorial write-up.

2. Well-written and personalized

Check your write-up for grammar etc. And give the writer in you a real go!

Put in some fun, some personal experiences etc. Just as an idea, how about an internship experience as a poem?

3. It should be a summer internship!

The internship experience shared must be for an internship completed during this summer (March 1-September 30, 2014). [UPDATED]

The minimum duration for an internship to be shared as an ‘internship experience’ for the purposes of this competition is 2 weeks.

(See FAQ number 2 for more details on this)

The internship can be at any organization (lawyer’s chambers, law firm, NGO, LPO, company, etc.)

4. It should be shared by a law student studying in a recognized law school in India

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We are proud to have LexisNexis as our name partner for this competition!
AWARDS AND PRIZES

1st Prize: Cash prize of Rs. 6000 + LexisNexis Books worth Rs. 4000 + MyLaw.net courses worth Rs. 8000 + a certificate issued by LexisNexis. Total takeaways worth Rs. 18,000

2nd Prize: Cash prize of Rs. 5000 + LexisNexis Books worth Rs. 3000 + MyLaw.net courses worth Rs. 6500 + a certificate issued by LexisNexis India. Total takeaways worth Rs. 14,500

3rd Prize: Cash prize of Rs. 4000 + LexisNexis Books worth Rs. 2000 + MyLaw.net courses worth Rs. 5000 + a certificate issued by LexisNexis India. Total takeaways worth Rs. 11,000

Awards of Excellence (5 prizes): Cash prize of Rs. 3000 each + LexisNexis Books worth Rs. 1000 each + MyLaw.net courses worth Rs. 3000 each + a certificate issued by LexisNexis India. Total takeaways worth Rs.7,000 each

Consolation Prizes (5 prizes): Cash prize of Rs. 2000 each + LexisNexis Books worth Rs. 1000 each + MyLaw.net courses worth Rs. 2500 each + a certificate issued by LexisNexis India. Total takeaways worth Rs. 5,500 each

TOTAL PRIZE AMOUNT: RS. 1 LAKH 17 THOUSAND

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES

1. Please submit your internship experience by emailing the same to Tanuj Kalia at [email protected] with a cc to Nirmala Devi at [email protected]

2. The internship experience should be written in the body of the email itself. No attachments please.

3. The subject of the email should be Your Name-Name of your College-Name of the Organisation

For example if Tanuj Kalia from NUJS, Kolkata shares his internship experience at Amarchand Managaldas, Mumbai the subject of the email should be Tanuj Kalia-NUJS Kolkata-Amarchand Mumbai

4. In case you wish to remain anonymous, please put ANONYMOUS (in caps) at the end of your subject of the email. For example Tanuj Kalia-NUJS Kolkata-Amarchand Mumbai (ANONYMOUS)

5. You can share as many internship experiences as you want. (If you really did 3 internships this summer, do share them all!)

6. There is no word limit.

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The awesome MyLaw.net is our learning partner for this competition!
OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS

1. Copyrights over the write-ups will vest with Lawctopus and LexisNexis

2. We are entitled to update/change/cancel this competition in case sufficient entries are not received

3. The last date for submitting entries is September 30th.

Results will be announced on October 10th October 30th. 

4. We’ll be announcing the names of the judges soon. Rest assured, they’ll be the ones with awesome profiles!

PREVIOUS YEAR’S PRIZE WINNING ENTRIES

See the 12 internship experiences which won the prizes last time round HERE.

FAQs

1. Can a person ‘A’ share the internship experience of another person ‘B’?

Answer. We did not think of this possibility!

But, we are guessing you mean this: Someone who did a good internship but can’t write well, narrates it to someone who writes well, and he/she does the writing. Yes, you may do that.

In such a case please mention the name of the person who did the internship AND the name of the person who’s doing the writing. If you want to remain anonymous, please follow the above-mention instructions for anonymous posts.

But please make sure that the writer depicts the internship experience accurately and truthfully. This is NOT a fiction writing competition!

And you can decide between yourselves as to how the prizes will be distributed. Our advise will be that you get a contract drafted (kidding!).

2. Can I share my internship which ends on September 20th (etc.)?

After careful consideration we’ve made the time period as March 1-September 30, 2014. It’s a long duration for a summer, but well, that’s how things stand.

The minimum duration for an internship to be shared as an ‘internship experience’ for the purposes of this competition is 2 weeks.

This means that your internship must have commenced at any time between March 1-September 15 and must have ended at any time between March 15-September 30.

QUESTIONS?

Please leave your questions as comments to this article. We’ll answer them asap!

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31 COMMENTS

    • Hi, we’ve not published any of the internship experiences that were sent for the LexisNexis-Lawctopus Summer Internship Competition.

    • The results will be out on November 1st. We’d received 141 entries and we’ve arrived at a short-list of 29 entries. These are being rated by two ‘external’ judges.

  1. Hello,
    I am currently pursuing my BA LLB five year course from Classic College of law bareilly . And i am in 2 year of the said course also doing internship ,can i participate for the competition.Kindly provide details!

  2. Hello,
    I am currently pursuing my LL.M from ILS,Pune and has interned in a no. of places earlier this year,can i participate for the competition.Kindly provide details!

  3. Hello …can I submit the experience of mine at the district court? as this sounds too low in status as compared to other participants who interned at very good organisations.

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