INTERNSHIP AND RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE
School of Law has a dedicated Internship and Recruitment Committee (IRC), which caters to the diverse interests of our students by reaching out to not merely corporate entities and law firms but also to organizations researching on law and policy.
DIVERSE CAREER OPTIONS
The diverse career options that a law degree offers is unmatched by any other professional degree. Law is a multi-disciplinary & open-ended endeavour which draws concepts and theories from other disciplines, for instance, a criminal lawyer needs understanding of human psychology and forensic science, and a corporate lawyer must equip himself with the understanding of commerce and capital. There is a plethora of opportunities for a law graduate like practicing in the Courts, Judicial Services, UPSC, Armed Forces, Academics, NGOs, Legal Editor, Legal Journalist, Legal Advisor for MNCs, legal officers for Banks and Insurance Companies, LPOs, KPOs, Armed Forces (Judge Advocate General) etc.
COMPREHENSIVE SCHEME OF INTERNSHIP
SOL has formulated a comprehensive scheme of internship training for different classes in concurrence with the multi-disciplinary nature of law. First year students are required to join Library for a period of 4-6 weeks when the Semester is not running for research to gain insight into legal issues trending. Second year students undergo training at NGOs or lawyers at District Level, like Centre for Excellence in Alternative Care of Children (CEAC) and Kailash Satyarthi Foundation. Third to fifth year students are given a free hand to go in for training with corporate houses, law firms like Desai & Dewanji, Wadia Gandhy, AZB & Partners, Khaitan & Co., National Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Law Network, departments of State and Central Government and chambers of senior lawyers where some of the students interned with Mr. Siddharth Luthra, Mr. Aashish Chopra, Mr. Amarjit Singh Chandhiok, Mr.Raaj Birbal and Mr. Ashok Sharma. The final year students can also go for Judicial Clerkship.
WHAT DO WE DO AS AN INTERNSHIP COMMITTEE?
The Internship Committee is the link between the students of SOL and the legal fraternity. Every year, the committee forwards CVs of students to the recruiters and provides them with internships in their respective field of interest. The Committee organizes workshops and seminars to groom the students so that when they graduate, they are at par with the best.
Following the success of the first iteration of the ‘Legal Recruitment Fair’ in 2016, the second iteration was also hosted by SOL in January, 2017. The event was organized along with Law Pundits. The Fair saw participation from many employers like Mind Merchants, Mindcrest, UnitedLex, 5E- Legal, Hingorani & Associates, and Legit Pancea and over 600 applicants.
Candidate being interviewed by Interviewers from Legit Pancea
FOCUS ON PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
Our aim is to focus on personality development and not just academic achievement. We focus on every student, understand their skill and communication levels and accordingly work to improve upon it. We organise sessions and workshops to impart soft skills and professional skills by industry experts. Internship Committee organized a Seminar on ‘Legal Career and the tips and techniques for acing Legal Interviews, Creating Resumes and Strategies for a Successful Legal Career’ along with Mr. Vishnu Prasad, Legal Pundits. We have scheduled many other workshops on Resume Writing, Mock Interviews and Mock Group Discussions. Personality Development workshops to help student in preparation for interviews for internships. We, at SOL, ensure student satisfaction and help our students derive maximum value from internships and placements.
Team from Legal Pundits
LAW CAREER GUIDANCE WORKSHOP
SOL held a ‘Law Career Guidance Workshop’ by a panel of experts to enable students and their Parents to take informed decisions while making their career choices. The panel consisted of Prof. Edward Carter, Utah USA, Prof. Osamu Arakaki, from Tokyo, Japan, Prof. David Ambrose, Madras University, Prof. Elumalai, Director, School of Law, IGNOU, and, Advocate Supreme Court of India, Mr. Sree Parthasarathy, Senior Partner, Deloitte. The interactive panel discussion, exposed students to the opportunities in a range of various professional fields, especially law.
Professor Edward Carter, Utah USA
SEMINAR ON CAREER AFTER XII
School of Law, AU and Career Launcher, Gurgaon organized a Seminar on Careers after Class XII at AU Campus to help parents and their wards make an informed decision on their career choices after Class XII. Deciding on the right career can be quite tough for students as well as their parents. Rahul Sharma from Career Launcher addressed the students and their parents. Rahul is an engineer from YMCA Institute of Engineering, Faridabad. His interest in the field of Aptitude helped him score a 99.9 percentile in CAT and secure admission in IIM-Ahmedabad. After a brief stint in the banking sector, Rahul followed his passion and has been working in the aptitude and skill training industry with Career Launcher.
Workship on 'image management and soft skills'
Internship and Recruitment Committee (IRC), School of Law organized a Workshop on 'Image Management and Soft Skills' by Ms. Kavita Dhillon. This Workshop was conducted for Ansal University Students by Ms Kavita Dhillon, Chief Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer, Extra Edge Image Management and Consulting, a Gurgaon based firm, specialized in image consulting and soft skill training for individuals, institutions, and corporates. Extra Edge trained students on Introduction to the Program - Image and its Importance in today’s life, getting job ready, effective body Language in a job interview, personal grooming and dressing right to impress for an interview session, job interview etiquette that makes you stand out and how to communicate effectively in a job interview.
Ms. Kavita Dhillon, Chief Image Consultant & Soft Skills Trainer, Extra Edge Image Management & Consulting
STRATEGIC SESSION ON JUDICIAL SERVICE PREPARATION
Gone are the days when after graduating from a law school, one only practiced in courts and law was only compartmentalized into civil and criminal law. There is a plethora of opportunities for a law graduate like practicing in the Courts, Judicial Services, UPSC, Armed Forces, Academics, NGOs, Legal Editor, Legal Journalist, Legal Advisor for MNCs, legal officers for Banks and Insurance Companies, Consultancies including big fours, Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO), Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), Armed Forces (Judge Advocate General), an Income Tax Consultant, Crime Intelligence Analyst, Environmental Consultant etc. and the opportunities have only been increasing with the technological advancement.
Judicial Service Examination which is organized by every state exclusively for law graduates is one good career option. School of Law, Ansal University organized a Strategic session on Judicial Services Examination to equip our students with the nuances of Competitive Exam. Mr Danish Hasnain was the key speaker for the event, he discussed at length the tactics one should opt for preparing for these exams. He emphasized on the fact that students should opt for 3 mantras in preparation for judicial service examination.
AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION FAIR
IDP Education organized Australian Education Fair at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon wherein 18 students from School of Law across all years aspiring to pursue higher education in Australia, participated in the fair. The Fair brought together Universities and Institutes from Australia under one roof where our students got an opportunity to interact face to face with the University representatives. It was a free platform for the students to gauge their prospects, apply directly to the University of their choice and get first hand information on different courses, scholarships, eligibility criteria, admission procedure etc.