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 corporate entities, law firms, media and publication houses, insurance companies, banks, organizations researching on law and policy, advocates, judicial clerkship etc. Internships are imperative to fathom the pragmatic and experiential aspects of theoretical knowledge provided for in the classroom and textbooks. Internships act as a facilitator to naive law students in deciding their career path keeping in mind the field of law that fascinates them the most.
The Bar Council of India has made it mandatory for each student to complete a minimum of 12 weeks of internship for three-year law course and 20 weeks for five-year law programme. No student is allowed to go for internship when the semester is running as per the Bar Council of India Rules, which is why we permit students to go for summer and winter internships for the period after their exams and before the commencement of the new semester.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
i) Our aim is to cater to the diverse interests of our students by reaching out to not merely corporate entities and law firms but also to organisations researching on law and policy.
ii) To provide plethora of opportunities to our students 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.
iii) To prepare them to face interviews and other challenges.
iv) Holistic development of students.
v) Arrange special lectures, workshops, seminars and conferences.
vi) Provide any other assistance as required by the students in relation to internship and recruitment if within our scope.
vii) To further such other aims as the Committee may decide from time to time.
DIVERSE CAREER OPTIONS
The diverse career options that a law degree offers is unmatched by any other professional degree. Law is a multi-disciplinary endeavour and draws from other disciplines, for instance, a criminal lawyer needs to have some understanding of human psychology and forensic science, and a corporate lawyer must have some 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. 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.
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.
EVENTS ORGANISED BY INTERNSHIP AND RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE
MOU with Juris Law Offices
School of Law, Ansal University signed an MOU with Juris Law Offices on 19 September 2019 and it is going to be extremely beneficial for the students pursuing law. Advocate Vikas Nagwan, Founder and Chairman, Juris Law Offices and Advocate Manvi Rajvanshy, Co-Founder and COO, Juris Law Offices addressed the law students on the importance of practical learning and the rewarding side of this profession.
Juris Law Offices would be providing training in the form of Summer and Winter Internships, which would help them seek pre-placement offers. Juris Law Offices would develop practical training module as per their Substantive and Procedural subjects, and train students to conduct arbitration proceedings. Student would have an Advocate from Juris Law Offices as an Industrial Mentor, who would provide practical exposure to their mentees in the form of Work from Home assignments.
Women Entrepreneurship Cell in collaboration with Women Entrepreneurs Foundation
Ansal University is establishing a Women Entrepreneurship Cell in collaboration with Women Entrepreneurs Foundation where existing alumni who are women entrepreneurs would be empaneled on the Board along with other women who are game-changers and have shattered the glass ceilings. The main objective of the cell would be to arrange workshops, training and seminars for the students to help them build their brand or start on their own. We have signed an MOU with Women Entrepreneurs Foundation on 19 September 2019.
Recruitment Drive began with Chestlaw
Mr. Manish Dhir, Partner, Chestlaw interviewed students on 23 April 2019 from the final year, Class of 2019 and marked the beginning of the recruitment drive at Ansal University’s School of Law. IRC is still waiting for the final call by Chestlaw. There are so many law firms and MNCs scheduled to conduct interviews in the month of May.
Lecture by Mr. Ashwini Chawla, AZB & Partners
Mr. Ashwini Chawla, Senior Associate, AZB & Partners, delivered a lecture on ‘Winding-up under Section 433 and Section 434 of the Companies Act, 1956 vis-à-vis Initiating Proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016’ on 6 March 2019 and also, gave an insight to the students on working with Law Firms, how to choose a practice area, what is demanded from them as freshers.
Workshop on Soft-Skills by Mr. Aritro Dasgupta
Internship and Recruitment Committee (IRC), School of Law organised a Workshop on 'Soft Skills' on 28 January 2019 for IV and V year students by Mr. Aritro Dasgupta, a soft-skills trainer as soft skills is difficult to measure but they are immensely valuable especially when one is planning to begin their career.
Pre-Placement Interviews conducted by Advocate Akshay Mehta and Soft Skills Trainer Mr. Aritro Dasgupta
Internship and Recruitment Committee invited Mr. Akshay Mehta, Principal Attorney, Mehta & Mehta Associates and Mr. Aritro Dasgupta, a soft-skills trainer on 28 January 2019 to interview and shortlist the students from IV and V year for various MNCs and law firms to keep the process fair and transparent.
Shortlisted students were then sent for internship to Cinepolis India Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., Gurgaon. Mayank Jain, III year student, will be interning in June-July 2019 with Cinepolis India Pvt. Ltd with a stipend of Rs. 1,20,000/-. Randeep Banwala, V year student and Tarun Kumar, III year student successfully completed their one month Internship with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. arranged by IRC, School of Law, Ansal University.
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.
Strategic Session of 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: Learning bare provisions of law, detailed analysis of leading cases and conceptual clarity of cases.
Workshop 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.
Seminar on Careers after Class XII
School of Law, Ansal University and Career Launcher, Gurgaon organized a Seminar on Careers after Class XII at Ansal University 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 100 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.
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.
Seminar on ‘Legal Career and the tips and techniques for acing Legal Interviews, Creating Resumes and Strategies for a Successful Legal Career’
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.
Legal Recruitment Fair 2016 & 2017
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.
FEATURED PLACEMENTS OF 2019
ONLINE INTERNSHIPS IN THE TIMES OF COVID-19
When everything around us has drastically changed and we are re-thinking and re-defining the ways to teach our Generation Z, alpha and beyond, we are proud that our students are not only attending classes diligently but also finding ways and means to work on their academic growth by way of internships and research projects etc. Sahana Arya has been appointed as the Campus Ambassador and Associate Editor by Legge Rhythms. She has also done one month online internship with briefCASED and has been taken on the editorial board for a Newsletter by Legality Viability. Rinki rana has been interning with Lali Foundation. Some of our students are working as Social Media Moderators, Editors and Campus Ambassadors with Legality Viability. iPleaders has selected couple of students for a virtual internship. Ishaanvi Maavi has secured an internship for 3 months with Intellectus Law. Hardhvardhan, Sonam Mehrotra and Lavanya Gupta are interning under Advocate Amar Vivek. Areness Attorneys, a Delhi based law firm, has taken Akansha Singh, Jasleen, Priyanka and Tarun as interns. These are just few names when almost every student at SOL is working on some project or internship at the moment and also doing complete justice to virtual classes.