Internship and Placement Committee

The Internship and Placement Committee at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, is an integral part of the institution. It performs various important functions which involve participation from the entire student body. Some functions performed by the Committee are enlisted below:

  • Arranging for Internships for the students of all batches.
  • Contacting Potential Recruiters for Recruitment purposes.
  • Organizing seminars and lectures on a regular basis on various topics.
  • Conducting workshops for honing the legal skills and abilities of the student body.

The Committee is a student run body, guided in the right direction by its Faculty Advisors. The Committee works tirelessly to ensure that students get good Internships and Placements, which form an intrinsic part of a law school education.

The Internship and Placement Committee can be reached at internshipcell@rmlnlu.ac.in.

Events and Workshops Organised

Interactive Session with Chris Parsons, August 11, 2016

The Placement and Internship Committee organized an interaction of the students with Mr. Chris Parsons, Chairman, India Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills on August 11, 2016. Mr. Parsons has been with HSF for over 30 years and has been the Chairman of the firm's India Practice for the past 10 years.
Apart from time with clients, Mr. Parsons lectures at a number of Law Schools in India. He also helps guide the firm's social initiatives in India which includes HSF Bridge, a project that links law students with local causes. Mr. Parsons is the relationship partner for a number of Indian companies and has been involved on some leading deals including Bharti's acquisition of Zain Africa, Godrej's joint venture with the Darling Group across Africa and Essar's arrangements with Vodafone.
Mr. Parsons interacted with students of the University on diverse areas such as cross border mergers and acquisitions, recruitments at HSF, requirements of working in the international market and HSF’s commitments to India among other things. The interaction witnessed enthusiastic participation by the students.
 

Manthan is the flagship event organized by the Internship & Placement Committee annually, wherein leading experts and alumni in Corporate sector, Litigation, and Academia share their experience and views on different career prospects with the student, in order to help them choose a career and formulate their plans accordingly. In the academic year 2015-16 Internship & Placement Committee had organized Manthan 3.0 comprising of 4 events-

1. CORPORATE PANEL DISCUSSION, 5th March 2016

Aarti Joshi (Partner) Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Anil Choudhary (Partner) Finsec Law Advisors, Jasleen Oberoi (Partner) Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Mr. S Vasan (Partner) Lakshmikumar Sidharan Sumit Rai (Partner) Economic and Law Practice had a discussion on how to build a career in law firm practice.

2. LITIGATION PANEL DISCUSSION, 6th March 2016

The members in the panel were Mr. Alok Tiwari (Partner) Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Mr. Jaideep Narayan Mathur (Senior Advocate) Allahabad High Court and Mr. Ashok Mehta (Senior Advocate) Additional Solicitor General Of India. They had a discussion on career prospects as a litigant.

3. CV BUILDING SESSION, 6th March 2016

This session was taken by Mr. Amit Upadhaya, CEO of Equiskills. (former HR at Citibank). He explained the nuances for building a good resume and CV.

4. MOCK PERSONAL INTERVIEW, 6th March 2016

The Mock Personal Interview exercise was organized in order to make students acquainted with real interviews and can learn from that. The interviews were taken by Amit Upadhyay (former HR at Citibank), Umesh Bajpai (former legal officer at PNB), Shyam Garg (NABARD) and Yasir Hakim Abbas (Guest Faculty at Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi).

INTERNSHIPS (2015-16)

In the academic year 2015-16 the Internship and Placement Committee had provided internships in big corporate firms like Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan and Co., Luthra and so on. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas had selected 9 students for internship in the academic year 2015-16.

PLACEMENTS (2015-16)

The need for potential candidates with the right caliber has been attracting corporate and organization to the college. The Placement Cell mediates between industry and students in conducting aptitude tests, group discussion and personal interviews. The following are the placement stats of the batch 2016:

S.No. NAME OF STUDENTS NAME CAMPUS/PPO
1. Deepika Goyal Finsec law Advisors PPO
2. Diviangna Garg Cyril Amarchand PPO
3. Ruchi Verma Cyril Amarchand PPO
4. Divya Chaudhary Shardul Amarchand PPO
5. Aniruddha Bhattacharya Argus Partners PPO
6. Garima Prakash Athena Law Advisors Campus
7. Abhishek Dwivedi Economic Law Practices PPO
8. Akansha Mehta JSA PPO
9. Himani Singh Samvad Partners PPO
10. Sanchit Wipro PPO
11. Aayush Jain Khaitan PPO
12. Cardoz Mavis Marcus Wadia Ghandy PPO
13. Nikhil Somvanshi Pangea3 Campus
14. Sukanya Basak OSC Legal Services Campus
15. Amol Khanna HDFC Ltd. PPO
16. Shantanu Singh Athena Law Advisors Campus
17. Virat Tomar Pangea3 Campus
18. Shanya OSC Legal Services Campus
19. Vineet Mishra Athena Law Advisors Campus
20. Anubhav Deep Singh OSC Legal Services Campus
21. Atmika Singh Pangea3 Campus
22. Mohit Gupta Sriram General Campus
23. Siddharth Thakur OSC Legal Services Campus
24. Vaibhav Ailawadi OSC Legal Services Campus
25. Choudhary Krishnavir Singh Sriram General Campus
26. Anchit Cyril Amarchand Campus
27. Rushil Cyril Amarchand PPO
28. Surbhi Purohit Suvan Advisors PPO
29. Raj Mohan Wadhwa Chambers PPO

The Internship and Placement Committee organized a lecture on Drafting of Property Deeds by Mr. Neelesh Banthia- 11th Aug 2014

Mr. Neelesh Banthia, representing Banthia and Co., a prestigious law firm, gave tips to the students on Drafting of Property deeds. He also discussed various kinds of agreements that are made in Sale of Property such as Joint Venture Agreement, and Sale-cum-Construction Agreement. He further emphasized on the need of practical experience of law for law students, and the role of internships in imparting holistic education. The interactive and informative session ended with Mr. Banthia sharing some of his personal experiences and encouraging students to find their niche in the field of law.

The Internship and Placement Committee in association with renowned firm Nishith Desai Associates conducted a lecture on Principles of International Taxation: An Indian Perspective– 13th August 2014

The Internship and Placement Committee in collaboration with Nishith Desai Associates, organized a video conference/discussion for the students on the topic "Basic Principles of International Taxation: An Indian Perspective". Organized in the library, the session was conducted by Mr. Ashish Sodhani and Ms. Shipra Padhi, Associates and Members of International Tax Practice at NDA, Mumbai.

The discussion was primarily focused on the International Tax principles applicable in various case studies provided by them. The Issues of Source and Residentiary principles and the conflicts arising due them, the role of DTAAs, transfer of assets between two companies situated in different countries were among the topics that were discussed. They further initiated discussion on advantages and disadvantages of debt and equity investments, and the differences between tax avoidance and tax planning. The discussion provided an insight to the contemporary problems of International Taxation from India’s perspective.

The Internship and Placement Committee organized a lecture on Deciding How to Choose Between : A law firm or Litigation, delivered by Mr. Mayank Pandey- 16 Aug 2014

Mr. Mayank Pandey, an advocate in the chambers of Mr. L. Nagesgwara Rao, Additional Solicitor General of India, was invited by the Internship and Placemen Committee to engage in an interactive discussion in the merits and demerits of firm litigation and independent litigation.

Formerly an associate at AMSS working in the field of commercial arbitration, Mr. Pandey shared various personal experiences to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of joining a firm or starting as an independent practitioner at the bar. He further gave his opinion on the viability of switching from firm litigation to independent practice and vice-versa, and the importance of legal background for a fresh graduate. He discussed the various expectations of legal industry from law graduates and the importance of law school activities in the CV, especially when a student is desirous of pursuing LL.M. from a foreign university. Apart from this, he also shared the different experiences of practicing under a High Court and a Supreme Court Lawyer. The interactive and engaging session proved extremely informative for the students who were eager to know about the various career aspects open to them.

The Internship and Placement Committee organized a lecture on Competition Law, delivered by Dr. Satya Prakash, Director and Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Deputy Director of the Competition Commission of India. – 7th Sept. 2014

The Internship and placement Committee at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow was pleased to invite Dr. Satya Prakash, Director and Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Deputy Director of the Competition Commission of India, to conduct an interactive session with its Students.

The session involved discussion on the scope of Competition law, analyzing its definition, nature, its relation to economics and its evolution in India. The discussion focused on a variety of topics including, the need of Competition Law, the functions of the Competition Commission of India, discussion on recent case laws and judgments given by the Commission and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.