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Internship Program of MATS Law School


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Why Internship?

Getting a job after graduation is a real challenge, especially when one doesn’t have any work experience. The irony is: to get work experience one must first get a job. We consider ‘Internship’ as the only solution for this. Hence internship at MATS Law School is mandatory and is the main strategy for improving the ‘employability’ of our students.
Internships provide required work experience opportunities to students. Employers are willing to engage students as interns, especially if the intern is willing to work with little or no monetary compensation. However, the benefits of doing an internship extend beyond the monetary compensation. Some of the benefits of doing an internship are:

  • Gain Valuable Work Experience: Internship provides an opportunity to gain valuable work experience that a student just can’t get in the class room.
  • Have an Edge in the Job Market: Employers usually are more concerned with the work experience than the qualifications and internship is the only way to get the work experience required to secure a job. Many Law Firms recruit students who have done an internship with them or with similar law firms and in the more competitive job market it is essential to set yourself apart from the others.
  • Transition in to a Job: Employers see interns as prospective employees and many students finish their internships and return with a PPO (Pre Placement Offer) to work with the company full time after the graduation. Law Firms find internship as the number one way to recruit new staff.
  • Ecide if this is the Right Career for you: internships helps you understand whether this is the right career for you and whether it is the right place for you to work. Since internships are generally for short term (say 4 to 6 weeks) you can test your future career without any commitment and find out whether it is a career that will satisfy you.
  • Networking Opportunities: Internships are the best way to meet and interact with people in the same field. Internship gets you the opportunity to meet people who might help you getting a job later on and give you the contacts in the legal profession. More important, reference from people in the legal profession will really add weight to your CV and your application for a job or higher studies abroad.
  • Apply Class room knowledge: Internship gives you an opportunity to use the skills a student has learnt in the class room in a real-world setting.
  • Gain Confidence: Getting valuable work experience and meeting people in the profession are the great ways to build your confidence. After a series of internship during the 5 years of study at MATS Law School, you will have a very impressive CV, which will make you more confident to face any interview. If an interviewer asks if you know how to do something, we are sure, you won’t say “mm, yes, I think I will be able to do that” instead you will say “absolutely” and supplement your assertion with examples.

Internship at MATS Law School

Internship at MATS Law School is compulsory for every student of B.B.A.LL.B. (Honours) Degree Program. The Students of MATS Law School get enviable opportunities to intern at various institutions/Law firms / Courts / Banks / MNCs / Insurance Companies, etc., and to intern with eminent Lawyers and Judges. The Academic Calendar and the internship program of MATS Law School are designed very diligently to ensure that the students of MATS Law School will have an edge over students studying in other law schools. Every academic year, every student will get two internship opportunities, one for a duration of 6 weeks and another for a duration of 4 weeks. The “Internship Coordination Committee” functioning directly under the supervision of Prof (Dr) G P Tripathis, Director of the Law School, with Ms Meenakshi Tripathi , Vinisha Verma and Kamaljeet Singh as Faculty Advisor/Coordinator successfully secured 100% internship opportunities for the students of the first batch. Currently the students of MATS Law School are interning at the following Organizations:

Name of the Organization
Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (CAG)
Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar, Chennai-600020
Tamil Nadu
Peoples Watch
6 Vallabai Road, Chokhikullam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
People Watch
 
Central Chronicle
Navbharat Press, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
Abhivyakti
State Resource Centre, E-8/138, Trilanga,
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
Abhivyati
 
Chhattisgarh Medicinal Plant Board
Jail Road, Near Forest Colony,
Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
Rural Litigation & Entitlement Kendra
68/1, Surya Lok Colony, Rajpur,
Dehradun-248001, Uttaranchal.
 
Association for Social Health and Advancement (ASHA)
AT/PO: Dang,
Bargarh-768028, Orissa.
Association For Social Health and Advancement Gram Vikas
Mohuda Village, Ganjam District,
Berhampur-760 002, Orissa.
 
Centre for Social Justice,
C-105,Royal Chimney,
Bodakdev, Vastrapur, Ahemdabad, Gujarat.
Consumer Guidance Society of India
Block ‘J’, Azad Maidan, Mahapalika Marg,
Mumbai-400001, Maharashtra.
 
Pradan
Ashirwad Bhawan, Saketpuri,
Near Shiv Mandir, Hazaribagh-825301,
Jharkhand.

The following organizations and Law Firms have also utilized the internship services of the students of the MATS Law School in 2012-13 :

Name of the Organization
Hon'ble Supreme Court of India
Tilak Marg, New Delhi-110 001 (India)
Hon'ble High Court of C.G.
High Court premises, Bilaspur, (C.G.)
 
Hon'ble High Court of Delhi
Shershah Road New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Hon'ble High Court of M.P.
Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482002
 
Hon'ble High Court of Madras
N fort Road,Parrys, George Town,Chennai,
Tamil Nadu 044 2530 1349
Hon'ble High Court of Calcutta
3 Esplanade Row West Kolkata : 700001
West Bengal ,India
 
Hon'ble High Court of Bihar
Patna,Bihar
Hon'ble High Court of Assam
Gram Vikas,
Uzan Bazaar Guwahati, Assam


Name of the Law firms
Fox Mandal Pangea3
 
Singhania & Co., LLP Wadia Ghandy & Co.  
 
Narasappa, Doraswamy & Raja Kocchar & Kocchar
 
Dua Associates Oasis
 
Luthra & Luthra SRGR Law
 
Sarthak Law