I am a fourth year student at New Law College, BVDU, Pune. My interests are in litigation and cyber law. I joined the business law fellowship with iPleaders since I believed that the academic education in the college wasn’t enough to brace me for the practical world and I was looking for more. But I had no idea what I was getting into!
The program has tremendously elevated my writing skills. It has been a very enriching experience. It has completely changed the way I used to write. I learnt that whatever we write needs to be practically relevant. I also learnt that if something needs to be explained in simple language, it must first be understood in depth. The topics that we were given were very specific and of a wide variety and this has increased my practical knowledge a lot.
My last internship was with Mr Mahesh Jethmalani. I thought that I would apply my newly acquired writing skill to use for one of his ongoing matters. My researching skills have also become more focused now and I know what and where to look for, while earlier, I didn’t know how to go about it. I got good guidance during the fellowship because of which I have a sense of what to include in an article and what to avoid. Because of this, I was able to impress Mr Jethmalani and other associates with my writing on that matter and got a one up against the other interns. When I was supposed to write an article in my college on a human rights issue, I was able to write very fast, in a couple of days, unlike before, when I took about a week to write a 2000 words article. My writing has become much more structured. I have written on a very wide variety of topics right from National Green Tribunal to Compliance rating mechanism in GST and this has increased my interest in a wide variety of topics. I want to go on with the fellowship since it is very engaging and I would want to continue improving and polishing my writing skills.
I would recommend people to apply for this fellowship since it gives practical knowledge which cannot be obtained just by attending the college. This is a very prestigious platform where you have people guiding you and you can guide other people – you can build relationships with other fellows. Given that blogging is very upcoming thing in the legal sector and that you would need researching and writing skills throughout your career, this is a great platform to start with. I would love to recommend this fellowship to all my friends and I keep telling them that if you have the time for development beyond the college, you should definitely go for it!