In this blog post, Mr Saurabh Kumar, the Managing Partner at SK Attorneys and a Mentor at Project Abhimanyu provides guidance to a student on finding the right job in the legal sector. Project Abhimanyu acts as an external placement cell that guides a student about the available career options and job opportunities as well as helps them apply for internships and jobs.
Question: I am worried regarding my future and placement after spending 10 lakhs. I cannot afford to sit at home. I have really worked hard for my career.
From the first year itself, I have interned twice a year. I have previously interned at PUCL and Naya Sawera NGO , Former Judge High Courts of M.P. & Chattisgarh , Sr. Advocate Mr. M. Fakhruddin, Supreme Court of India, Bhati Associates, Delhi, Luthra & Luthra Law offices and KK Sharma Law Offices, New Delhi where I assisted filing of various information in CCI and extensive research in field of Antitrust Law. Last summer I was Legal Intern at South Law Advocates, Gurgaon.
My areas of interest are Corporate Law & Competition Law and have also learnt about Competition law through various moots as I have attended 1st DSNLU moot Court Competition on Competition law in 2014 and 6th NLU Antitrust Moot Court Competition in 2015 and also attended Winter Course organized by CIRC in January 2015. I have participated in various essay writing competitions on topics such as Need for Super Regulator- CCI , Collective dominance – Time to feed the infant.
Due to strong interests in Moot courts, I have participated in six Moot Court Competitions both national and international, which in turn prepared me for a legal career as a good researcher. Moreover, I was head of Moot Court Committee in Raffles University, School of Law and won “Best Researcher” in XI All Delhi Moot Court Competition of Criminal law, University Of Delhi in 2013. I was also awarded Certificate from University for Outstanding Performance in Inter University Moot Court Competitions. However, I have not received a PPO yet.
Your concern is quite genuine and this shows your sincerity towards your education. However, please note that getting a job requires overall personality of the candidate where the employer shall look into other qualities than just the college background you are coming. I am sure Raffles University, Neemrana is duly recognised by the Bar Council of India for providing legal education and this would be enough for any prospective employer to consider your CV.
You should focus on areas of your interest and look for a few internships before the end of your course or you may also get in touch with people you have interned before requesting them for another internship opportunity and you may give your best during the internship. If you are able to impress them with your work, they might offer you pre-placement even before sitting for your final exam.
The only thing that I would say is believe in yourself and give your best rest will follow.