Law internships and placements right after college are ideal for all law graduates. These law firms often provide paid, unpaid or virtual internships to law students seeking to build their careers in law. This article focuses on the Top 20 law firms that are hunting for interns in 2022, making it convenient for the readers to explore these firms' opportunities.
Prior internships, publications, and moots in your preferred area would give your CV the boost it requires. Interning in these firms will provide you with exposure as well as an opportunity to network with your co-interns, giving out first-hand experience on how a law firm operates. It also helps in networking and building a close relationship with mentors.
Before listing down these firms, one must keep in mind the eligibility criteria for the internship. If you are in the 4th or 5th Year of your Five Year law course or the final Year of your Three Year law course, then you are eligible for an internship. Also, after the completion of the internship, you will get a Certificate of Internship and a lot of corporate world experience.
The following is the list of all Tier-1, Tier-2, or Tier-3 law firms that are seeking interns this Year:
(1) Kochhar & Co.:
Kochhar & Co. is one of India's biggest and most popular corporate law firms. Internship at Kochhar & Co is taking place around the Year, and it is an excellent opportunity for a student who wishes to pursue a career in the corporate sector. Currently, the firm is conducting internships in Virtual mode. The duration of the internship is of One Month. Talking about the work profile, mainly you have to help the associate in Research work and drafting.
(2) Dua Associates:
Dua Associates, a leading law firm, has a wide area of practice ranging from Intellectual property Rights to Banking & finance. The internship at Dua Associates would be for one month only. Work profile involves research on various legal issues depending upon your internship area. Currently, the Dua Associates internship is in the online mode.
(3) Phoenix Legal:
Phoenix Legal appreciates young students' ambition and desire for exposure and experience in the legal industry. They have curated an internship opportunity for law students, which provides more than a glimpse of what goes inside a law firm. A 4-week internship across their two offices (New Delhi and Mumbai) are available. Lately, they have been looking for students' zeal and drive to become members of an ever-growing law firm like Phoenix Legal. The student is expected to have the following skillset -
Excellent communication skills (should be able to express their views)
Team player quality
Right attitude with the temperament of learning
(4) Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas:
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas is a full-service Indian law firm headquartered in Mumbai, India. CAM was named the "Most Innovative National Law Firm of the Year – India." They accept online applications from their website. One would be honored to be an intern in this firm. Currently, there are virtual intakes of interns.
(5) Khaitan & Co:
Khaitan & Co's internship program runs through the Year and is crafted to give your career a head start. They work with the placement committees of various law schools and directly process internship applications. The recruitment process is rigorous, though; they recruit talent after putting them through rigorous technical and behavioral assessments.
(6) DSK Legal Internship:
DSK Legal, founded in 2001, provides legal advice to clients. The assigned work primarily includes drafting papers such as petitions, affidavits, letters patent appeals, and the Trademarks Act, among other things. DSK Legal Internships are for a minimum of 1 month and are usually unpaid but offer travel, food, and other allowances. You can choose your dates for the internship as the firm provides opportunities throughout the Year.
(7) Fox Mandal Internship:
Fox Mandal is a company with a legacy of a full-service law company in India. They hire year-round and constantly search for fresh talender interns and candidates to join their law offices in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad. The internships offered are usually unpaid, and even if it is paid, the stipend provided is about Rs. 1000 per week. The internships requirement usually ranges from 1 to 3 months. The intern is expected to research a variety of fields of law, and minor drafting work is also issued to them.
(8) Dhaval Vussonji - Advocates and Solicitors:
They actively take law students on board to intern with them and encourage them to think beyond textbooks. They allow the interns to do hands-on work, enabling them to develop a pragmatic approach to practical aspects. Interns are exposed to the opportunity to accompany the lawyers to courts and client meetings related to assigned cases. They accept online applications posted on their website.
(9) Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas:
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, among India's premier law firms, is built on a century of excellence. They offer a 4-week Internship program whose tasks can be broadly classified into two heads, Due Diligence (DD) and Research. Currently, there are virtual openings available.
(10) Desai and Diwanji:
The legal firm Desai and Diwanji was established in the year 1935. It operates from Mumbai, Gurugram, and New Delhi. It is known for its specialization in Mergers and Acquisitions. They offer an Internship program all around the Year. They provide a certificate for an internship and a Letter of Recommendation. Students can directly fill up the application form from the website.
(11) Luthra and Luthra Internship:
Luthra & Luthra Legal Offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi is looking for fresh interns to join their offices. They offer a generous stipend of Rs. 10,000. Unlike most law firms that offer unpaid internships, they are an exception. Also, they provide meals and beverages. The highlight of this internship program is geared to give L&L interns a realistic view of the legal profession and how things work in a law office.
(12) AZB & Partners:
Founded in 2004, AZB & Partners is a law firm with a clear purpose to provide reliable, practical, and full-service advice to clients across all sectors. Their programs are excellent avenues for intelligent and motivated individuals who love the law to gain valuable legal experience. They believe in the development and training of young law minds. AZB is given the exposure that helps them develop interpersonal skills and groom themselves to become better professionals.
(13) King Stubb & Kasiva, Advocates & Attorneys:
King Stubb & Kasiva is a full-service national law firm with offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, and Kolkata. KSK has partnered with associate lawyers in more than 24 states in India. It offers a wide range of internship opportunities in every office. One can directly visit the website, fill out an application form, or connect on LinkedIn.
(14) Anand and Anand:
A leading full-service, Anand and Anand is an Intellectual Property law firm. It offers end-to-end legal solutions across all facets of Intellectual Property and allied areas. They are continuously looking for innovative and self-directed professionals who seek to expand their horizons. They conduct a mega recruitment event periodically called R@tings; one can participate in one and get shortlisted.
They provide a work environment that enables individuals to challenge themselves every day, push excellence's limits, and optimize their potential – professionally and personally.
(15) Argus Partners:
Argus Partners is an Indian law firm with offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad. They actively encourage internship opportunities for law students. Currently, online but soon to be offline.
JSA welcomes aspiring legal professionals who wish to be a part of their firm and its diverse practice areas. Their culture creates a platform for developing professional expertise in an environment that cherishes excellence and teamwork.
Their practice has been organized into three clusters – Corporate, Finance, and Disputes with thirty service lines.
(17) Kothari Legal Services, Pune:
Kothari Legal Services, Pune is one of the oldest law firms in India. Their practice ranges in international corporate, banking laws, property laws, etc., having its presence across the globe.
About The Internship:
It is a full-time (in-office) internship; one can start the internship between 5th Jan '22 and 9th Feb '22, available for six months from Pune and neighboring cities. Selected intern's day-to-day responsibilities include:
• Perform fieldwork
• Handle all kinds of task
• Work on drafting
• Search and Title
(18) AND Solutions Private Limited:
AND Solutions Private Limited is one of the leading professionally managed service providers which offers end-to-end solutions to business problems. They offer their clients a wide range of services: trademark, copyright, patent, & design registration.
About The Internship:
Selected intern's day-to-day responsibilities include:
• Updating status of the applications
• Drafting opposition and objection to be given as per performance
Coordinating with clients related to their queries
(19) Satram Dass:
Satram Dass B & Co. (SDB) is a full-service, leading independent law firm founded in 1977. They specialize in real estate, litigation and dispute resolution, corporate mergers & acquisitions, and banking & finance. They recognize that an expert legal practice requires profound legal knowledge well grouted in local jurisdictions. The firm works with local correspondent lawyers to assist their clients and offer a local knowledge base and legal service.
(20) Krishnamurthy & Co. (K Law):
Established in 1999, Krishnamurthy & Co. (K Law) is a full-service law firm with Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Chennai offices. K Law offers aspiring student lawyers an introduction to the world of corporate law. The 4-week internship and paralegal program at K Law runs through the Year. K Law also runs along, typically 6-12 month paralegal program for newly qualified lawyers. They provide interns and paralegals the opportunity to undertake real work under the supervision of experienced lawyers.
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Author: Payal Patil