NAME, COLLEGE, YEAR OF STUDY: Arnab Chakraborty, 2 nd year, National Law University Odisha.

 

PLACE OF INTERNSHIP:    Aquilaw, Kolkata.

 

ADDRESS:8th Floor, 9, Old Post Office St, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001

 

DURATION:   02.12.2019 to 26.12.2019 (4 Weeks) [10:00a.m – 06:00p.m]

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  I applied for this internship through mail (payel.mukherjee@aquilaw.com). I submitted them my curriculum vitae.

 

MAIN TASKS:I worked on drafting service agreements, research involved M&A, Joint Ventures. I worked extensively on Data Privacy Laws (GDPR and PDPB, 2019). I was asked to assist in making presentations for potential clients. I was also fortunate to witness a high profile criminal case at the City Sessions Court (Bankshall). The best thing about Aquilaw is you will never find interns sitting idle. Associates are easily approachable and they have complete faith in the interns’ work. At the end of the internship period, interns are required to prepare a presentation on a relevant topic on which they have worked on during the course of internship.

 

GOOD THINGS:It is located adjacent to the Calcutta High Court building. You have food stalls lined up in the street in front of the office, so you can never really be hungry when you are working at Aquilaw!

 

BAD THINGS:The only thing, I would say, is that you are required to wear formals everyday (except Saturdays) but I guess, in the legal profession that is something you cannot complain about.

 

OVERALL EXPERIENCE:  This organization provides for a good internship for new budding lawyers. As a 1st year student of law there, I wasn’t burdened with work but instead was taught how to complete my work. If you’re a first year law student, this place seems just about right for your first internship programme.

 

STIPEND:Rs. 2000/-