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Internship Experience at Divanshu Gupta Law Chambers, Jaipur: Proactive Discussion on Aspects of Law; Performance-Based Stipend

Name of the Student

Aaditya Mishra

College and Year of Study

5th Year, Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

Name and Address of the Organization

Divanshu Gupta Law Chambers, 136, Vishveshvariya Nagar, Arjun Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302018.

Duration of Internship

July 28, 2021 – August 30, 2021.

How did you Apply?

I came across the opportunity for this internship via LinkedIn. The process for application was straightforward. I e-mailed my updated CV, cover letter and one self-authored academic article to Advocate Divanshu Gupta sir at divanshug10@gmail.com, stating my interest in undergoing a physical internship at his office.

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I received a reply from sir after a few days, following which I was called to his office for an interview.

First-Day Formalities, Infrastructure, First Impression

The interview was conducted at Sir’s office located in Vishveshwariya Nagar. Questions about my CV, areas of interest, and reasons for taking this internship were asked. There were no formalities to be fulfilled after the interview was done.

Sir’s office is spacious, with a separate work area and desk for interns, next to Sir’s cabin. Sir is very professional in his approach. He explained the kind of cases and the areas of law I would be exposed to during the period of my internship.

Main Tasks

Before delving into the main tasks undertaken by me during the internship, it is imperative to list the areas of law that I had worked on, among other things:

  1. Corruption Law – Involving intersection of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
  2. Contract Law – Involving provisions of the Indian Contract Act, 1872.
  3. Consumer Protection Law – Involving provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019.
  4. Co-operative Societies Law – Involving provisions pertaining to co-operative banks under Rajasthan Co-operative Societies Act, 2001 and Rajasthan Co-operative Societies Rules, 2001.
  5. RBI Moratorium Guidelines – Involving provisions of moratorium packages issued under the Reserve Bank of India’s Guidelines in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main tasks that were allotted to me throughout the internship are enumerated as follows:

  1. Reading case files and briefing sir about my understanding of the same.
  2. Researching and preparing detailed research documents concerning certain aspects of a case.
  3. Drafting a detailed list of dates and case summaries.
  4. Vetting commercial contracts and MoUs, adding and editing clauses.
  5. First-hand interaction with clients.
  6. Detailed discussions with sir on questions of law and facts upon presenting research.
  7. Accompanying sir to various courts, viz., Rajasthan High Court, Office of Deputy Registrar in Sahakar Bhavan, ACB Court in Mini Secretariat, etc.

Work Environment

The internship provides a very conducive environment for learning and gaining knowledge about the practical aspects of litigation practice. Going to the courts and working at the office will never feel cumbersome.

If there is research work, one can work from home, although I was more inclined to sit in the office and work. Divanshu sir is very approachable for guidance and proactive discussions on cases and other aspects of the law.

He answers every query in a detailed and simplistic manner, be it related to court procedures or the intricacies of a case. No question is insignificant, according to him.

Good things & Bad things

There are no negatives as such. My personal experience was positive throughout. The positive things are enumerated as follows:

  1. Reiterating, the internship provides a conducive environment for learning the nuances of litigation practice and court procedures.
  2. Sir involves the interns in the cases as if it is their own, takes out time to discuss it, and takes one’s suggestions into consideration, which is evident in his arguments.
  3. One can see their work directly influencing the clients.
  4. Sitting in client meetings was one of the highlights of this internship, as client handling is something one may never be exposed to when interning with firms.
  5. The diverse exposure to quasi-judicial bodies and the courts is a unique experience.

Accommodation & Conveyance to Office 

My house is near sir’s office, so commuting was not an issue for me personally. However, for non-localities, buses would be the best mode in terms of public transport to reach the office. It is hardly a ten-minute walk from the nearest bus stand.

Stipend

The stipend is performance-based.

Anything else?

Overall, it was a great internship experience. If one is interested in learning and understanding the intricacies of white-collar crimes and litigation practice, one should seek guidance from Divanshu Sir.

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