The Law Commission of India provides opportunities by holding Summer (May/June) Winter (November/December) Voluntary Internship Programme.
Interns will be required to present a research paper on a selected topic at the end of their study and also undergo other studies assigned and prepare notes on it and submit to the concerned officer for evaluation and suggestions, if any, by the Commission.
Duration of internship will be 4 Weeks ordinarily.Eligibility Criteria/ Skills Required:
The Programme is open to students pursuing studies in Law from recognized Colleges/Law Schools/Universities in India.
The interested law students pursuing studies (2nd and 3rd year of three-year and 3rd to 5th year of five-year law degree course only) at any recognized College/Law School/University may send their applications in the enclosed format by 1st October (in case of Winter programme).
The students will have to produce a recommendation/no-objection letter from their Director or Head of Department, after receiving intimation from this office.
The Law Commission pays no remuneration/expenses.How to Apply?:
The applications may be sent either by post/courier or by hand to reach the Office of the
Hindustan Times House,
Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
The delivery by hand should be given to the Secretary of Law Commission. Application received after the cut off date shall not be considered and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. Incomplete application will not be entertained.
All these applications will be scrutinized and the actual offer will be sent to the selected students subject to the availability of slot and approval of the Competent Authority. The maximum number of slots to be offered to these students shall not ordinarily exceed five at any point of time.
About Law Commission of India, Ministry of Law & Justice
After independence, the Constitution of India with its Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy gave a new direction to law reform geared to the needs of a democratic legal order in a plural society. Though the Constitution stipulated the continuation of pre-Constitution Laws (Article 372) till they are amended or repealed, there had been demands in Parliament and outside for establishing a Central Law Commission to recommend revision and updating of the inherited laws to serve the changing needs of the country. The Government of India reacted favourably and established the First Law Commission of Independent India in 1955 with the then Attorney-General of India, Mr. M. C. Setalvad, as its Chairman. Since then twenty one more Law Commissions have been appointed, each with a three-year term and with different terms of reference.