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Foreign Student Exchange Program Information Harvard Law School

Linklaters India Internship

The Linklaters India Internship program provides Harvard Law School students the opportunity to receive hands on experience interning in Indian law firms and legal departments. During the winter term, students travel to Mumbai to work in law firms and conduct research on topics of their proposal. Throughout their time in India, students participate in a number of educational excursions.

For more information, or to request application materials, please email us.

The program runs the length of winter term.

Students will spend 3 weeks at prominent Indian law firms and legal departments doing research on their paper topics and participating in non billable work. Placements in the past have included: Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co, AZB & Partners, Nishith Desai Associates, Talwar Thakore Associates, and the Tata Group.

Students are expected to schedule and book their own transportation and housing. In past years, students have chosen to stay together at local hotels or rented apartments.

Cost & Funding
The estimated cost for travel, housing and food is $3,500. Students who complete the program will receive a stipend of $2,500.

Academic Requirements
Students must produce a paper following the internship. They will receive credit as Winter Term Writing Credit. Papers are due by March 30th.

Application Process
Students must submit an application, which includes a paper proposal, signature of faculty sponsor willing to supervise the paper, and a copy of the applicant’s resume. Applications submitted on time will be followed by personal interviews.

Related Faculty
Professor Ashish Nanda has served as faculty chair of the program since its inception. Other professors who have served as advisors for the students are: William Alford, Jeanne Charn, Mark Roe, Guhan Subramanian, and David Wilkins.

Past Student Research
Please see below past student paper topics.

Delivery of Legal Services: Lessons from India
The Microcredit Crossroads in India
Is Having a Controlling Shareholder a Bad Thing? The Indian Dilemma
Disability Law in India
Affirmative Action in Higher Education: A Comparison Between India and the U.S.
Opportunities for Energy Technology Startups in India: A Case Study of the Tata Group
Legal Outsourcing to India: Who is doing the work and what do they know
Raising India’s Foreign Direct Investment Cap in the Defense Sector?
Limited Liability Partnerships in India: Implications for the Modern Indian Law Firm
Minimum Power in the Maximum City: Local Governance and Development in Mumbai
India’s Stay on Bankruptcy Reform: Evaluating the Prospects of the Companies Act (2009)
The Impact of Potential Market Liberalization on Indian Law Firms
Renewable Energy Law for India?
The 2005 Patents Act Amendment and the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry: Has TRIPS Changed Anything?
The Liberalization of the Indian Legal Market: Potential Regulatory Framework Components to Govern Foreign Law Firms

Harvard Law School Contact
If you have questions regarding the exchange program, please contact your home institution’s exchange program representative. You may also direct questions to Sara Zucker at szucker@law.harvard.edu, or Ben Cook at bcook@law.harvard.edu.


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