Your Name

Naveena Pradeep

Name of Organisation

Hon’ble Justice Kurian Joseph, Delhi

Duration of internship

May 27,2015 – June 21, 2015

First impression

There is an office attached to his residence where all the law clerks and law interns sit. It actually gives one enough time to do whatever you intend to without disturbance.

Justice Kurian’s status is surely intimidating, but as a person he is very approachable. Also it is mandatory to wear white and black (preferably a blazer too).

Main tasks at the Justice Kurian’ internship

Research on the topics that is being heard in the court at that point and to find case laws that are relevant.

Also you get the opportunity to watch kick-ass lawyers speak in the court and get the perspective of a case from the point of law alone.

Work environment

Every single person I met during my internship was very helpful and friendly. The law clerks are pretty chilled people to hang out with.

Best things

Opportunity to watch wonderful lawyers advocate in the court and being able to analyse the case from the perspective of a judge without having bias towards any side.

Bad things

The office is situated in Race Course. Therefore, there aren’t really many places to go to if there is any free time.



Biggest Lessons

No matter how successful a person is, all that matters is your personality.

One thing I can say is how kind and humble he is. I really do wish every other judge is the same.

Any Other Thing

Unlike many experiences I have heard of from different sources, Justice Kurian Joseph actually cares as to what you do. Everyday it is mandatory to meet him before you leave.

justice kurian joseph internship
Justice Kurian Joseph


  1. Regarding Sabarimala case, please forward this view of voiceless devotees. It is customs end of which we experience relief & lightheartedness: the austere procedure of abstinence and celibacy; dawning across 40 days of practice and slowly reaching and maturing into the mind; at which point, we the average devotee move from mere chanting to a deeper level of focus – a level varying with our age and faith. For this brief period, we attain a monk’s values, aided by traditions; supported by our family, society and employers. In real life if we were to become a monk, there could be no U-turn. Our reason for adoration of this deity – the fearless role model for abstinence and celibacy is not for material gain but just for relief from stresses (frustrations) and sorrows; and for rejuvenation. While returning home i came with a lighter heart. This is my experience. The fact that the temple is located in the matriarchal state of Kerala should speak volumes. I hate to add but it so appears to me that if Justices were to rule by the Book; Sabarimala is at risk of being reduced to Babri Masjid. Alternatively, a separate period can be set aside for women. (The above comment was rejected by a leading national daily but following was allowed; excerpts are..) Mr. Ramachandran said. He is right, God is sexless. But the common man struggling in our economy is bombarded by sex, advertisements, fashions and TV at every turn. For a brief period he wants relief. why don’t we accept that for him ‘out of sight is out of his mind’. Don’t we realize that we, who are not intellectuals; are driven by our thalamus which rings each time we sight an under dressed woman? We are from the economically deprived, enslaved to our senses why should we undertake abstinence (meat, alcohol, smokes) or celibacy? It is a kind of Ramadan. The values help us a bit more in sincerity in our prayers. I was a devotee in my youth and sought such relief. I’m ashamed of myself to remind such fundamentals to my net friends. Who to inform the Justices before they make an irreversible social error?

  2. I am a student of ba.llb 3rd year…. i wanna do internship under him Hon’ble Justic Mr. Kurien Joseph. How can i contact him???


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