More opportunities (essay competitions, conferences, moot courts, etc.)! More internship experiences, and hence, better career choices.
Better legal education. Better lawyers and judges. Better justice! A transformed legal and judicial system. (We really mean this, by the way).
Up for it? Yes? Then be a part of the world’s largest* website for law students. (*Our claim is backed by statistics, unlike some copy cat websites). 🙂
FACT: Being CAMPUS LEADER for Lawctopus is valuable and fun 83.7% of the time and frustrating 16.3% of the time (again, backed by stats)!
NOTE: Earlier, we called the position a ‘campus manager’, but after reading the feedback forms of the last batch, we are rechristening it as the Campus Leader Program.
The previous batch has give this program an average rating of 7.7/10.
46.5% of them have said that they’ll apply again.
Not bad, right?
However, 16.3% have said that they won’t be applying again. We would like to sincerely apologize to them for the fact that this program couldn’t be of value of them.
We are hard at work to make this program, bigger, better and more organized.
Here are some of the suggestions the previous batch has given us:
1. More communication. Have personal interaction. Don’t delay responses over emails.
For this, starting from this batch, we’ll have a solid phone communication in place.
Also, to ensure communication is managed, we’ve hired one of our best performing college managers from the previous batch, Kunal Dey, as the Manager of the Campus Leaders program.
2. Lack of substantial tasks.
We have a system in place for this now too.
Also, we are planning to expand the Lawctopus team (which presently has 2 full-time employees) to manage and use the inputs generated by Campus Leaders.
3. Timely incentives.
Right-O! Incentives will now be given monthly.
4. Promotional tasks (LexisNexis competition, book promotion) should be made optional.
Sorry. As Campus Leaders for Lawctopus we expect you to do marketing tasks with glee! Marketing is not bad! To market is human!
Who can be a college manager? What are the qualifications?
You should be a law student (LL.B, LLM) in any law college (recognized, unrecognized, derecognized, asked for a bribe) in India.
You should be a proactive, sincere chap. You should be willing to work hard and take initiative. This is a serious commitment. Excuses like “I was not well” or “I had a moot” don’t work with us (because we’ve been law students ourselves and know how busy you really are!) 🙂
You must have regular access to internet both in college and at your home. If you don’t, please don’t apply.
You must be willing to do marketing related tasks.
What are your responsibilities?
Tell us about newsworthy events and opportunities conducted/held in your college and upload them on the dashboard.
Encourage students in your college (regularly) to contribute internship experiences, law school reviews and blogs.
Help us promote and market our advertisers and our products/services in your college.
Help us connect to various people in your college.
Generally promote the Lawctopus brand on social media and beyond!
What’s in it for you?
1. Get internships courtesy our awesome contacts!
2. Earn money when you bring business for us. Earn money through the internal competitions that are organised.
3. Get discounts for the awesome courses we advertise.
4. Benefit from our tie-up with LexisNexis (books, events and more!).
5. Get free media passes for conferences and seminars.
6. Connect with fellow college managers throughout India!
7. Get a certificate on successful completion of your tenure.
8. Personalized CV review, internship advice and career counselling.
9. Develop your communication skills with some of our tasks.
10. Develop your leadership skills with some of our tasks
11. Be known in your college!
12. Contribute towards making your community (law students) stronger!
With all this, we’ll help you make yourself stand-out from the crowd!
We make your richer in every way possible.
Some other details
Being a Campus Leader is a voluntary, unpaid position.
This time round a maximum of 2 students per college will be selected.
You are required to work for around 2 hours/month (or at the maximum, 2 hours/week). Usually, one task is allotted every month. We give no task which cannot be completed along with your college, co-curricular activities, exams or even internships. Relax! We understand your world.
The duration of the program is from late August, 2016 to April end, 2017. (We are accepting late applications).
Rave reviews from some of the last batch’s college managers!
1. I got a chance to interact with other highly motivated college managers. This certainly helped in increasing my social network, which is of utmost requirement today.- Anubrata Saha, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
2. The TASKS, they were just amazing and more, interesting since they helped me to create a new bond with my friends and their friends from the same field and moreover, it was very overwhelming to receive all the help I needed from my friends regarding the tasks. It was great to help publicize about the internships, research papers and other such achievements of my friends and make their work count for some one else in this field.- Shreya Mishra, Department of Legal Studies and Research, Barkatullah University, Bhopal
3. I improved an important skill of building professional contact with people . And I am really thankful to Lawctopus for such an amazing initiative.-Lipsa Rout, Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore
4. I got a chance to interact with the people from the different law colleges of India for this i would like to give the credit to Lawctopus.- Chaitanya Arora FIMT, NEW DELHI
5. It gives one the opportunity to learn to meet deadlines, explore beyond the set realms of law school schedules and work in a different yet organised manner.- Latika Choudhary National law University, Odisha Cuttack
6. I became more professional in sorts. Things seem better than before at my University. In other words I became more proactive, an extrovert in the making and now heading the moot society as well. – Sangram Singh, Noida International University
7. A big Thank You from my end that. People say that these things are waste. Don’t apply for it. But Now I can prove then wrong. By this program, I just took a step forward. I didn’t knew how to write properly but writing reviews about your book and then internship and law school. Secondly coming down to speaking skills, I was always like not so confident in speaking. But after the star task taking interviews and everything, I am like bring on the person and let me talk to him. :D. It really helped me to grow and you deserve my big thanks on this. I owe you and your team a lot. Anytime, you wish to reach me. I will always be there for Lawctopus. Thank You.- Ayush Srivastava Faculty Of Law, The ICFAI University, Dehradun
8. The wonderful emails sent by Tanuj Sir used to cheer me up the most. The thing I liked includes the tasks given. No task was monotonous and hectic and I never found myself pre-occupied with Lawctopus. In fact, I enjoyed doing them. Moreover: 1. I have become more confident. 2. Learnt to take interviews. 3. I have become close the faculty whom I interviewed, who is now my mentor. 4. Became more profficient at multi-tasking.- Loveely Priyadarshini, Pronoy Chatterjee Amity Law School Centre II, Sector 125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.Amity Law School, Noida
9. My personality overall has improved because now I feel confident about myself that whatever I am doing has a purpose. My reading and writing skills along with interpreting skills has improved a lot thanks to the brilliantly designed tasks. My ability to make contacts and connections have improved drastically and from a shy person I have become a social being as due to this program I had guts to go up to people and talk to them which otherwise I wouldn’t have. – Pronoy Chatterjee, Amity Law School Centre II, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
I am the Admin of Lawctopus. I am for law students, of law students and by law students. I am Torts and Contracts and moots and internships. I am your boyfriend! And your girlfriend too! Mentor. Friend. Junior. Senior. I am the footnote in your research paper. Foreword in your life. The jugaad for your internship. The side gig which earns you bucks. I am Maggi. Pocket money too.