By Tanuj Kalia
Lots of law students go to conferences and seminars to present papers or just to listen to the speaker.
And then you return.
From now on, I implore you to do something while you are at the conference/seminar.
The idea is simple.
Go to a big shot speaker during snacks/lunch (that will require courage), make a small talk, and tell him/her that you greatly admire(d) his/her books, speech etc. Ask an intelligent question or two.
Only a big jerk will shoo-away an inquisitive law student.
Most of the big-shots will actually be interested in you because you are interested in them.
Here comes the ultra-cool part. Click a photo with him/her.
When you send in your internship application, mention the conference/seminar, mention that you met him/her and (hold your breath) attach the pic in the application.
It makes for such a personal internship application, that if the email is opened, you are granted an internship.
PS- I met Lawctopus’ assistant editor Neeati a few days back (face to face for the first time) and it’s she who told me about this.