Aditya Bhardwaj '20 spent his summer interning at a law firm in India, which sealed his decision to pursue career in law after graduation.His experience not only sealed his decision but gave him a much more thorough understanding of some of the practical elements of a law firm's operations.
"The most surprising element of the firm’s operations, for me, was the sheer volume of cases which were settled out of court," he wrote. "I had imagined that most legal disputes are settled in court, but in fact, only a fraction of the cases a law firm receives actually reach that stage. Arbitration functions as the primary method of settling disputes for most cases. One of my assignments involved accompanying senior lawyers to arbitration meetings and observing the technical arguments they would posit to secure the best possible settlement for our clients."
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