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|LAW 896 - Summer Externships Abroad|
Building upon its excellent reputation in the field of International Commercial Law and Arbitration, Pace Law School established the International Summer Internships Abroad Program in 1994 to offer students with fluency in a foreign language the opportunity to work with a law firm in a country of their own choosing in order to gain expertise in both the legal language and the Civil Law of that country, pursuant to building a career involving cross-border transactions. Since that time, Pace interns have practiced for eight weeks during June and July with prestigious law firms in countries around the world, including Australia, Korea, Japan, China, India, Argentina, Brazil, France, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Greece, Russia, Lebanon, Slovakia, Hungary, and Croatia. This list grows each year. Due to student demand, a limited number of “English-only” internships have also been created. The interns have benefited enormously from the experience, and the law firms have also benefited, in each case requesting another Pace intern for the following year.
Interns work full time for eight weeks (320 hours) during June and July. They receive 6 clinical credits for this course of study and therefore, according to American Bar Association Internship Guidelines, they cannot receive any monetary compensation for their work in the firm. Pace interns are entirely self-funded and are responsible for their own air and ground transportation as well as their housing, food, and other related costs. Suggestions and assistance in locating appropriate housing are, however, greatly appreciated by the students.
Each intern must complete one significant piece of legal writing during the internship, based on the work assigned by the student’s field supervisor. (This work should not take the form of a separate research paper, but rather grow out of the naturally occurring work of the law firm during the eight weeks of the internship.) Interns are also required to complete a daily work journal.
Each intern is assigned a field supervisor (s) within the firm who provides the student with adequate supervision and meaningful learning opportunities, which might include legal research, the preparation of legal memoranda or documents, attendance at court or arbitral proceedings, meetings with clients and/or members of the profession, or other work that the supervisor considers significant. The field supervisor’s assessment of the intern’s performance is heavily considered, along with the quality of the intern’s written submissions, in assigning the internship grade at the end of the program.
This course is not available through online registration.
6.000 Credit hours
6.000 Lecture hours
Levels: Law-JD, Law-LLM, Law-SJD
Schedule Types: Internship, Tutorial
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