K & L Gates International Commerical Law Internship
K&L Gates comprises nearly 2,000 lawyers who practice in 36 offices located on three continents: The firm represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. The practice is robustly a full market practice at once regional, national and international in scope, and it is cutting edge, complex, and dynamic. In 2009, its revenues exceeded $1 Billion.
The K&L Gates litigation practice includes international arbitrations, civil and criminal trials, class actions and appellate work. The firm has been rated a leading practice in the representation of corporate policyholders in the insurance coverage area and as a leading litigation firm for the financial services sector. Over recent years K&L Gates have been involved in arbitrations in many countries across the world, including both non-administered arbitrations and arbitrations administered by the leading arbitration institutions, with the subject matter of disputes spanning a broad range of sectors ranging from Middle Eastern property investment to Latin American offshore oil extraction and from complex insurance coverage disputes to software disputes.
K&L Gates LLP is pleased to offer a three month International Energy Litigation Internship in its Paris office for an LLM student specialising in City Law School's Energy Litigation course stream in the academic year 2010/2011.
This is a major opportunity for students interested in a career in international energy litigation law to work with the cutting edge international litigators based in the K&L Gates Paris office. The selected student will have exposure to a number of the most high profile energy litigation cases and the opportunity to develop an understanding of the daily operations of a successful international law firm.
Students taking the LLM International Commercial Law course and the Public International Law Commercial Law Aspects or Energy Law course in the first term will be eligible to enter the competition for the K&L Gates internship prize. All students seeking the internships will be expected to take the International Energy Litigation course in the second term as a condition of being entered into the competition]. The prize will be awarded based on a selection of students scoring the highest marks in the coursework. Finalists will be interviewed in March 2011 by a team from K&L Gates.
The internship will run from the beginning of May to the end of July. To support the student in Paris during his/her internship, K& L Gates will provide a scholarship for the full three months of the internship.
The City Law School will provide an automatic extension of two months for completion of the LLM dissertation to the successful student.
Professor Susan Nash, Dean of The City Law School, said, "The City Law School is delighted that K&LGates has agreed to provide this internship. This internship will provide the winning LLM student with a flying to start to a legal career in international energy litigation'.