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  1. Thomas Cooper Shipping Law Internship

Thomas Cooper Shipping Law Internship

Major International Commercial Law firm Thomas Cooper are once again offering an internship for students undertaking the Carriage of Goods by Sea course as part of the LLM in International Commercial Law programme.

Professor Alan Riley, Director of the LLM Programme, said, "The internship will give the winning student the opportunity to blend the knowledge that he or she develops on the shipping law courses of our International Commercial Law LLM Programme with high level practical experience gained from working in Thomas Cooper's world renowned shipping law practice."

Professor Charles Williams, partner at Thomas Cooper, said "We have now been working with The City Law School for four years and are delighted to be able to continue to provide an opportunity for a student to develop his/her professional skills to a higher level."

Under the terms of the internship students taking the Carriage of Goods by Sea course on the International Commercial Law LLM Programme will be invited to compete for the Internship. The competition will be by essay and by interview. The Internship will take place from May to July inclusive. The City Law School has agreed an automatic dissertation extension of two months for the winner of the Internship.

Thomas Cooper was established in the City of London in 1825 and now have offices across the world including Athens, Singapore, Vancouver and Madrid. They are particularly well-known for their shipping, trade, banking, aviation and European law practice.

Terms of the Internship

  1. The Shipping Internship will last for three months inclusively from May to July 2011.
  2. Only Shipping law students who follow the Carriage of Goods by Sea course will be eligible for the internship.
  3. The Internship will be won by competition.
  4. The competition will be in two parts. Part one will consist of assessment of essays submitted as the assessed essays on the Carriage of Goods by Sea course. Students presenting the top three marks for each essay will be invited to attend an interview for the internship. Part two will consist of an interview. The interviewees will also be asked to present references and a CV.
  5. Thomas Cooper will select the winner of the Internship from the three interviewees.
  6. The City Law School will grant the winner an automatic two month extension to his/her dissertation submission deadline.
  7. The Internship shall be subject to Thomas Cooper's terms for the Internship. Copies of the terms are available on request.
  8. Thomas Cooper reserves the right not to award the Internship.
  9. The winning student must confirm that s/he is able under visa/work permit regulations to take up the Internship.