31 March 2010

Students from UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law are being sought by one of Japan’s leading law firms for legal editor positions in 2011.

Organised by School of Law senior lecturer Dr Ann Black, this is the sixth consecutive year the ‘Work in Japan’ program has been made available to UQ law students.

Dr Black said the year-long internships were designed to offer comprehensive international work experience to students who had just graduated with a law degree or were nearing completion.

“Nishimura and Asahi is one of Japan’s premier law firms. Located in Tokyo, they employ over 484 Japanese attorneys as well as attorneys and editors from countries such as the USA, Canada, the UK and Australia," Dr Black said.

“Nishimura and Asahi specialise in commercial law, with strengths in intellectual property, insurance law, acquisitions and mergers, and securitization, and are seeking UQ students for their English-language legal editor positions.”

Dr Black said the positions involved editing and rewriting a wide range of documents as well as assisting in due diligence, research and similar matters.

“UQ law students have been undertaking Nishimura and Asahi internships in Tokyo since 2004 and have appreciated not only the opportunity to undertake a wide range of international legal work but also to live in one of the most exciting cities in the world,” she said.

More information about the internships and UQ student experiences in Japan can be found at http://www.law.uq.edu.au/nishimura-asahi

Dr Ann Black, 07 3365 2243, a.black@law.uq.edu.au
Ms Lynda Flower, School of Law Marketing, 07 3365 2523, l.flower@law.uq.edu.au