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Asian Externships

Application Deadline:  January 28, 2014

Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

4 units |  The program will begin with a week of instruction in Hanoi from English-speaking Vietnamese law professors and lawyers on the legal system in Vietnam, including trips to legal and cultural institutions such as Ba Dinh Square, and the Hoa Lo Prison. The next four (plus) weeks will be spent working in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City in international commercial law firms representing Vietnamese and overseas investors in contract, regulatory, intellectual property, trade, securities, and real property issues, and in NGOs, working on strengthening the rule of law in Vietnam. 

Past and possible placements include Baker & McKenzie, DAI, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Duane Morris, Hanoi Law University, LCT Lawyers, Mayar Brown JSM, Nhquang & Associates, Star Vietnam Project, Tilleke & Gibbins Consultants, Ltd.. UNDP and YKVN Lawyers.

USF Summer 2014 Co-Directors:  Assistant Dean Erin E. Dolly and David J. Raynor

Manila, Philippines

4 units | This international externship program is offered in conjunction with the Ateneo Law School in Manila. Externships are preceded by one week of orientation including classroom instruction and visits to legal institutions such as the Supreme Court and the Senate. Students placements will be in commercial law and in human rights.

Past placements have included Ateneo International Human Rights Center; Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices; Director of the Dept. of Justice; Government Commission on Anti-Corruption; Office of the Solicitor General; Romulo, Mabanta, Buenaventura, Syaoc & Delos Angeles; and Sycip Salazar Law Firm.

USF Summer 2014 Director:  Professor Jack Garvey

Beijing, China

4 units |  The program will begin with a week of instruction from English-speaking Chinese law professors and lawyers on the legal system of China, with emphasis on international business law and intellectual property law. The next four weeks will be spent with an international business law firm or in a non-profit corporation specializing in the teaching and promotion of Chinese IP law. 

Past and possible placements include DLA Piper; King & Wood Law Firm; Morgan Lewis; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP; UNITALEN, and Wanhuida.

USF Summer 2014 Director:  Assistant Professor Grace Hum