Center for International Legal Studies
INTERNATIONAL LAW INTERNSHIP / LL.M. PROGRAMS
SHORT AND LONG-TERM TRAINING POSTS WITH LAW FIRMS IN EUROPE, ASIA, AND NORTH AMERICA
With Optional LL.M. Studies at University of Durham, England, University of Leuven, Belgium, and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 30996
THE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES
The Center for International Legal Studies is a non-profit Austrian association, established in 1976. It developed, organized, and conducted the first European Law Internship Programs in 1976 and 1977, programs which were subsequently recognized and approved by the American Bar Association as part of an LL.M. curriculum. The Center for International Legal Studies has extensive law publishing activities, operating in cooperation with Matthew Bender Company of the United States, BNA International of England, John Wiley & Co. of the United States, Butterworths of England, Kluwer Law International of England and The Netherlands, FT Law and Tax of England, Lloyd's of London Press of England, and Sweet & Maxwell of England. Among the regular publications of the Center for International Legal Studies are the Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business and a wide range of other yearbooks and loose leafs. The Center for International Legal Studies numbers nearly 2,000 international lawyers among its contributors, and more than 1,400 international lawyers as Honorary Fellows. The Center for International Legal Studies also organizes four continuing legal education programs each year for lawyers active in international practice. Through its Young Lawyers Fellowship Trust, the Center for International Legal Studies regularly provides fellowships to young lawyers from developing countries.
Internships are available with international law firms and company legal departments in all regions of the world, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United States, and Venezuela. The host firms provide stipends toward basic living costs during the term of Internship. Participants are responsible for travel costs to and from the Internship and any other incidental expenses connected with their travel and time abroad.
Short-Term Internships are established for a period of three to four months and require that the Candidate hold a law degree recognized within his or her home jurisdiction. On successful completion of the Internship Period and satisfaction of training certification requirements, the Candidate is eligible for the Certificate in International Practice, issued by the Center for International Legal Studies. On admission to the Internship Program, Candidates may seek admission to the LL.M. programs of University of Amsterdam, University of Leuven, or University of Durham.
Long-Term Internships are established for a period of six to nine months and require that the Candidate hold a law degree recognized within his or her home jurisdiction AND be qualified and admitted to practice therein. On successful completion of the Internship Period and satisfaction of training certification requirements, the Candidate is eligible for the Diploma in International Practice, issued by the Center for International Legal Studies. On admission to the Internship Program, Candidates may seek admission to the LL.M. programs of University of Amsterdam, University of Leuven, or University of Durham.
Candidates who have been approved by the Center for International Legal Studies have preferential admission status for the LL.M. programs of University of Amsterdam, University of Leuven, and University of Durham. On admission to the Internship Program, qualified Candidates who indicate an interest in LL.M. studies will be sent full information regarding the LL.M. programs and the necessary application papers. Each LL.M. program will grant some form of academic recognition for the Internship Period. Not all Candidates admitted to the Internship Program will necessarily be proposed by the Center for International Legal Studies for admission to the LL.M. programs, the priorities for admission to the Internship Program not paralleling those for the LL.M. programs. The decision to endorse a Candidate's application for admission to one of the participating LL.M. programs is solely within the discretion of the Center for International Legal Studies. Discretion as to ultimate admission to one or more of the LL.M. Programs remains solely within the discretion of University of Amsterdam, University of Leuven, and University of Durham.
Those admitted to the Internship Program may be nominated by the Center for International Legal Studies and seek admission to the LL.M. programs of University of Leuven, University of Durham, England, or University of Amsterdam. While each LL.M. program deals broadly with international business law and European law, each university offers a slightly different emphasis in its LL.M. program, and the universities and their respective LL.M. programs are described elsewhere in this prospectus.
For Short-Term Internships leading to the Certificate in International Practice, applicants must provide university transcripts, evidence of law degree, curriculum vita, two letters of reference, a 500-word statement of interest, recent photograph, statement of confidentiality and subscription to the Program Code of Conduct, and US $200 application fee. If admission is denied, 75 per cent of the application fee will be refunded.
For Long-Term Internships leading to the Diploma in International Practice, applicants must provide university transcripts, evidence of law degree, evidence of admission to practice, curriculum vita, two letters of reference, a 500-word statement of interest, recent photograph, statement of confidentiality and subscription to Program Code of Conduct, and US $300 application fee. If admission is denied, 75 per cent of the application fee will be refunded.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for placements commencing in January, February, March, April, May or June, September, October or November. No placements may commence in July, August, or December. Candidates must be prepared to allow a minimum of six months from date of application to commencement of internship. Under a fast-track placement process, an internship may be commenced within three to four months of application. Fast-track placement requires payment of a surcharge of $250.
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The total fee for admission to and participation in the Short-Term Internship Program is US $1,200. The total fee for admission to and participation in the Long-Term Internship Program is US $1,900. Applicants requesting fast-track placement (internship available three to four months after application rather than six months) must pay a $250 surcharge. A further fee of $250 is required for certification of Internship credits on behalf of those who seek admission to the LL.M. programs at University of Amsterdam, University of Durham, or University of Leuven. Candidates admitted to the LL.M. programs must also be prepared to pay the applicable University application fees and tuition during their Term at the University. Such fees are payable directly to University on matriculation. Internship Program fees are payable to the Center for International Legal Studies as follows: application fee (and fast-track placement surcharge, if desired) with Internship Program application, deposit on notification of provisional admission, and balance within 30 days as a precondition to notification of placement. Payment may be by check or Diner's, American Express, Visa, or MasterCard.
It is self-evident that Candidates must possess at least a strong conversational ability in the language of the location where they seek their professional training. Candidates must provide evidence of foreign language skills at time of application. Exceptions to the local language requirement are Belgium, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, and the Far East where proficiency in English is sufficient. For any other location, evidence of local language skill is required with applications.
LOANS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The Center for International Legal Studies does not provide loans or scholarships for the Internship Program, but each Host Firm will provide a stipend during the term of internship sufficient to meet local living costs. Students from the United States and admitted to the LL.M. program may be able to obtain student loans through the United States student loan programs. Eligibility should be explored directly with the student's lender or law school financial aids office.
UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM
The University of Amsterdam was established in 1632, and the Faculty of Law is housed in the 18th Century Oudemanhuis. More than 25,000 students are enrolled at University, with more than 5,000 registered at the Faculty of Law. The Amsterdam School of International Relations was founded in 1987 as a joint venture between the Faculties of Law, Political Science, Economics, and Arts. The LL.M. program of the Amsterdam School of International Relations offers specializations in International and European Relations or in European Business or Trade Law. The Language of instruction is English.
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
The University of Durham, founded in 1832, is the third oldest university in England and has an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students. Durham lies approximately halfway between central Scotland and the English midlands. The Department of Law is in the center of Durham, near the historic Cathedral and Castle. The university offers the post-graduate degrees of Master of Jurisprudence, Master of Laws, and Doctor of Philosophy. The LL.M. in International and European Legal Studies allows specialization in various areas of International Law and European Community Law.
UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN
The University of Leuven, established in 1425, is the oldest and largest Catholic university in the world, with more than 25,000 students and more than 2,500 faculty and staff. The Centre for Advanced Legal Studies was established at the Faculty of Law in 1989. The Faculty of Law provides a general LL.M. degree, with topics relating to European Community Law, International and Comparative Law, Business Law, and Legal Culture. The LL.M. degree also offers specialization on European Community Law. The Language of instruction is English.
Each of the universities fixes tuition and fees annually. However, as a general guideline, students may anticipate that tuition for the 1997-1998 academic year will be in the range of $9,000. Precise information as to tuition, fees, application process, financial assistance, and student accommodations will be provided by the Center for International Legal Studies to those Internship Program applicants who indicate an interest in LL.M. studies on their Internship Program application.
TERM OF STUDY
Each of the LL.M. programs commence with an autumn term and comprise one academic year of study. While the term of internship is flexible and may commence at any time other than July or August, studies toward the LL.M. must commence with the normal term at University of Amsterdam, University of Durham, or University of Leuven, normally in September or October.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
* Bryan C. Birkeland, Jackson & Walker, Dallas, Texas. * Louis Buchman, Caubet Buchman Spalter, Paris, France. * Maurizio Codurri, Frau & Partners, Milan, Italy. * Eric L. Dreifuss, Prager Dreifuss & Partner, Zurich, Switzerland. * Stanley W. Elkind, Elkind, Lipton & Jacobs, Toronto, Canada. * Yanos Gramatidis, Bahas, Gramatidis & Associates, Athens, Greece. * Yukukazu Hanamizu, Yuasa & Hara, Tokyo, Japan. * Poul Flemming Hansen, Advokatfirmaet O. Bondo Svane, Copenhagen, Denmark. * Michael Hatchwell, Davenport Lyons, London, England. * Lothar Hofmann, Rustler Frotz Hofmann & Partner, Vienna, Austria. * Elisabeth Hoffmann, Hoffmann & Partners, Brussels, Belgium. * Dale Johnson, , Powers & Needham, Boston, Massachusetts. * William Johnston, Arthur Cox, Dublin, Ireland. * Colin Ng, Colin Ng & Partners, Singapore. * Peter Rees, Norton Rose, London, England. * Miguel Sueiro, Castro, Sueiro & Varela, Madrid, Spain. * Gernot Stenger, Alpers & Stenger, Hamburg, Germany. * Zvi Tamir, Zvi Tamir & Co., Tel Aviv, Israel. * Ronald Vles, Ekelmans Den Hollander, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. * R. Kenneth Wrede, Wrede & Co., Helsinki, Finland.Center for International Legal Studies
P.O. Box 19, A5033 Salzburg, Austria
Telephone (662) 835399, Telefax (662) 835171