Publication Type

News Article

Publication Date

9-2012

Abstract

As law firm internships provide law students with their first substantial encounters with lawyers, in situations where they are especially eager to impress, a project was undertaken to examine the impact of private law firm internships on the professional identities of future lawyers. Fifty-two volunteers from the Singapore Management University, which mandates 10 weeks of internships with approved partners, were surveyed. Most had done corporate or civil litigation work at local firms in Singapore. The findings of this research project were presented at the fifth International Legal Ethics Conference, held in Canada in July.

Keywords

future lawyers, law firm interns, good lawyers, law firm internships, law students, Singapore Management University

Discipline

Asian Studies | Legal Education | Legal Profession

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Straits Times

ISSN

1692-9344

Publisher

Singapore Press holdings

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