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Law Internship

Asia is very unique and dynamic when it comes to the field of Law. The industry is incredibly competitive and diverse in Asia and an internship in this sector is ideal for those wanting to go to law school, already in law school, or law school graduates. Asian laws are a major barrier that foreign companies face when they want to integrate into different markets, which makes a law internship in Asia an interesting and excellent environment to practice your skills.

A law internship in Asia will get you involved with various tasks and responsibilities including client meetings, legal research, and case management. Furthermore, the Asian cultural exchange within the law sector will greatly improve your resume as well as your opportunities in this competitive field.

Asia Internship Program strives to find the most appropriate law firm placement for your internship. For this, we will take into account your requirements and preferences of what kind of law internship you would like to pursue. With our large network of partner companies, we are sure to find the perfect fit for you. Our previous law interns have found their experiences to be exactly what they were looking for and more.

Past AIP Law interns have been involved and worked on the following projects:

  • Drafting form agreements and composing correspondences and memos for review.
  • Processing and administering invoices and payments according to contractual obligations.
  • Conducting legal research and liaising with subject matter experts.
  • Drafting replies to queries from customers within a specific response time.
  • Keeping up to date with the law and market developments.

Note that all AIP interns are given a personal supervisor who will train, monitor and guide you throughout your international internship experience.

Internship tasks will vary from company to company, as well as intern to intern. These are only examples of tasks that were carried out from previous interns.

AIP Law Internship Scope

Depending on their internship requirements and the available internship positions in our partner companies, prospective interns may work in any of the following (or other) disciplines during their internship with AIP:

  • Business Law: This diverse law discipline covers every aspect of the law related to commerce and industry, such as trademarking, licensing, taxes, etc. Business law is further split into corporate law and small business law.

  • Criminal Law: Criminal law is a system of law that has to do with crime and the punishment, as well as rehabilitation, of individuals who have committed a criminal act. This field of law proscribes conduct perceived as posing a threat to the health, safety, property, and moral welfare of individuals or groups.

  • Constitutional Law: This aspect of law places its focus on defining the structure, roles, and powers of various entities within a state, such as the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary. It also defines the basic rights of citizens and the relationships between different levels of government in federal countries.

  • Intellectual Property (IP) Law: Lawyers in this field handle the acquisition and enforcement of trademarks, patents, and copyrights. They can choose to further specialize in one aspect, for example, patent law.

  • Environmental Law: Environmental lawyers are tasked with promoting and enforcing laws and standards aimed at protecting the environment from abuse by individuals or corporations
AIP Law Internship Benefits

An internship will give you a much closer look at the daily responsibilities associated with being a lawyer, and a much deeper understanding of the ins and outs of the law profession. And since law is a diverse field with many specializations, you will be able to determine a direction for your future career.

As a law intern in Asia, you will have ample opportunity to apply some of the concepts and principles you learned in law school to real life situations. For example, learning about civil procedure in class is one thing, but actually being involved in a law suit from start to finish while applying the civil procedures you learned is quite another. There’s nothing like practical, hands-on experience in the law profession.

When you have interned at a law firm and taken part in various legal tasks, writing your bar exam will also be much easier because you can reflect on your internship experience and then put it into words, rather than trying to remember what your textbook or class instructor said.

Regardless of the roles you get to play during your internship, observing how lawyers conduct themselves in and out of court, how they relate with their clients, fellow attorneys, judges and other court personnel will prepare you to conduct yourself professionally in similar settings in your future career.

The Role of Law in an Economy

Just like the legal services industry is comprised of many fields, the role of law in an economy is a broad topic that can hardly be discussed in a few sentences. Summarily, however, we can say that law is the glue that holds a nation together, or that it forms the framework upon which several aspects of the economy hinge, and without which there will be uncertainty, confusion, and even chaos. These, of course, are detrimental to any economy.

Business laws and regulations, for example, dictate the guidelines and boundaries by which businesses can operate. Without these guidelines and their enforcement, consumer interest will be left unprotected, and cases of exploitation will go unchecked.

In a nutshell, law brings certainty and order; and where there is order, there is also progress. No nation’s economy can possibly grow or develop in the absence of well-defined laws governing its different sectors.

The Demand for Experienced Lawyers Worldwide

As the legal services industry continues to evolve with increased focus on better customer service, consumers of legal services will continue to demand increasingly personalized legal services, and will also become more comfortable making use of online and crowd-sourced legal service providers.

While it can be said that there is demand for most fields of law, some fields such as environmental law, intellectual property law, labor and employment law, bankruptcy law, and foreclosure law are in much higher demand, and this higher demand is driven by many factors. For example, there is constant demand for IP lawyers such as patent attorneys because they play a very important role in the business world, which is helping to protect a business’s (or individual’s) investment in research and development.

The fact remains that governments, businesses and individuals will always require the services of experienced attorneys for numerous purposes, and so the future for you in this field looks good.

Law interns at McWalden & Bailey

McWalden & Bailey is a law firm which provides a comprehensive range of legal services to serve the different needs of individuals and companies. Their areas of expertise include corporate and business investments, immigration, tax and accounting, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, and real estate.

Our process

1. Apply
Click "Apply Now", fill the form and schedule an interview to discuss your dream internship.
2. Interview
During your interview, one of our AIP representatives will ask you questions about your background, past work experiences, internship preferences and goals.
3. Pay Deposit
If you are officially accepted into AIP, you will be asked to confirm your spot in our program with a deposit fee.
4. Placement
Our experienced placement team will match you with your ideal host company and arrange an online interview for you with them.
5. Final Payment
Once your internship has been accepted by yourself and the host company, you will be invoiced for the final payment which will officially confirm your placement.
6. Prepare
After your payment confirmation: For remote internships: We will put you in contact with your host company so that you can start to work right away on your internship. For all the other AIP programs: We will assist you in the visa application process, as well as arranging airport pickup and accommodation (if applicable).
AIPx might be a suitable option for those that are in a hurry. Via AIPx, we will have a confirmed interview for you within 21 working days (The normal process can take up to 8 weeks).
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