They tried to give me the best of everything they were working on at the time, and they would take the time to sit down and explain things or guide me. They definitely invest in you which I really appreciated.
Students can apply now for the ANU Law London Legal Scholarship to work over summer at one of two law offices in London.
Applications are only open until 22 October, however, this has been a life changing experience for our inaugural recipients Prashant Kelshiker and Sonali Fernando.
This year recipients will receive a scholarship valued at £8,000 to cover flights, accommodation and cost of living while they complete 12-week internships at Latham & Watkins LLP or PwC London.
Both 2016 recipients found the opportunity fulfilling and broad ranging, and both reported that their hosts provided opportunities to learn on the job rather than watching others at work.
Sonali worked mostly on private equity transactions at Latham & Watkins LLP, but found the tasks varied as they came along.
“It was an amazing opportunity and everyone there was so welcoming and accommodating, and so happy to teach me the ropes,” she said.
“They tried to give me the best of everything they were working on at the time, and they would take the time to sit down and explain things or guide me. They definitely invest in you which I really appreciated.”
Prashant, who graduated in July, has returned to work in the Cornerstone Barristers Chambers where he completed his internship.
He said he was looking forward to returning to the chambers where he will continue work on one of the cases he researched during his internship.
“Some of the cases I worked on concerned the implantation of a new licensing regime for the wholesale supply of alcohol in the United Kingdom. Since I’ve come back to Canberra, our appeal to the Court of Appeal has been successful. We were up against the Treasury Devil (the UK equivalent of the Solicitor General & the Barrister who ran the Brexit case for the UK Government) and now both sides have sought permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.”
Visit our webpage for more details on the scholarship and how to apply.