23 October 2012

Reed Smith launches Anglo-French study plan

Pittsburgh-headquartered global law firm Reed Smith has launched a partnership with King's College London to give law students work placements at the firm's London and Paris offices.

By James Barnes

The college’s Dickson Poon School of Law already operates a joint LLB/master's  programme with the Université Paris 1 Panthéon, Sorbonne, which includes two separate degrees allowing students to qualify for the legal professions in both France and England. Students on the course will spend the first two years in London and the second two years in Paris.

International mindset

Eva Steiner, King’s director of English laws and French law, explained: ‘Not only is this new partnership innovative in its design and purpose, it will also significantly enhance students’ experience in terms of legal training and job opportunities in the UK , France and Europe.’
Peter Hardy, a Reed Smith training principal, added: ‘As well as arming junior lawyers with strong legal skills and experience, the King’s course helps students develop an international mindset very early on in their career, which is a key competency to us and our clients.’

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