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UQ students Tokyo bound

UQ students Tokyo bound

University of Queensland students will have the chance to spend one year working as legal editors in one of Japan's leading law firms.The year-long internships, available in 2011 to final year…

University of Queensland students will have the chance to spend one year working as legal editors in one of Japan's leading law firms.

The year-long internships, available in 2011 to final year or recently graduated students at UQ's TC Beirne School of Law, are designed to allow students to experience hands-on and comprehensive international work.

"Nishimura & Asahi is one of Japan's premier law firms," said program organiser Dr Ann Black.

"Located in Tokyo, they employ over 484 Japanese attorneys as well as attorneys and editors from countries such as the USA, Canada, the UK and Australia."

The firm specialises in commercial law, with strengths in IP, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law.

Dr Black said the positions are offered to native English speakers and involve editing and rewriting various legal documents, as well as assisting helping with due diligence and research.

"UQ law students have been undertaking Nishimura & Asahi internships in Tokyo since 2004 and have appreciated not only the opportunity to undertake a wide range of international legal work but also to live in one of the most exciting cities in the world," she said.

More information about the internships and UQ student experiences in Japan can be found at

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