Norton Rose Fulbright donates $250,000 to new Business Law Student Internship Program

The Allard School of Law at UBC is pleased to announce Norton Rose Fulbright is donating $250,000 to launch and support a new Business Law Student Internship Program over the next five years.

L-R: Cory Sully, Janet Grove, Liza Volpiana,
Michael Manhas, Charles Hurdon, Jenya Hammond

The program will place upper year Juris Doctor students in business law internships (for credit) with corporate and non-profit organizations. By combining classroom study and practical experience working in leading organizations, the learners gain industry insight and business acumen. This program will also strengthen the outstanding educational programs offered by the law school’s Centre for Business Law. Learn more about the Centre.

“Norton Rose Fulbright, through its recent merger with Bull Housser, has been a significant part of British Columbia’s business community for more than a century,” said Janet Grove, Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Vancouver Office. “It is our objective to develop students and young lawyers not just in law, but also in business. This new internship program is in direct alignment with our shared objective with the Allard School of Law, making its launch a natural extension of our longstanding partnership.”

In addition to this new commitment, Norton Rose Fulbright generously supports a number of ongoing student awards at the Allard School of Law, including the Norton Rose Fulbright Entrance Award, Prize in Succession, and Prize in Labour Law.

“As one of the fastest growing global law firms over the past five years, we are committed to supporting the next generation of legal practitioners at the local, national and global level,” said Charles Hurdon, Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. “In partnering with the Allard School of Law on this initiative, we are pleased to play a more significant role in the development of top practitioners in Vancouver, one of Canada’s fastest growing economies and business centres.”

“On behalf of the Allard School of Law I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Norton Rose Fulbright for this generous gift in support of our students,” said Dean Catherine Dauvergne. “This program will strengthen and extend our clinical offerings to students and will enhance the innovative pedagogy taking place at the law school.”

We thank Norton Rose Fulbright for its commitment and support of students and faculty members at the Allard School of Law at UBC.