Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
2008 Jessup International Moot Court World Championship Team.

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Student Internships in Asia

AGHS Legal Aid Cell (Lahore Pakistan)
"AGHS Legal Aid Cell is run by Asma Jahangir, a Pakistani human rights attorney. Every week I shadow a different attorney, so I've done family, criminal and some civil law. I've also been doing research for the annual publications the firm puts out documenting instances of violence against women, children, and minorities. I've visited women's prison, a women's shelter, and the women's burn unit in the local hospital to investigate possible instances of bride burning or dowry burning.

I have also worked to research possible problems with the wording or implementation of a domestic violence bill that has been introduced in the house ( Several of my suggestions made it into the presentation that an attorney from my firm gave to the Pakistani Senate." - Morgen Morrissette

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
"At the Extraordinary Cahmbers in the Courts of Cambodia, I worked with Anees Ahmed, who works in the Office of the Co-Prosecutors, and I prepared submissions for him as well as preparing questions for the witnesses and civil parties that have testified in the past few weeks. I have also been fortunate enough to go to court with the prosecution team for two of the days during this week." - Lindsay Baruffa

Intermediate People's Court of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
"It is an interesting, meaningful and wonderful summer for me to have the experience of working with the judges and the judicial clerks in Intellectual Property Division of the Intermediate Peopleís Court Of Wuhan, Hubei Province, P. R. China." - Jialing Shen

International Office for Migration (IOM), Moscow, Russia
"During my internship, I drafted a report about the forced labor of "mail-order brides" that summarized the legal issues surrounding online and arranged marriages between Russian and Ukrainian women with Western men. Another project involved migrant workers coming from Central Asia to Russia. I drafted proposals to reform Russian Federation Legal Code to ensure that migrant workers have some rights when they are not paid for work done without a contract. I was also able to work on a similar project which involved the prevention of human trafficking in Chechnya." - Ryan Heggs

Jingtian & Gongcheng Law Firm
"My internship started at the end of May.I worked on an initial public offering program with my colleagues. We did thework for a comapany in Singapore." - Yin Li

Sheppard Mullin Law Firm (Shanghai & Beijing)
"I've been working with the Partners and Associates here on a variety of transactional law matters. My main daily tasks are legal research, document drafting, and occasional legal translation from Chinese to English. I'm trying to keep an ongoing 'portfolio' of my work as far as I am allowed to retain documents/templates, which I can share with anyone interested when I return to Case.

Among the attorneys I work closest with, I most frequently work with Ms. Jenny Liu (Partner), Ms. Yi Zhu (Senior Associate), Ms. Xu Cheng (Associate), and Mr. Eric Wang (Senior Counsel), but I have worked with virtually everyone in the Shanghai office at some point. I will also be spending two weeks in the Beijing office starting next week." - Michael Jacobson

Shurat HaDin: Israel Law Center in Ramat Gan (Israel)
"Shurat HaDin is a pro-bono law center that primarily represents American, Israeli, European and Canadian victims of terrorist attacks. This summer, I did extensive research regarding the Foreign Sovereign Immunity exceptions, proposed legislation, and the ways in which a sovereign's frozen assets may be attached to fulfill judgments under the Terror Risk Insurance Act. Additionally, I researched U.S. anti-boycotting laws, their constitutionality and their parallelism to newly passed Israeli legislation. Lastly, we met with various Israeli national security officials and attended court proceeding at the Shari'ah, IDF and Israeli Supreme Court." - Jessica Rubin

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, Shanghai
"This summerís internship with Squires, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P in Shanghai was an intense and fulfilling experience. I advised clients from Asia, Europe and the U.S. on a variety of topics, including intellectual property registration and protection, wet lease disputes and employment contracts. I also drafted an article regarding how U.S. businesses can select and work with Chinese attorneys. Additionally, I researched for the firm on several forefront fields, including personal data privacy protection, international business bribery, onshore RMB investment funds. Moreover, I conducted simultaneous interpretation for client conferences and legal document translation." - Kuangshi Cao

The Cox Center awards up to 35 grants every summer to support international law internships around the globe.