In April 2017, Norton Rose Fulbright announced a donation of $250,000 to launch and support the first five years of a new Business Law Student Internship Program. The program expands the experiential learning opportunities at the Peter A Allard School of Law, as it will place upper year Juris Doctor students in business law internships (for credit) with corporate and non-profit organizations across Canada and the world. By combining classroom study and practical experience working in leading organizations, student interns will gain industry insight and business acumen.
"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."
The program strengthens the outstanding educational programs already offered by the school's Centre for Business Law.
In speaking to the gift Dean Catherine Dauvergne praised the generosity of Norton Rose Fulbright, saying "this program will strengthen and extend our clinical offerings to students and will enhance the innovative pedagogy taking place at the law school."
Charles Hurdon, Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada said "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."