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LAW INTERNSHIPS

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"Ideas are the source of all things."

–Plato

  • Encompassing a range of legal topics our online law research internships provide students with the unique opportunity to work jointly with a world-leading legal researcher. On your internship you will advance the boundaries of knowledge in law, and coauthor an original research paper in collaboration with other student colleagues and under the guidance of your expert mentor. 

  • Deepen your understanding of the law and legal principles while acquiring practical research skills and hands-on experience into what it is like to undertake advanced study in the field. Become a published author when you submit your completed research paper to our open-access academic journal, World Scholars Review, or another scholarly publication.

  • World Scholars Academy law internship programs are an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate your unique talents, substantiate your commitment to excellence, and individuate yourself from peers so you can stand out when applying to top universities.

WORLD LAW

INTERNSHIPS

World Scholars Academy law internships for ages 15-18 examine contemporary issues in various domains of the law including; jurisprudence, political economy, antitrust law, and government censorship. On the internship you will work with fellow World Scholars to research and coauthor a cutting-edge academic paper on your topic with the close support of your mentor, a world-leading legal expert.

 

During your internship you will learn specialist research techniques, survey the extant literature of the discipline, and conduct original research on your topic. You will contribute your own ideas to the project's successful completion, and will build technical skills and practical know-how on how to research cases and excel as a lawyer. Your final paper will be reviewed by your mentor and submitted to either our open-access academic journal, World Scholars Review, or another scholarly legal publication.

 

Internships take place on either Saturday or Sunday over four weeks, allowing you to participate in an internship during your normal school year or simultaneously with a World Scholars Academy academic summer course. Interns should expect to spend several additional hours outside of their live contact time each week to complete their research project. World Scholars Academy law internships include:

  • Maximum class size six (6) students

  • Individualized feedback and academic guidance

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Co-authored research paper submitted for publication

  • Entry into the WSR Best Review Award competition

Please note that places on World Scholars Academy law internship programs are extremely limited and currently listed research topics may not recur. Upcoming law internship opportunities are listed below.

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Internship Details
 

As of 2023 there are over 3 billion gamers worldwide, with some valuing the gaming and Esports market at over $197 billion. With such a wide reach the law can no longer ignore what has now become a central part of so many people’s lives, especially young people. Furthermore, as technology develops and gaming moves to a new era of more ‘immersive’ gaming, a lot more is at play, legally. Legal questions about the impact the gaming industry has had on current intellectual property laws and competition law, can no longer be avoided, and new protections of gamers’ personal data need to be put in place.

 

Scholars have noted how for the benefit of both the gaming industry and consumers, ‘improvements in gaming access and quality should be encouraged, not derailed’. Yet, some providers of video games can easily be described as dominant, in that they have (or are close to having) the ability to control both the new and old ways of gaming. This, gives rise to a tricky balance for competition lawyers and competition enforcement agencies to navigate and to the question of how much intervention is too much? Moreover, the way in which gamers’ data is collected and used has drastically changed as new ways of gaming are developed. This has led governments to introduce new laws and guidance to game developers to help ensure that gamers’ data is protected and that data protection laws are complied with, whilst allowing for user experience to be enhanced according to users’ needs. Of course, different governments have approached these concerns differently. Ultimately, there is much to learn from each approach in this area where technology, which changes at such a rapid pace, plays such a crucial part.

 

During this month-long Internship you will conduct original research on the law covering the gaming industry. Collaborating with your fellow interns, you will critically engage both with intellectual property law, competition law and the new field of law and technology, and with your mentor's guidance you will co-author an academic research paper on this topic for publication. No previous knowledge of law or legal theory is required to participate.

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Location: Online

Type: Academic Research Internship

Eligibility: Ages 15-18

Days: Saturdays from 10am-1pm PT | 1pm-4pm ET

Dates: Four weeks: January 6th, January 13th, January 20th, January 27th

Price: $1895

Requirements: Interns are expected to be present for all four sessions. However, if an intern is unable to attend a particular session they will receive an update on the project progress and will be assigned additional work to complete in order to make up for their absence. Interns are expected to spend a minimum of three hours per week working on their project outside of the live contact hours.

Internship Details
 

Recent years have seen the rise of various political movements demanding independence for their territories. The most prominent examples being in Catalonia (Spain), Scotland (the United Kingdom), and Quebec (Canada). These secession demands are framed under the right to self-determination, that is, the right of a people to decide on their collective future. This situation has raised the legal question: if the majority of the population in a territory want independence from their state, should they be entitled to hold a referendum on the issue and secede? On this internship, you will conduct research to explore the varied positions within the secession debate.

 

Public international law only recognizes a general right to self-determination for colonial territories. However, there is a lively scholarly debate on whether this right should be extended to non-colonial territories such as Catalonia, Scotland, Quebec, and others. Advocates of this position often invoke the democratic principle, asserting that national boundaries should be subject to change by democratic majorities. On the other hand, opponents invoke the principles of state sovereignty and territorial integrity, which they view as fundamental components for maintaining the stability of the international order.

During this month-long Internship you will conduct original research on secession law. Collaborating with your fellow interns, you will critically engage both with public international law and constitutional theory, and with your mentor's guidance you will co-author an academic research paper on this topic for publication. No previous knowledge of legal theory or international law is required to participate.

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Location: Online

Type: Academic Research Internship

Eligibility: Ages 15-18

Days: Saturdays from 8am-11am PT | 11am-2pm ET

Dates: Four weeks: April 6th, April 13th, April 20th, April 27th

Price: $1895

Requirements: Interns are expected to be present for all four sessions. However, if an intern is unable to attend a particular session they will receive an update on the project progress and will be assigned additional work to complete in order to make up for their absence. Interns are expected to spend a minimum of three hours per week working on their project outside of the live contact hours.

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