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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. Available upcoming law internship opportunities are listed below.

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Internship Details
 

Constitutions set out the fundamental principles by which a state is governed, describe the main institutions of the state and define the relationship that holds between these institutions. Moreover, constitutions place limits on the exercise of power and set out the rights and duties of citizens. Unsurprisingly, then, constitutions are key sources of law. But how is one to interpret such foundational documents and sources? The Supreme Court of the United States of America, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and many more highest courts have grappled with these questions.

 

Often, the very nature of a constitution makes constitutional interpretation necessary. In particular, written constitutions often require that the judiciary decide what the terms in use mean in a particular situation, and so, further questions arise. Are judges interpreting the constitution for those who composed it, or for those who are reading it now? What are judges to do when more than one potential reading is available? Quite naturally, different jurisdictions and theorists have answered these questions differently, and understanding their reasoning is a foundational skill for law students and practicing lawyers alike.

During this month-long Internship you will conduct original research on constitutional interpretation. Collaborating with your fellow interns, you will critically engage both with constitutional theory and a wide range of theories of constitutional interpretation. With your mentor's guidance, you will synthesize this field of knowledge and co-author an academic research paper for publication. No previous knowledge of legal theory or constitutional law 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: July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, July 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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Internship Details
 

In common law systems, civil law is the area of law that concerns civil wrongs, such as contractual breaches, negligence, and breaches of trust. Also known as private law, civil law intervenes to regulate interactions between private individuals. Undoubtedly, the extent to which law should regulate private interactions is widely contested, and so, it is worth asking whether there is a particular reason why we have constructed legal frameworks to prevent individuals from, for example, breaching their promises or why there are laws that protect an individual’s autonomy or right to confidentiality, or even, why the law places a strong emphasis on consent. Could it be that these doctrines are grounded in moral reasons?

 

During this month-long Internship, you will conduct original research on the relationship between morality and civil law. You will question the moral foundations of civil law and sharpen your understanding of law more generally. Collaborating with your fellow interns, you will critically engage with moral theories of law and a vast range of private law doctrines to understand the extent to which private law claims are grounded on moral reasons. In furthering your knowledge about the role rights and duties play in daily life, you will learn about and question emerging rights-based approaches to both private law and morality. With your mentor's guidance, you will then co-author an academic research paper on this topic for publication. No previous knowledge of legal theory or moral philosophy 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: August 3rd, August 10th, August 17th, August 24th

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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