Australia’s first virtual experience program was recently unveiled by an international law firm, further education opportunities for law graduates through VR.
King & Wood has partnered with InsideSherpa to launch what is considered the first virtual internship program in Australia. Out of 42 universities, it has received almost 1,000 enrollments in just the first two weeks.
Designed to provide students with an online platform, the program gives them an opportunity to complete work similar to the firm’s graduates and junior solicitors do for a living.
Said in a statement, through the online program, students can take up to five modules related to Asian context experience, innovation, pro bono, transactional, and disputes.
“They will receive briefing videos from KWM partners and lawyers, and will be asked to complete tasks including drafting documents, communicating with clients, understanding smart contracts, working with our community partners and analyzing and advising on corporate legal matters,” the same statement said.
KWM’s chief executive partner Berkeley Cox added more about the launch itself. He said: “KWM is leading the future of graduate recruitment in law – no other firm in Australia is doing this or anything similar yet.
“We are providing a realistic and accessible opportunity for students to learn what it is like working at one of the world’s leading international law firms, and build skills required to excel as a commercial lawyer,” he added.
The program really shows the true image of this top-tier firm. It’s challenging, complex, and gives the interns interesting tasks that graduates have to deal with daily when working there.
“It meets the strong desire we have found from students and young graduates to build their skills in the profession and learn more about what a career in law will hold,” he concluded.
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