Students in Master of Business Law may do an internship in a company or public organization. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience the practical challenges in a real work environment, while at same time reflecting on how practice and theory combine. Students may use internships for the purpose of “crystallization” of career plans and identity.
Organisations that offer Internship will be presented to the students. Students are encouraged to find a suitable internship organization. The final selection depends on an assessment of student qualifications and match between students and internship organizations.
Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.
On completion of the course, you will have acquired knowledge to be able to:
Relate classroom learning to its application in the workplace
Understand employer expectations for workplace behaviors
Understand tasks and responsibilities of a legal department
On completion of the course, you will have acquired following skills:
Ability to assess own abilities in different areas of business law
Communication, interpersonal and other critical legal skills
Articulate how work experience enhances understanding and use of legal theory
For a 10 credits internship, the minimum time spent with an organization is 150 working hours.
By applying theoretical knowledge to practical experiences, this internship course provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the variations between theory and practice and the value of combining them to gain useful knowledge and skills for a successful legal career.
Students must be enrolled in the internship course before they can start an internship.
Students must fulfil these requirements for the internship:
The internship and workplace have to be approved by the course teacher
A contact person (mentor) in the internship organization has to be approved
Participate in pre-internship seminar
All mandatory tasks have to be approved
Required prerequisite knowledge
Eksamen / vurdering
Pass - Fail
An internship report: During the internship, each student must write a report, maximum 3000 words long (excluding references and appendixes) containing the following:
• Description of the internship organization
• Description of the work conducted in the organization
• Detailed descriptions of at least two (possibly anonymised) work assignments/situations that show how you have applied the knowledge/insights and skills you have gained in the Master’s area during your internship.
• A summary of relevant literature and legal practice that was the basis for the legal analysis of this issue
Appendix: Field note reflections Other informationThe credits from this course can be used as elective credits. Internship cannot substitute neither be included in a thesis. However, it is an excellent opportunity to explore an area for a thesis in the following semester.Required prerequisite knowledge Completed first year of Master of business law.
Internship work for a company or public organization, Field note reflections
Prior to the internship students participate in an obligatory seminar. Teaching is conducted in English.
To fulfil the academic requirements of the internship, each student should submit the following reports:
Field note reflections: During the time of the internship, each student must take field notes about specific things they observe or experience during the internship.
Drawing on these field notes students should reflect on their internship, including (1) own attitudes, skills and deliverables, (2) and resources of and interaction with the host organization. Students should submit such reflections to their internship teacher during the internship, in a field note of maximum 1000 words.