International agency’s tie-up with Scottish regulation college seems to be to arrange subsequent gen for brand new market challenges and alternatives

Ashurst has joined forces with the College of Stirling to highschool regulation college students on the brand new and rising developments within the authorized providers sector and the related profession alternatives.

The Ashurst-Stirling tie-up, introduced on Tuesday, brings ‘NewLaw’ into the college’s undergraduate curriculum. It is going to see Ashurst’s ‘Advance Pathway Programme’ added to the regulation syllabus for college students finishing a module in business consciousness this educational 12 months.

Put merely, NewLaw will be described as a worldwide pattern seen in regulation corporations, authorized consultancies and alternate authorized service suppliers that, by innovation and the adoption of ‘disruptive’ applied sciences, are altering the best way during which authorized providers are delivered.

The course goals to assist college students perceive the altering authorized providers market, and determine the challenges and alternatives posed by NewLaw, in response to a launch from the college. It additionally seeks to supply them with the abilities wanted to fulfill the calls for of the brand new market.

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Carolyn O’Connor, HR supervisor, nationwide early careers programmes at Ashurst, mentioned:

“We’re more than happy to be working with the College of Stirling to encourage and provide a singular alternative to the following technology of authorized professionals to assist put together them for profitable careers.”

The tie-up builds on the agency’s current contributions to the college’s business consciousness module and work expertise scheme. Ashurst additionally has a separate graduate scheme enabling rookies to coach in so-called NewLaw roles, together with authorized operations, know-how and venture administration, with the possibility to finish skilled {qualifications} alongside the best way.

Mike Polson, associate and head of Ashurst Advance Supply, one of many arms of the agency’s NewLaw division, added:

“The follow of regulation and the function of authorized professionals is altering quickly, and the schooling of our future ‘NewLaw’ professionals must mirror this new dynamic. This new programme is revolutionary and forward-looking, not solely broadening and deepening the scholars’ data of ‘NewLaw’, but additionally offering them with the abilities and behaviours wanted to fulfill the calls for of the altering authorized providers market.”