Professor Geoffrey Shields, Dean of Vermont Law School from 2004 to mid-2012 and a Herbert Smith visitor to the Law Faculty, gave a Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law (3CL) lunchtime talk on Friday 19 October 2012 on the practice of corporate law in US law firms, with particular reference to the hiring of overseas lawyers. He also discussed how those with corporate-related Masters’ credentials might secure entry into investment banking, venture capital, government positions and teaching jobs.
Professor Shields is uniquely well positioned to provide law students with an “insider’s” guide to opportunities in the US because before becoming Dean at Vermont he was a partner and chair of the Management Committee of Gardner Carton and Douglas, a major law firm based in Chicago and Washington DC. When in pratice Professor Shields specialized in legal issues relating to not-for-profit institutions, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, finance, joint ventures, and related tax and securities matters.
For more information see the Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law website at http://www.3cl.law.cam.ac.uk/