From Bangor to the Big Apple for aspiring IP lawyer William

LLB Law student William Carlsen is one step closer to achieving his career ambitions after securing a $12,500 scholarship to study in New York.

William, originally from the United States, will join Cardozo School of Law’s LLM programme in Intellectual Property in August.

“I’m looking forward to studying one of the top Intellectual Property programmes in the world in one of the best cities in the world, and being able to internship at top law firms while I study”, says the 25-year old, who aspires to be an Intellectual Property attorney. “Intellectual Property is an important issue which affects everybody, directly or indirectly, and I would love to help guide it to benefit humanity as a whole.”

Williams says that there have been many great things about his time at Bangor – “all the lecturers are great, and the courses are engaging” – but he predicts that the highlight will be the challenge he’s set to undertake next week, when he and three of his fellow students will travel to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands, to represent Wales at the Telders International Law Moot Court. William, Elizabeth Strange, Katherine Gildner and Scott Sharp will be the third team to represent Bangor at this prestigious European competition.

Publication date: 5 May 2015