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Q: Is it possible to find traineeship in Shenzhen in legal profession for 2 months?

I would probably come to Shenzhen in January 2012, for 2 months as my husband has to work there. I have Master degree in Comparative Business Law and International Law. I was graduated 2 years ago but did not yet get practice because I left France (where I was studying) straight after graduation to Finland join my husband. I would like to find at least traineeship in International consulting or/and Law company for 2 months in Shenzhen before heading to London, if it at all possible. Please if you have any tips or advices I would really appreciate. Any other possible options are welcome. Thanks!

8 years 1 week ago in  Business & Jobs - Shenzhen

 
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You can try looking at the jobs section on Echinacities, maybe you will be able to find something there. This answers section is not the place to be looking for professional advice. I'm sorry, but I don't think China is the country to look for a job like that. While it may be a good profession in the West, here it does not have any level of prestige because the chances of the average citizen winning a lawsuit is slim. It's more about relationships and connections than about following actual law. If you do find a good job I will congratulate you, but chances are you will be in the same position you have been since you left France. I suggest doing some research on Law in China before diving into a traineeship. I wish you luck.

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Thank you for the answer. I just have to stay during 2 months in china due to my husband work before moving to London. So I thought it would be good not to lose time and do little something during those 2 months. Maybe it would be more easy to teach for short period.

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I just saw an ad about seeking lawyers or someone with business law and international law not too long ago. Although it wasn't in the city that you are asking for I'm sure there are opportunities like that in other cities as well. If anything you could always teach part-time or tutor for those two months you are here. I'm sure students would appreciate your background and can learn a lot about the law and how to handle certain situations. 

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You would like to find a traineeship in the legal profession in China while your husband is here for 60 days doing whatever job he does. 

Using logic only, I will point out to you what obstacles you will need to overcome in order to accomplish this.

First, you can not work on your husband's visa, you will need to have your own "Z" (work visa) or "F" (business visa) depending if an intership or actual employment.  And for that, you will need to locate an employer first that will be allow to hire foreigners, that has an opening, that will give you a written offer, and just for a few wedeks at the most.

Then, you are not allowed to practice Law in China, nor I think you are fluent in Mandarin.  What benefit will any possible employer derives from hiring you ?.  By the time you become familiar with office procedures, your 60 days will be over and you will be gone.

As another poster mentioned, yes, there are ads for lawyers, and for business Law experts.  But those are for local Chinese graduates, planning on permanent jobs and careers with the firm, not for visiting ones planning on staying 60 days only.

The only other thing I can see you do is once here, contact a few law firms on the city you will be at, and offer them some sort of seminar type exchange with your knowledge of international Law in general, and I guess French business law in particular.  That may fly.

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If your degree is in International Law as mine is and I do not speak fluent Chinese either, you can indeed find an internship for 90 days min. 60 days is really impossible. Your best bet is to work under the table and I really wouldn't worry so much about the allowing to hire foreigners part for if it's an international firm than it has the right to hire foreigners.

My idea, in Shenzhen you are legally allowed to cross the border to Hong Kong on your husbands visa. If your husband is on a R visa because once your Z visa is converted to an R visa it's no longer considered a Z visa, you will be assigned to your husbands FEC. Yes, it doesn't allow you to legally work in China but it doesn't stop you from gaining international law experience.

The firm I work for is Cota and Cota, we have several firms around mainland, one in Hong Kong and Taiwan. We don't have one in Shenzhen for we just cross the border when clients from Mainland Shenzhen need assistance. Look them up

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