University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre
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The University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre (UNCLC) offers a variety of opportunities for students, academic colleagues and professionals. From studying with us and placement programmes through to our showcase of visiting speakers, the UNCLC functions as a hub of activity for commercial law. 

Junelle Ayettey
This internship was an invaluable experience as I was able to be creative and analytical in writing blogs on current legal developments.
UNCLC Internship 2021, Junelle Ayettey

Study with us

The University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre is part of the School of Law. In relation to commercial law, the school offers the following programmes:

Every year the school attracts a high number of students from all over the world who take the LLM International Commercial Law, as it is one of its most popular LLM specialisms. The LLM specialism convenor for international commercial law is Professor Estelle Derclaye.

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The UNCLC offers a variety of placement opportunites every year.

This includes previous internships opportunities via partnership with The World Bank Group Insolvency and Debt Resolution team.

Additionally, the UNCLC regularly appoints interns and research assistants to support the activities of the centre.

This page is updated as new opportunities arise, please check here for updates! 

Visiting speakers

The UNCLC is delighted to host guest speakers from practice, industry, government and international organisations. Speakers are frequently invited to our commercial law programs and courses giving students and staff the opportunity to hear from and ask questions to leaders in their fields.

Our previous speakers have included Mark Smith and Matt Rigg, Deputy Directors at the UK Government BEIS (Department of Business, Energy, Innovation and Skills) legal advisers; and, Jonathan Orde, Ministry of Justice Legal Advisers – Lectures on various issues in company/insolvency law from the Government perspective and working as corporate lawyers in Government (Autumn term 2016-2020). 

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UNCLC Associate Practitioners

The University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre is home to leading experts in core areas of commercial law, including business, corporate, and insolvency law, private international law, intellectual property, consumer law, international trade, arbitration, secured transactions, and law and technology with commitment to research excellence and positive impact. Our members collaborate with a wide array of stakeholders, practitioners, governmental and non-governmental bodies, industry, and international organisations.

To enhance our collaborative mission, we have introduced a programme of UNCLC Associate Practitioners. UNCLC Associate Practitioners are practitioners interested in one or more of our core themes of research and who are interested in affiliation through attendance in and contribution to our activities, through sponsorships of events or practitioner talks.

An Associate Practitioner will have their brief profile posted on the UNCLC website and become a member of the dedicated UNCLC MS Teams Channel, where they will receive notifications of UNCLC events, news and announcements, as well as the opportunity to post announcements of relevant events they may wish to bring to the attention of UNCLC members.

Associate Practitioner affiliation is not a formal role or status.



University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD