Norton Rose launches ethical student placements

Norton Rose has pushed ethical thinking to the forefront of its agenda and launching a two-week work experience placement to give students a better understanding of business ethics.

The top 10 law firm has teamed up with Transparency International UK and the Institute of Business Ethics to offer penultimate and final year university students from any discipline the chance to spend at week at its London office working on corporate integrity initiatives.

Head of business ethics and anti-corruption at Norton Rose Sam Eastwood said: “This programme will help give students an idea of what opportunities are out there and introductions to some key players. They’ll also get to see what we’re doing as a firm in this area, particularly the work we’re doing on the legal and regulatory environment maps with Maplecroft.”

He added that while on the programme, which will run from 23 August to 3 September  2010, students will get to see how Norton Rose has worked with research company Maplecroft to develop The Legal and Regulatory Environment Atlas 2010.

The atlas looks at how different countries implement the rule of law and particularly how the specific region handles business integrity, corruption and corporate governance.

Meanwhile, Norton Rose Group has also co-founded a Centre for Law and Ethics with University College London as well as the Institute of Business Ethics to provide a forum for academic and corporate partners to address issues surrounding the ethical conduct of business.