Rebecca White, a third-year student at William Mitchell College of Law, has been chosen for an internship with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), in Vienna, Austria. “I«m very excited to do this,” she said. “I hope to be an asset to the organization and bring my experience back to share with other students.”
White applied to UNCITRAL after researching different branches of the United Nations to determine the best fit for her interests. With an undergraduate degree in agronomy and experience both as a vendor program coordinator for Farmers Insurance Group and as a research assistant for patent specialist Professor Carl Moy, her goal is to work in international trade for a major agricultural corporation.
UNCITRAL was established to advance harmony in, and unification of, international trade law. It has evolved into the core legal body of the U.N.’s international trade law system.
White’s internship at UNCITRAL will begin in the fall of 2007. While in Vienna, she also plans to pursue externship credits working with Professor Peter Knapp, and to conduct an independent research project on the relationship of e-commerce to international trade, which is a major focus for UNCITRAL.
At William Mitchell, White is a member of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association and the Delta Theta Phi law fraternity, serving as dean of the fraternity last year.