International Financial Law Prof Blog

Editor: William Byrnes
Texas A&M University
School of Law

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Law Students Exploring Careers as Prosecutors and Intelligence Work

Each year approximately 1,800 delegates from 110 countries, representing top academic institutions, governments, global banks, and large professionals firms are invited to converge for eight days on Jesus College' campus to undergo the Cambridge University's Economic Crimes Symposium which just completed its 35th year. 

"The Cambridge Economic Crime Summit provided me with an unparalleled opportunity to network and engage in interactive discussions with over 1,700 delegates from all FullSizeRacross the world," said Madeline Pricer, Texas A&M Law 3rd year. She continued, "Furthermore, the symposium allowed me to discover advanced techniques to combat white-collar crimes, terrorism financing and more—all of which I hope to implement into my legal career in government prosecution. I highly recommend any law students that are interested in economic crime at the state, federal or international level to contact Professor Byrnes about this sector of law."

Shelby Sterling, Aggie third year law student, remarked, "The Cambridge Economic Crime Symposium has opened my eyes to new opportunities that I otherwise would not have been exposed to, including learning about issues in new areas of law from different global perspectives, network with leading professionals, and leverage my law degree to prevent terrorism financing and asset forfeiture."

"Our Aggie law students are able to undertake my risk program setting them as the top candidates for careers in the prosecution of globally organized crimes, human trafficking, and terrorism networks", said Professor William Byrnes.  "Through leveraging my network, I am able to provide a unique opportunity for the students to engage with the professional leaders and hiring agents of governments, large financial institutions and professional firms seeking to prevent money laundering."

"Over the week long symposium, I meaningfully interacted with over 1,700 professionals and forged lasting relationships with individuals from around the world," replied Shelby Sterling.  "I am ecstatically looking forward to returning to the symposium next year and potentially working overseas post-graduation. I strongly urge Aggie law students to reach out to Professor Byrnes to explore this legal arena." 

"Katherine Anne-Grawl Kim, Aggie ('14) and 3rd-year law, is the student leader of my Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture & Recovery, and Compliance – A Global Guide, published by Lexis it is the primary legal analysis reference of professionals",  added William Byrnes.  "Students like Kate are afforded an opportunity to highlight their analysis and writing ability through a practical training of editing and potentially authorship of new topic areas under my guidance." 

Aggie Law students attending the Cambridge symposium include:

Shelby Sterling

Madeline Pricer

Tyla Evans

Elizabeth Ramey

Graduate and international students are welcome to undertake the risk-specific program curriculum as an LL.M. or a M.Jur. for nonlawyers.

Cambridge Leaders photo

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