I worked at Mariscal & Abogados for three months (July-October 2022). As a British and French student in the second year of my master’s degree at La Sorbonne, I applied to this firm to gain experience in Spanish law and in legal translation. My time at Mariscal & Abogados was very enjoyable and confirmed my desire to work in an international setting in the future.
My experience took place remotely due to Covid-19, but it did not impact my work as the team was accommodating and always provided me with interesting tasks. Everyone made sure to make me feel welcomed and shared their knowledge and experience with me, allowing me to gain special skills that will be very valuable in my future legal career. Mariscal & Abogados offers expertise in a lot of legal sectors, thanks to this I was able to discover new areas of the law that I never encountered before such as Energy Law or Real Estate.
Finally, this internship allowed me to improve my Spanish language skills, gaining knowledge in the legal sector. Every member of the team I met was also multilingual and was always there to help me when I did not know a specific word. Translating between Spanish and English improved my legal knowledge of the Spanish legal system, and it made me want to pursue a career where I could use my language skills like I was during this internship.
Thank you, Mariscal Abogados, for the great opportunity you gave me and all the support despite the unusual conditions. A special thank you as well to Laura Bernat for being a fantastic support throughout my time at the firm, and to Rosario Rodríguez for sharing her passion with me. I would recommend this experience to any Spanish-speaking student seeking to gain experience in an international setting.
Université Paris Panthéon Sorbonne