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2022/2023  KAN-CSCBV2002U  Legal Risk Analysis Project-oriented Internship

English Title
Legal Risk Analysis Project-oriented Internship

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Social Sciences
Course coordinator
  • Vishv Priya Kohli - Department of Business Humanities and Law
Main academic disciplines
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Law
  • Organisational behaviour
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 16-06-2022

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Learning objectives
  • apply legal risk analytical skills and reflective thinking (i.e. use of theory) in problematizations of the organizational legal risk practice which is relevant for the student’s internship/fieldwork.
  • discuss and apply the chosen academic literature in the analysis of specific research areas within the field of intellectual property.
  • link practical experience/fieldwork observation and academic reflection with central, professional issues while conducting the legal risk analysis.
  • critically reflect on how to combine analytical distance to concrete involvement in organizational legal risk practices.
Course prerequisites
All exams at the first year must be passed. Internships can only be pre-approved in the third semester.

A curriculum of scientific literature to be used for the report will have to be composed by the student and is subject to approval before the start of the internship/fieldwork. The curriculum should not substantially overlap with mandatory course curriculum (from the first year) and amounts to 900 pages.

Deadline for handing in the application form: 1 August
Further information at my.cbs.dk; under My studies/ electives and internship/internship
Legal Risk Analysis Project-oriented Internship:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 30 pages
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter, Autumn, The internship report must be handed in 10 January.The make up exam will be 10 March.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The student is entitled to 4 hours of supervision.


Cand.soc. supports internships in own startup in connection with CSE. 

This requires an agreement with CSE, which follows a separate application process - for more information see:  https://cse.cbs.dk/internship-with-ects/

Following an agreement with CSE an application must be sent in for pre-approval and registration of the internship at the cand.soc.-Study Board as with any other internship.


The report must demonstrate:

  • that the student is capable of theoretical as well as methodological reflection on his/her work activities in the observed organization(s) in relation to the professional field of the program. This involves an ability to apply conceptual abstractions in a problematization of the observed organizational legal risk analysis practices.
  • that the student is capable of analyzing his/her observation activities in the host organization(s) in relation to central, professional issues in his/her education.
  • that the student is able to employ legal risk analysis, intellectual property law, business economics, organizational and/or managerial knowledge in order to analyze the correlation between field work data and the host organization(s)’ professional activities.
  • the student’s capacity to reflect upon what it means to produce knowledge within ”own” organization, including how to combine analytical distance with concrete involvement, and furthermore to reflect upon the ethical and practical consideration that ought to be a part of being involved in an internship. 
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The purpose of internship is to offer students the possibility to apply  knowledge gained in the first year of study in the Program and thereafter, obtain experience in application of legal risk analysis in professional practices in one or more organizations. By performing tangible tasks and projects and by contributing actively at a relevant workplace, students get the opportunity to make use of their professional and theoretical knowledge and to reflect theoretically on the execution of the work during the period of the internship. By observing relevant workplaces, students get the opportunity to make use of their theoretical and methodological knowledge and to reflect theoretically on the organizational practices in question.


Description of the teaching methods
Individual participation in/observation of work practice combined with individual project writing.
Feedback during the teaching period
Participation in two group colloquia and individual supervision.
Student workload
Course activities (including preparation) 4 hours
Exam (including exam preparation) 408 hours
Last updated on 16-06-2022