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Thursday, 10 August 2006

COMING TO LONDON: CAN YOU HELP?


Coming to London: can you help?

The IPKat's Polish friend - scholar, lawyer, blogger and live-wire Tomasz Rychlicki - is coming to London this autumn and he's looking for some interesting work experience between 1 October 2006 and 30 June 2007 before he sets off for the United States to read for an LLM at the Chicago-Kent School of Law. This is how Tomasz describes himself:

"I was born in Poland on 2 May 1975. It is quite a funny experience to live in this country for 31 years. During this time I finished the Stony Brook School Summer Institute at Swiecie nad Wisla and one-year course of the Chicago-Kent College of Law and University of Gdansk, the School of American Law at University of Gdansk and - last but not least - I received an MA degree in Law from the University of Gdansk. My MA thesis was devoted to Community Design Law. I wrote it at the Centre for European Law, University of Gdansk. The thesis was awarded a general GOOD grade (in the Polish academic grading system, graded 4).

During my studies I worked as web content editor and website designer for Wirtualna Polska S.A, one of the biggest Polish portal sites. I also cooperated with Centrum Nowych Technologii in designing and developing web pages focused on modern art. I have done freelance illustration for Coca Cola Bottlers Poland, Loop Magazine, Wirtualna Polska and Ślizg Magazine. As an independent designer/consultant for Yazgot Grafika, I helped create the BTL campaign for Iguana drink and other alcohol beverages. I also created websites and graphic design.

On completing my studies I recievied a job offer from the HetMan Agency Marek Cierniak located in Gdansk. HetMan Agency is one of the biggest agencies protecting copyright and trade marks in Poland. The Agency specialises in computer software and information security audits too. I worked as an expert in copyright protection for software vendors such as Microsoft, Corel, Adobe, Autodesk and Borland. I was also a copyright law lecturer at the Police Academy in Słupsk and lectured in copyright/trade secret law issues for staff education purposes. I have also implemented information security procedures for co-operating companies.

My native language is Polish but I also speak English (not as fluently as I would like). I can understand German and Russian. I am a real computer nerd. I love to hack and to tinker with different technologies. My other interests are martial arts and urban art (graffiti, hip hop, etc.)".
Tomasz, who has a string of publications to his name (available on request) - including a recent article in Sweet & Maxwell's Computer Law and Telecommunications Review, adds: "I'm really good at working with coffee machines", is really keen to learn as much as possible about British legal professions and the British version of legal English. If you can help him at all, please email him here.

Here's Tomasz's blog in Polish and in English
Another Pole who came to England to improve his English - and look what happened!

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