Leading intellectual property law firm takes on intern from top US university

A leading UK-based firm of intellectual property law specialists has taken on an intern from one of the top universities in the United States.

Hayden Carroll has joined Cleveland Scott York as part of Notre Dame Law School’s London internship programme.

Notre Dame is a prestigious US university based in South Bend, Indiana, and which has a London centre in Suffolk Street, near Trafalgar Square.

Hayden is a New York native, who received his BA from SUNY New Paltz, where he studied English and American Literature.

He is currently in his third and final year of law school, where he has focused on intellectual property, transactions and speech restrictions, as he works towards gaining his Juris Doctor degree.

His internship with Cleveland Scott York will contribute towards the credits required to graduate from Notre Dame Law School.

Hayden said: “Intellectual property is an area of law in which an international perspective is particularly valuable, with clients frequently seeking protection for their intellectual property across multiple jurisdictions.

“For me personally, this is an exciting opportunity to broaden my knowledge of everything from the UK and EU legal and judicial systems through to typical working arrangements in professional firms in this country.”

Adrian Bradley, a Partner at Cleveland Scott York, added: “Hayden brings with him an entirely fresh perspective on UK and EU intellectual property matters as well as excellent knowledge of the US legal system, which is why we were keen to get involved with Notre Dame’s internship programme.

“Ultimately, it is our clients who will benefit from Hayden’s input during his time with us.”

Cleveland Scott York has offices in the City of London, St Albans, Reading and Brussels.