Moore (’16) spends semester abroad at University of Westminster

(May 15, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sophomore McConnell Scholar Philip Moore recently returned from a semester abroad in London, England, where he completed a law internship and studied at the University of Westminster.
Moore (’16) spends semester abroad at University of Westminster

Philip Moore (’16)  recently returned from a semester in London, England, where he studied business and political science at the University of Westminster and served as a litigation intern for Silverman Sherliker, LLP.

Silverman Sherliker, LLP, is a London-based law firm offering a wide range of expertise including legal advice on private, commercial and corporate parties, both national and international.

“My internship was incredible,” Moore said. “By the end of the 12 weeks, I had completed so much more work than I ever thought possible. I have a much better understanding of the British Civil Procedure rules, and I gained significant practical experience in each stage of a case.” Moore helped craft case summaries and analyses, researched legal procedures, drafted letters to the Court and handled the firm’s billing.

As a student at the University of Westminster, Moore studied art and business.

When he wasn’t in class or interning, Moore traveled extensively, visiting Wales, Paris, Nice, Monaco, Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid, Canterbury and Newquay on weekends and school breaks.

Moore will spend a month in Louisville before leaving to spend seven weeks at a Spanish immersion program hosted by Middlebury College at Mills College (Oakland, CA.).

“I cannot believe that I am at the halfway point of my undergraduate experience, but as I reflect back on the person I was when I chose the University of Louisville, I know that I have matured and learned much more than I could have ever expected in two years,” Moore said. “I owe much of that growth to the McConnell Center.”

Moore, a native of Louisville, Ky., is a sophomore McConnell Scholar at the University of Louisville studying political science, economics, international business and Spanish.  In addition to the McConnell Scholars Program, he serves as director of partnerships for Helping Hands Serving Hearts (a non-profit serve organization), philanthropy chair of Sigma Chi Fraternity and is a Harlan Scholar.

By Mary Elizabeth Young, McConnell Scholar ‘16