« on: January 30, 2007, 10:22:42 AM »
Anyone you know of go international? I know many people spend a few years in Chicago or other big U.S. markets and then head abroad, but I'd be interested to hear what sorts of international networking can be done at NU.
A friend of mine interviewed exclusively at London and San Fran firms, and will be going to London. He received several callbacks there. Also, another friend of mine in the JD/MBA program owns his own business in India and plans on going back there after school. The vast majority are focused on staying in the US, but my impression is that if you want to go abroad, there is opportunity to do so.
The ITP program is an excellent chance for international "networking". Second and third year students have the option of getting 3.0 or 4.0 credits over spring break by traveling abroad. The trips are all student organized, usually in groups of 10-15. Each year about half a dozen different trips are planned. You spend the first part of the spring semester developing a "curriculum" for the trip - some sort of legal or political "hook" to study while you're over there. Then you spend a couple weeks abroad and present written reports about the trip to the student body afterwards.
Finally, NU has a fairly large LLM program, where lawyers from other countries come to NU to study American law for a year. You will undoubtedly have several of them in your first year classes.