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Current Law Students / Re: practicing law abroad...possible??
« on: October 07, 2005, 07:12:33 PM »
do you know if he had any academic background in german/european law? i've heard mixed opinions about whether or not such classes are worth one's time.

Current Law Students / Re: practicing law abroad...possible??
« on: October 07, 2005, 01:50:55 PM »
You might do better inhouse at a multinational.  I know someone who works at Siemens and works in Germany a few months every year.

Yeah, I actually just read a chapter in a book on international law, and one international lawyer really recommended this. My question to you would be, how did you friend land this job? Was it by chance, or was s/he seeking to be an inhouse multinational?

Current Law Students / Re: practicing law abroad...possible??
« on: October 06, 2005, 09:25:55 PM »
so then it's about experience? but it's still possible for an american JD?

Current Law Students / practicing law abroad...possible??
« on: October 06, 2005, 08:50:47 PM »
i've asked this elsewhere, but thought i might see what people here say...

is practicing law abroad with a US JD possible? actually, i'm sure it's possible...but is it likely? i see that there are a lot of "gloabal law firms", which i had heard offered opportunities to work abroad for those that really wanted them, and earned them. but recently i emailed one and they basically said that this was impossible. are there any realistic ways of getting a job abroad with a JD (ex. not working for the UN, which about 2 people get to do every year)? i don't have my heart set on some vague idea of "practicing international law" or anything, but given that i've focused so much time and energy on studying europe before law school, and that i would later like to focus my grad studies on the same area, i would like to think that it's at least possible. any ideas?

Current Law Students / Re: "We've already got your money!"
« on: October 06, 2005, 07:49:59 PM »
Law school is nothing more than a business. Especially when you talk about T4s -- only half of their admits will ever become lawyers.

is this a real fact? do the other 50% even use their degrees, or just give up hope of ever being a lawyer?

Transferring / Re: Transferring from Cooley
« on: October 05, 2005, 12:30:22 PM »
Has anyone successfully transferred from Cooley? If so, was it very difficult? I have heard rumors that it is impossible to transfer from there.,2824.0.html

Transferring / Re: After the transfer...
« on: September 25, 2005, 06:42:17 PM »
But that shouldn't discourage you too much.  Social life is important, but you go to law school mainly for your career.  Or at least that's how I see it.  By the way, I transferred to a Top 5.

can i ask where you transferred from, or at the least, what tier? i'm considering transferring, and just want to weigh my options. thanks!

Transferring / Re: original school won't let you transfer????
« on: September 23, 2005, 09:53:48 PM »
that has to be BS. it can't possibly be true. can it?

Current Law Students / Re: Question Re: Reading Casebooks
« on: September 03, 2005, 12:30:18 PM »
I have actually been typing brief answers to the hypos in my notes.  Then I have tried to talk to fellow students about what they thought about a particular hypo, and it seems no one else is reading them.  I think it is more important to learn the BLL and apply that to hypos than know every detail of  a fact pattern of a particular case...  Of course I am 3 weeks into my 1L year, so what do I know?


i've actually been wondering how detailed notes i should be taking on the hypos/notes section after each case. are answers to the hypotheticals all that you put in your notes? i actually tried summarizing the notes section as well as answering the hypotheticals- hoping that this would allow me to avoid going back to the book the particular case again- but it just took way too long, and started feeling almost counterproductive.

or, if anyone else has any good advice on how to best utilize the notes sections in terms of taking notes, answering the questions, etc, it would also be a great help. i don't want to take too many notes, but i don't want to ignore it either. i've already found a method i like for reading and briefing cases, but the supplemental material is really beginning to overwhelm me.

Current Law Students / Re: legal academia...too difficult?
« on: September 02, 2005, 12:07:19 PM »
There's always the option of teaching pre-law in undergrad schools.  The job title prestige may not be there, but if you want to teach, it'll be there.

how easy is this to do? i don't think the polisci department at my undergrad had any JD's teaching, and we had 2 separate polisci departments. i know there's always a pre-law advisor at schools, but do most universities really want a JD teaching undergrad classes on legal topics?

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