Law School Discussion

working in europe

working in europe
« on: March 28, 2005, 11:56:07 AM »
Hey Peeps

I want to work in london, paris or brussels after graduation.
I have taken a lot of international law courses.
How do I do this?
How do I get a job with an american firm in europe?
Can I get a summer internship doing this?
Are there foreign firms that want americans with american law degrees?

Re: working in europe
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2005, 06:56:15 PM »
I would think that aiming to work for a big law firm with offices in Europe would be a good place to start.  Also, see what types of legal work American firms are doing in Europe, so you know what type of law will put you in good stead.  Go to the websites of big firms in your area that have European offices and see what those practice groups do.

Of course excellent grades are a pre-req to the the big firm jobs.


Re: working in europe
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2005, 03:37:46 PM »
Does anyone know if it's just Europe or also some other parts of the world that people can go to work in with a U.S. law degree?

Re: working in europe
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2005, 04:11:40 PM »

Being an international lawyer is awesome and your international law classes will really get you far.  Law firms love to hear you want to practice international law because it shows you have narrowed down what you want to do to something specific.  I suggest eating out at restaraunts that serve food from that country and talking to the waiters, because it will be helpful to have waiter friends when you are broke and can't find a job.