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ronlaw604

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Lawyers & H1B Visas
« on: April 16, 2006, 08:36:55 PM »
I'm a Canadian citizen looking to start my JD program at BU or LLS this fall. Wondering if anyone can help answer the following questions about obtaining work visas after graduation:

From what I have heard, most law firms will bulk at students who require visas. I may be wrong, but it seems that BigLaw firms have less of an issue with hiring associates who need visas, whereas smaller/mid-size firms tend to avoid this. Am I correct in this assumption?

Basically, suppose I don't make BigLaw. Will PI orgs, government, medium/small firms be willing to hire a Canadian such as myself and help me acquire an H1B visa to work in the US? Or do my hopes of working in the US rely strictly on Big Law?

Thanks for any advice.
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Re: Lawyers & H1B Visas
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006, 08:56:48 PM »

From what I have heard, most law firms will bulk at students who require visas. I may be wrong, but it seems that BigLaw firms have less of an issue with hiring associates who need visas, whereas smaller/mid-size firms tend to avoid this. Am I correct in this assumption?


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Re: Lawyers & H1B Visas
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2006, 06:51:45 AM »
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