This sounds like a really fun thing to do and I get 6 credits for it. However, is there any negative to doing this?
You get no legal work experience. If you do a search for "study abroad" you'll see a bunch of threads with the exact same question, and pretty much the exact same answers.I think the most common answer is: you should have had fun studying abroad while you were in undergrad; now it's time to get legal work experience to help get you a job for 2L summer.That said, I know people who split, spent 1/2 summer abroad, and 1/2 working or volunteering their time somewhere and it worked. I also know one person who spent his entire summer abroad 1L, spent part of the summer abroad 2L, and got a job. From know this person 2 years, though, I'd say he is unbeatable in an interview, and he's great at networking. So I can't say that someone else making the same choices would do as well in the job search as him.