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Could I get work in the US if I go to Forham? (Canadian citizen)

Could I get work in the US if I go to Forham? (Canadian citizen)
« on: November 04, 2005, 11:30:08 AM »
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Re: Could I get work in the US if I go to Forham? (Canadian citizen)
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2005, 05:24:47 PM »
Yes.

You need to play things a bit safer than most students, but it's definitely do-able.  Make sure you get a position with a firm the summer after 2L using the OPT or CPT programs.  This should virtually ensure that you get hired after 3L; at that point, you'd just need to acquire a TN-1 visa before your F-1 expires.

Be prepared to stay with that firm for a few years.  Once you have some experience, moving to different regions should become easier - however, that counts for most law school graduates.

Re: Could I get work in the US if I go to Forham? (Canadian citizen)
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2005, 06:25:00 PM »
Yes.

You need to play things a bit safer than most students, but it's definitely do-able.  Make sure you get a position with a firm the summer after 2L using the OPT or CPT programs.  This should virtually ensure that you get hired after 3L; at that point, you'd just need to acquire a TN-1 visa before your F-1 expires.

Be prepared to stay with that firm for a few years.  Once you have some experience, moving to different regions should become easier - however, that counts for most law school graduates.

Cool. Thanks so much for the advice!

Re: Could I get work in the US if I go to Forham? (Canadian citizen)
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2005, 07:34:38 PM »
TN-1? Is there such a thing? You mean TN, right?

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Re: Could I get work in the US if I go to Forham? (Canadian citizen)
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2005, 03:01:45 AM »
No, it's the TN-1.  The TN-2 is for Mexicans.