American law firms and foreigners trained in the US

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noctali7
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American law firms and foreigners trained in the US

Postby noctali7 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:57 pm

Hey

I'm foreigner and considering to attend an American law school in order to get a JD degree, pass one state bar (according to which university I'll be accepted by) and work as an attorney.
This being said, do you know if American law firms are likely to hire foreigners when they could basically hire any other American citizen ? Moreover, is being additionally trained in a foreign country (such as France, for instance) helping ?

Thanks for your answers

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dresden doll
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Re: American law firms and foreigners trained in the US

Postby dresden doll » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:12 pm

Firms will probably treat you just as any other applicant. Some might give you an edge if they favor knowledge of foreign languages. I'd recommend looking to Magic Circle firms in particular.

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Re: American law firms and foreigners trained in the US

Postby dood » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:28 pm

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