bdubs wrote:roranoa wrote:Are international students less likely to get jobs at Biglaw?
I've heard that it is especially hard for international students b/c of their visa problems.
I've also heard that even if they do get a job at Biglaw their visa issues are used against them as leverage to lower their salaries.
Can anyone confirm this?
I'm not international, but I heard that visa issues were not an issue for those who told me about it. If you are otherwise qualified for biglaw then they are generally willing to pony up the relatively small fees to apply for and process a visa. I am pretty sure that biglaw pays non-citizens the same as citizens.
The bigger problem is having the grades to secure the biglaw job in the first place.
Also second hand info: biglaw generally seems like they are the easiest to get a visa with. It's smaller employers that are more likely to be an issue.