Summer Abroad for Big Law

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SHANbangs
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Summer Abroad for Big Law

Postby SHANbangs » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:54 am

Hi,

If you are gunning for big law, especially if you are coming from a t-20 regional ie. GW, BU, BC, is study abroad over the summer detrimental to your big law efforts? I am thinking that time is crucial for internship and work experience at vault firms. However, I am also very interested in summer abroad, particularly BU's HK program. Thoughts?

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Re: Summer Abroad for Big Law

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:57 am

It might help if a particular biglaw firm has an office in that location & you are spending a summer there to perfect language ability & acquaint yourself with the culture.

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Re: Summer Abroad for Big Law

Postby 174 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:01 am

2L spring bro.

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Re: Summer Abroad for Big Law

Postby Patriot1208 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:02 am

If you don't do something legal related during your summers, you aren't getting a legal job

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Re: Summer Abroad for Big Law

Postby TTH » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:35 am

SHANbangs wrote:Hi,

If you are gunning for big law, especially if you are coming from a t-20 regional ie. GW, BU, BC, is study abroad over the summer detrimental to your big law efforts? I am thinking that time is crucial for internship and work experience at vault firms. However, I am also very interested in summer abroad, particularly BU's HK program. Thoughts?


Detrimental? Eh, probably not, but if I were ranking everything you could do over 1L summer, study abroad would be the next to last thing I would do, just above taking summer classes at school without doing anything else.

What you do 1L summer doesn't matter as long as you do something, but somethings don't matter worse than other things don't matter. Doing study abroad sends a signal that you weren't able to get something better, which may be unfair because some schools require you to commit to the summer abroad early in the school year before you've started looking at anything else, but that's the perception.




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