Studying abroad: Good or bad idea?

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arvcondor
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Studying abroad: Good or bad idea?

Postby arvcondor » Mon May 09, 2011 5:56 am

Temple has a program at Tsinnghua University in Beijing which sounds great. I'm curious, though, if spending a semester abroad would come back to fuck you in various ways (no law review, no networking, no taking courses relevant to the country in which you'll actually be practicing). Any insight/experience on this?

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Re: Studying abroad: Good or bad idea?

Postby Kimchi_smile » Mon May 09, 2011 8:14 am

Unless you can take legal courses in the country's native language, most courses that are available for exchange students to take are either in English or not deep enough, or both. If you can sit in Chinese-taught legal courses with local Tsinghua students, I'd say that would be a bit worthwhile. Do you want to practice in China, though? It's an uphill battle to do so, and a semester abroad would not help in any way. You won't even have a chance to make friends with Chinese law students as they tend to work very hard and have no time. I'm a 0L so there are things I don't know a lot of, but I think that you should spend your 2L and 3L years to hunt for a good legal job...




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