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    Simple question, does doing a law degree that includes a year abroad studying in america give you greater chances of entering a career with an american law firm?
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    Not really no.

    The only way I could possibly imagine it helping is if you hit it off with an American partner interviewing you if s/he asked you about your experiences there. I hardly think it will be a bad thing on your application by any means, but when it comes to awarding training contracts I think much, much larger factors and considerations will be at play.
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    (Original post by Jonny Young)
    Simple question, does doing a law degree that includes a year abroad studying in america give you greater chances of entering a career with an american law firm?
    No, because you'll need a US taught LLM/JD in 96% of the jurisdictions.
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    Probably not really. You aren't going to be practicing in the States so it is cool, but not directly relevant and not necessarily better than, say, spending a year in China

    (Original post by adam0311)
    No, because you'll need a US taught LLM/JD in 96% of the jurisdictions.
    Just to clarify for the op, this applies only to U.S. offices and not for international offices of U.S. firms
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    Having said that, the experience of having a year in a different country will speak volumes. When I went for my TC interview, the only aspect of my studies which the interviewers were interested in was my year abroad and the experiences I'd had. So it might not improve your chances because you were in America specifically, but the fact you've done something like that makes you stand out.
 
 
 
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