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Questions on Brexit & Careers as an international student watch

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    Ok so I'm a student of politics and International relations so I understand some of these questions. 1) Protectionist policies essentially mean a country closes of limits its trade with other countries to develop its own economy. As for visa's international students find it very hard to obtain work on the basis of being international students; as the UK has now left it is highly likely that we will give out visa's dependent on a students skill set. For example if we need more doctors and nurses we'll be more inclined to give out visa's for students who have the relevant qualifications. 2) In terms of international law changing, mostly this is related around Intellectual Property as the European Union was in the process of setting up a Intellectual Property Court. The truth is a lot of UK laws are derived from EU law so its merely a solidification of that. There's been a lot in the news about lawyers registering in Ireland, though I'm not sure on the effect that will really have. The UK is still (for now) a leading economy and London will remain a key basis for City/international law firms. If anything international students have numerous opportunities to gain jobs in these law firms as they are expanding massively in particular the Middle East seems to be booming. Although, a lot of law firms pride themselves on their support of diversity in terms of employment, being an international student can only help you. 3) Not so sure about this one, it really depends on how the UK economy recovers. If as is predicted a global recession occurs then law firms are likely to limit the number of lawyers they are looking to hire, but to be honest this probably won't be by a lot. However, the Financial times has also predicted that UK trade will stabilise the market and thus the effects of Brexit won't be that intense. Hope this was of some use!
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