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Law school in Europe?

nbachris2788nbachris2788 Registered User Posts: 4,447 Senior Member
edited July 2007 in Law School
I'm a few years away from graduation, but I've started to think more about what I plan to do after my undergraduate education. I've been thinking that it'd be a great opportunity to attend law school (if I want to go into that field) in Europe. Does anybody know of any complications that would arise from such an intention?
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Replies to: Law school in Europe?

  • AmericanskiAmericanski Registered User Posts: 683 Member
    Why would you do this?
  • nbachris2788nbachris2788 Registered User Posts: 4,447 Senior Member
    Why not? Are American law schools so much more superior?
  • camper89camper89 Registered User Posts: 334 Member
    if you plan to practice law in the united states, they are. our legal system is far different than that of other countries, even those running on common law. if you want to practice law in a specific european country, then its not a bad idea at all.
  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike Registered User Posts: 11,964 Senior Member
    ... at teaching American law? Yes, generally.
  • stacystacy Registered User Posts: 1,100 Senior Member
    you'd have a very tough time getting admitted to a state bar (and thus a very tough time practicing law in the US).
  • nbachris2788nbachris2788 Registered User Posts: 4,447 Senior Member
    Okay. Thanks for all your input!
  • Student615Student615 Registered User Posts: 1,885 Senior Member
    It's not too uncommon for law schools to offer study abroad programs, but look carefully because they're generally limited (usually only 1-2 countries and often only for students pursuing certain areas of study). Still, it's a definite option for someone who wants to go to law school but also spend some time abroad. These programs seem to be especially popular with those interested in international law.

    I also know a few people who are doing summer law programs abroad, including one at Oxford. I don't really know if there's much purpose to this, but again, perhaps something to look into.

    Finally, there are tons of "study abroad" fellowships offered to college graduates. Fulbright, Watson, Rotary, and a leeengthy list of others. You might look into one of these for some time off between undergrad and law school (this is what I'm doing...didn't go abroad in undergrad, applied for law and a fellowship at the same time, and am now deferring law for a year while abroad on a fellowship).
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