What sort of benefits do you think a law degree studied internationally will provide, compared to studying at a domestic institution?
I am interested in finding out how future potential employers may perceive my degree, and the life experience I have gained from it.
Originally, I am from the US. I have always been keen to travel, and interested in the world, part of which inspired me to become a lawyer. Luckily, I have parents which are quite liberal and bestowed upon me enough trust to hop across the pond at such a young age. At sixteen, I travelled to the UK to finish my high school level studies. After that, I went on to University, where I am in my first year of my law degree.
Because I had always known that I had wanted to study the law from a young age, the system in which UK Universities work was a blessing to me. I have never been very keen for math, science, and all that jazz. I did excel at any sort of subject which allowed me to write, especially critically and analytically. In the UK, you are able to focus on the primary subject you wish to study, from the beginning. After graduating my undergraduate law degree, I plan to go onto take the LPC, which is essentially the solicitors’ qualifying course. Finally, to get to the basis of my question, it is important to point out that I also wish to return to the States after that, and become licensed to practice in the US as well. This will involve some extra studying, however CA and NY seem to only require you to pass the bar exam if you hold a British degree.
That being said, I thought it appropriate to give the readers here a bit of background on the circumstances before discussing the question.
Will being qualified in both countries, provide me with an edge when I begin to make entry into a career? Will an employer in the US view me as having more to offer, over someone who has only studied domestically?
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