I am an American but I want to move to the UK and pursue law. Do you think this is a bad idea?
It's a good idea if you intend to practice international law or stay to practice in the UK. The legal system in the UK is very different from the one in the US. Do your research and know what you are getting into.
So long as the law's not pursuing you…why not!
yes, but go and try
Its really your decision. Its a big change of life for you, moving into a new country culture and people and even a completly different style of teaching here. Why not visit the part of the Uk which you plan to move to before you make a big decision, if you like it, go for it...you can always move back if you miss home.
its a bad idea
americans are like nuns
they dont go down well
More Americans needed in Iraq to replace those coming home in body bags.
Sure why not. If you want to persue it in Britain, go for it but why not have a go in the states first? Its a long way to come to decide that actualy, law aint the thing for you.
Good luck though, and I apologise for all the comments that any American is going to get in England because thats how it is.
If that's your passion... follow it.
Just be sure to try to assimilate into British culture.
If you go to law school in the UK, you can't practice or be admitted to practice law in the United States unless you come back to the US and do at least a one year post law school degree (i.e. an LLM in tax, etc.) b/c unless you have a law degree of some sort from an ABA accredited law school, you can't sit for a bar exam or practice back in the US. If you intend to permanently practice over there, it's fine
Sounds cool to me. If that's what you want to do, then do it. I went to law school with people from five different countries, all wanting to be U.S. attorneys. It doesn't matter where you're from or what your undergraduate degree is in. Law school will prepare you to be an attorney (or a soliciter/barrister if you go to the U.K.).
i think its a good idea, because it would be nice to be able to choose an american lawyer in cases where the british ones cant be trusted, anything to do with going against europe law on english soil.
I've heard law is a hard profession to get into in the UK - there are more Law graduates than there are jobs for them. But theres nothing to stop you trying!
Obviously UK law is different to US law.
I'm interested in doing an PostGrad in Law myself!
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