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How to Find the Best Law Schools For In-House Jobs

By on January 2, 2019 in Corporate Counsel, General Counsel

Prospective law students who want to become corporate general counsel should look for law schools located in major metropolitan areas with an abundance of corporate headquarters and a plethora of in-house legal externship and internship options, advises the author of “The Corporate Counsel Survival Guide.”

According to U.S. News & World Report, William Kruse also believes that modern corporate lawyers are often expected to negotiate international deals and resolve international disputes, so these attorneys must understand how U.S. law varies from the laws in other nations.

He says transactional attorney jobs are often suitable for recent J.D. recipients, particularly if they had a business career before attending law school. However, Kruse says he would not hire someone straight out of law school as a corporate litigator, writes. U.S. News reporter Ilana Kowarski.

Read theĀ U.S. News article.