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I am a fourth-year lawyer who is considering finding work overseas, especially in Australia. What are the kinds of challenges that North American lawyers need to consider when trying to find employment as a lawyer in Australia and abroad?
Congratulations on broadening your horizons! The good news is there are numerous American lawyers who find international law jobs, especially in transactional and corporate practice areas. There are also job opportunities abroad for attorneys who practice in the growing fields of international arbitration and in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and money laundering.
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