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Blondie89 19.04.2012 10:38

Any students out there?
 
Hi y'all, I'm a 22 year old Dane who've just discovered this forum. So, to make a long story short, I'm not really new to Switzerland. I lived in Zürich for two years before moving back to Denmark to study law. Now I'm hoping to do my master degree in Law at the University of Zürich in a year or two, after completing my bachelor degree next summer. Till then, I'll be living partly in Copenhagen and partly in Switzerland. Does anyone else here study law in Switzerland? Or anything else and have experience with studying at a Swiss university in a foreign language? If so, hit me up :) Aside from spending my time studying, I like to do outdoor activities, travel, practice my German and do pole fitness - with an emphasis on fitness ;)

Schönes Tägli to you all.

Stephanie

Guest 19.04.2012 15:34

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Pole fitness ?? That turn's my head.
I'm 25 and looking for people my age but live in the french part. (studying)

If you come across this area or want to do some "randonnée" in this area, just tell me as I'm trying to create some type of group.

Alex

Corbets 19.04.2012 18:54

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Hey Jrspet, shouldn't this have stayed in the intro forum?

Law student, ie high earning potential, and pole fitness. I'd have expected more responses, frankly. ;) I don't suppose you cook, too?

Welcome to Zug. Happy to show you around some time.

crazygringo 19.04.2012 20:51

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why study law in Zurich? just curious, the admissions process for attorneys in Switzerland is pretty tough (as it is in Germany, as well). the "apprenticeship" process is tough, as well, and the required jobs can be limited.

sorry, I realize this is not much help, just wondering why an aspiring attorney would choose to study in Zurich as opposed to in Copenhagen (which candidly has a more sophisticated legal practice than Zurich) or elsewhere in Europe or abroad?

Jordan Baker 19.04.2012 23:40

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I'm not studying law and not in Zurich anymore, but you can look forward for a very nice library when you'll continue your studies in Zurich. I've always been jealous of the law students ;).

Maybe you know it already but anyway, here's an impression:

DubinZurich 19.04.2012 23:48

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Very impressive where is it?

Jordan Baker 19.04.2012 23:52

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Originally Posted by DubinZurich (Post 1541749)
Very impressive where is it?

It's not far from Central or Bellvue in Zurich. Up the hill.

DubinZurich 20.04.2012 00:08

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Thanks for that will check it out on my next day off!

Blondie89 20.04.2012 08:45

Thanks for the tip, Jordan. I've already sneaked into the library a few times, actually. As you say, it's quite impressive! :)

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Originally Posted by crazygringo (Post 1541657)
why study law in Zurich? just curious, the admissions process for attorneys in Switzerland is pretty tough (as it is in Germany, as well). the "apprenticeship" process is tough, as well, and the required jobs can be limited.

sorry, I realize this is not much help, just wondering why an aspiring attorney would choose to study in Zurich as opposed to in Copenhagen (which candidly has a more sophisticated legal practice than Zurich) or elsewhere in Europe or abroad?

May I ask on what background you assert those statements? Do you hold a law degree yourself?

To answer your question, I want to study law in Zürich because I feel pretty confident that I’ll be spending the rest of my life here, as I have come to love this country, and my boyfriend and I are well settled here. And getting a degree from a Swiss university should give me a better job range once I’ve completed my studies. Walking into a Swiss firm and telling them I know all about Danish law won’t impress many employers here.

As for the admissions process for attorneys being tough, I don’t really worry too much about it. First of all, I think I want to be a lawyer and not an attorney. Second of all, should I choose to become an attorney, it’s the same terms for everyone else too ;)

Corbets 20.04.2012 09:53

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Originally Posted by Blondie89 (Post 1541857)
and my boyfriend and I are well settled here.

Are we? Well, yeah, I guess all that furniture you made my buy would be kind of hard to move... ;-)

crazygringo 20.04.2012 10:49

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Originally Posted by Blondie89 (Post 1541857)
May I ask on what background you assert those statements? Do you hold a law degree yourself?

To answer your question, I want to study law in Zürich because I feel pretty confident that I’ll be spending the rest of my life here, as I have come to love this country, and my boyfriend and I are well settled here. And getting a degree from a Swiss university should give me a better job range once I’ve completed my studies. Walking into a Swiss firm and telling them I know all about Danish law won’t impress many employers here.

As for the admissions process for attorneys being tough, I don’t really worry too much about it. First of all, I think I want to be a lawyer and not an attorney. Second of all, should I choose to become an attorney, it’s the same terms for everyone else too ;)

the questions were purely out of curiosity, I am actually an attorney (where I am licensed there is no distinction between "lawyer" and "attorney") and am always interested in the workings of other jurisdictions in terms of licensing, etc. best of luck to you with your studies.

Shorrick Mk2 20.04.2012 11:17

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Originally Posted by crazygringo (Post 1541657)
why study law in Zurich? just curious, the admissions process for attorneys in Switzerland is pretty tough

I wouldn't know about tough... I know someone who ranked no 1 of her class every single year while in law school, passed the bar and still every now and then managed to come up with nuggets like "Swiss law isn't related in any way, shape or form to Roman law".


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