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Any point in a non-EU national to study European and International law?


As I understand EU institutions only hire EU nationals, that kind of defeats the purpose of studying EU law as a non EU national am I right?
are there any other career choices for a person with these circumstances?

[Edited by raminax on Aug 11, 2016]

As I understand EU institutions only hire EU nationals, that kind of defeats the purpose of studying EU law as a non EU national am I right?
are there any other career choices for a person with these circumstances?
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nina87
As a Turkish lawyer, I'll be doing my masters in European Law with a focus on EU competition law this year and I personally know some other Turkish lawyers working in law firms in Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.
Though if you are only interested in working in EU instituitons rather than law firms then I'm not really sure if you can get a permanent job. but then again I know people from my country worked as long term trainees in EU institutions.
As a Turkish lawyer, I'll be doing my masters in European Law with a focus on EU competition law this year and I personally know some other Turkish lawyers working in law firms in Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.
Though if you are only interested in working in EU instituitons rather than law firms then I'm not really sure if you can get a permanent job. but then again I know people from my country worked as long term trainees in EU institutions.
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As a Turkish lawyer, I'll be doing my masters in European Law with a focus on EU competition law this year and I personally know some other Turkish lawyers working in law firms in Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.
Though if you are only interested in working in EU instituitons rather than law firms then I'm not really sure if you can get a permanent job. but then again I know people from my country worked as long term trainees in EU institutions.


I didn't mean EU institutions Solely, but considering the fact that a non national cannot become a lawyer in the Netherlands for example, is it still worth it to accquire a BA or MA in European law? Judging by your response, there is some hope after all!
[quote]As a Turkish lawyer, I'll be doing my masters in European Law with a focus on EU competition law this year and I personally know some other Turkish lawyers working in law firms in Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.
Though if you are only interested in working in EU instituitons rather than law firms then I'm not really sure if you can get a permanent job. but then again I know people from my country worked as long term trainees in EU institutions.
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I didn't mean EU institutions Solely, but considering the fact that a non national cannot become a lawyer in the Netherlands for example, is it still worth it to accquire a BA or MA in European law? Judging by your response, there is some hope after all!
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There are reasons, such as if you work in a law firm that does a lot of work with European companies. But I wouldn't say it's a good idea for a non-EU citizen to study EU law only in the hope of getting a job in Europe. It doesn't work that way.
There are reasons, such as if you work in a law firm that does a lot of work with European companies. But I wouldn't say it's a good idea for a non-EU citizen to study EU law only in the hope of getting a job in Europe. It doesn't work that way.
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