International Law Panel at William Mitchell College of Law

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On April 12, Karen Lundquist was a panelist for the Student International Law Association at William Mitchell College of Law. Two other attorneys, Jim Larson from Hamre, Schumann, Mueller and Larson and Rhona Schmidt from Dorsey and Whitney, and immigration Judge Susan Castro were also on the panel. The discussion focused on the international practice of law and aimed to provide advice to the law students present on how to pursue a legal career in international law.

The panelists brought different view points and different pieces of advice, but all agreed that the practice of international law is broad and encompasses many areas of law, ones that even five years ago did not have an international component. For example, an employment law attorney may encounter issues of international law if jobs at a client’s business are outsourced to another country, and a business attorney working with a small business might need to negotiate a contract with a Chinese or Indian manufacturer or distributor, as more and more companies are buying and selling internationally.

L&L partner Karen Lundquist has lived abroad for nearly 14 years in Italy, Chile and Mexico and speaks Italian and Spanish. The firm has focused its practice on Minnesota companies with business interests abroad, as well as Italian and South American firms that import their products or services to the United States.


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