Last August I set a number of quantifiable goals for myself. As a U.S. law student studying in Rio de Janeiro, I wanted to:
- Intern with a leading firm in Brazil, where I would be exposed to international business transactions.
- Make 15 connections with Brazilian attorneys and business people (1 for each week of the semester) to learn as much as I can about the legal market in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
- Create a website and post at least 10 times on issues related to law, Brazil and economics.
I am pleased to announce that I have exceeded my modest goals. With respect to securing an internship, I was fortunate to work at an excellent firm and would be happy to discuss that experience privately. In terms of making connections, I found Brazilian and US attorneys, business people, academics and government officials to be extraordinarily generous with their time. I have met in person or corresponded with 19 professionals and have a meeting scheduled for next week. As for the website, this is my 13th post.
I do not anticipate updating this website in the near future. Should anything particularly noteworthy occur in the Brazilian economy, government or legal market, I may post.
Alternatively, I may also use this website to explore other interests, such as my fascination with Washington State and Seattle politics, a subject I mentioned in my very first post. Thanks for reading.