Ruth-Helen Abouelmaaty L’18
At Wiener Soto Caparrós in Buenos Aires, Ruth-Helen Vassilas L’18 worked on projects involving Argentine and U.S. law.
“Coming into law school, I knew I wanted to spend my 1L summer working in Spanish and getting to know a legal system overseas. When I saw the PLIIP (Penn Law International Internship Program) posting for Wiener Soto Caparrós in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the decision was a no-brainer. The firm consists of twenty attorneys and specializes in cross-border finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and taxation, employment law, commercial litigation, and antitrust… When I leave Argentina, I will take with me a long list of lessons. This experience showed me the importance of understanding business, finance, and taxation, and made me appreciate all of the cross-disciplinary options at Penn Law. It has also served as a helpful reminder of the social-consciousness required when working with other cultures. Every country has its vision of the way the world works — generally and professionally.” Read more