Best Law Schools for US Embassy Work

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OmbreGracieuse
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Best Law Schools for US Embassy Work

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:24 am

Hi all,

All things aside (LSAT, GPA, ect) what are the best schools for someone interested in doing US embassy work? I was looking at a smaller school because of a certain specialty program they offered, but someone suggested that specialty programs aren't really looked at.

What are say... the top 5 best schools for someone interested in embassy work?

Thanks! :)

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Re: Best Law Schools for US Embassy Work

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:28 am

OmbreGracieuse wrote:Hi all,

All things aside (LSAT, GPA, ect) what are the best schools for someone interested in doing US embassy work? I was looking at a smaller school because of a certain specialty program they offered, but someone suggested that specialty programs aren't really looked at.

What are say... the top 5 best schools for someone interested in embassy work?

Thanks! :)


Yale;
Harvard;
Yale;
Havard; and, of course,
Yale.

In that order. But don't shoot for something so obtainable.. Shoot for the stars for your career goals.

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Re: Best Law Schools for US Embassy Work

Postby nealric » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:33 pm

The best school for doing embassy work is not law school. Look into programs that are actually set up for people wanting to go into the foreign service: Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Harvard Kennedy School, etc.

That, or just take the foreign service exam without any extra schooling at all.

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Re: Best Law Schools for US Embassy Work

Postby PearlGood » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:23 pm

The best law school for US Embassy Work doesn't exist. Take the Foreign Service exam and save yourself 150k

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Re: Best Law Schools for US Embassy Work

Postby LSAT Taker » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:50 pm

PearlGood wrote:The best law school for US Embassy Work doesn't exist. Take the Foreign Service exam and save yourself 150k

+1. At Foreign Service though, you will find quite a few top LS graduates who can't stand being a lawyer.

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Re: Best Law Schools for US Embassy Work

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:43 pm

What about for someone who wants to be an embassy attorney?

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nealric
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Re: Best Law Schools for US Embassy Work

Postby nealric » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:49 pm

What about for someone who wants to be an embassy attorney?


What about people who want to ride unicorns to work?

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Re: Best Law Schools for US Embassy Work

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:51 pm

OmbreGracieuse wrote:What about for someone who wants to be an embassy attorney?

Legal counsel to embassies and ambassadors are employees of the US Department of State. Most people at Harvard and Yale will never have a chance at one of those jobs. Good luck with that if that's why you're going to law school.

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Re: Best Law Schools for US Embassy Work

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:57 pm

Guys, i'm looking at going to law school, can you tell me what the best law school is outside the t14 for the Supreme Court?

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Re: Best Law Schools for US Embassy Work

Postby gdane » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:06 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:Guys, i'm looking at going to law school, can you tell me what the best law school is outside the t14 for the Supreme Court?

dont be a dick. The OP has many legitimate reasons for wanting to do what she wants to do. Im the one that told her to disregard specialty rankings/programs because, for the most part, they mean nothing and she wanted some confirmation. To the op: think hard about going to law school. going to law school is not an automatic ride to riches or success.




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