awahoya wrote:Having spoken to friends at NYU, CLS, HLS, and GULC, I have heard that the faculties and resources available at each when it comes to both the law and joint-degree programs are virtually unparralleled. (obviously that's 4 different schools, thus the "virtually").
By this do you mean that all of the people you talked to at all schools said the had unparalleled programs? This isn't very comforting as it means they all seem similarly excellent.
Hm- I had the opposite reaction- I thought it was
comforting because it would mean that even if I didn't get into one (or three) of them, I would still have a quality choice.
My friend at NYU is former Peace Corps, has a scholarship, and is definitely looking to go into pub. international law upon graduation. They described to me in detail the types of opportunities that they and other international-minded students have had with their internships, getting to know faculty, and their future career prospects.
Friends at HLS and GULC similarly spoke about how the quality of the institution and multitude of resources available to them meant that they were left wanting little when it came to exposure to international law and even policy courses (if they so desired).
My CLS friend is a 1L, and even though he spent his first year out of undergrad in Taiwan teaching English, I'm not sure what his future plans are. He was of the opinion, however, that through a joint degree with SIPA (or taking crossover courses) I wouldn't have much trouble taking things that really interest me.