for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

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for intl law gwu or wustl

gwu(sticker)
13
45%
wustl (with 20k a year)
16
55%
 
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for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby hurryupandwait » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:11 am

hi guys,

seeing as i have until cob tonight to make a decision... need some help...

live in dc and want to practice intl law after law school. have significant work experience in intl law and significant other lives in dc. worried about large class size at gwu but also know they have bigger program...

given those factors wustl (with 60k total over three years) or gwu at sticker?

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby chris0805 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:36 am

What do you mean by international law? I ask only because the term can be referencing (very) different fields. Are you thinking work at the state dept, work on human rights with NGOs and non-profits, public international law, or international mergers & acquisition, or international arbitration, etc. etc. ?

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby nigelfrost » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:40 am

Please don't rest your decision on this factor. I plead with you. Take it from a GW student who has (a) taken international law classes and (b) NOT paid sticker. You're not going to be practicing something called "international law" right out of school, nor do you need a specialization to do so. Just go to WUSTL, take the money, get your JD, and THEN you can think about being a prosecutor at the ICC. K?

End thread.

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby Grizz » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:47 am

WUSTL so when you don't get a job in your largely mythical field, you will have less debt.

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby enron123 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:57 am

I would say go to GW if your SO is for the long haul, absent this I would go to Washu for the money. Recently decided on UIUC over GW with $$$ for each because i didn't like the feel during the ASD.

More than the large class size I felt like the place was not focused on individual students but rather on itself and with work exp and connects to dc you can get back.

Thats me talking out of both sides of my mouth I think, wouldn't pay sticker at GW in any scenario though depends on your financial security.

I don't have any interest in getting into the international law doesn't exist on TLS but....

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby nigelfrost » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:01 am

enron123 wrote:I felt like the place law schools in general are not focused on individual students but rather on themselves


Fixed to reflect reality.

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby buckilaw » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:05 am

rad law wrote:WUSTL so when you don't get a job in your largely mythical field, you will have less debt.

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby colforbin » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:15 am

buckilaw wrote:
rad law wrote:WUSTL so when you don't get a job in your largely mythical field, you will have less debt.


Not sure which is more annoying/inaccurate, people who think international law = James Bond, or people who categorically deny its existence.

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby reasonable_man » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:19 am

colforbin wrote:
buckilaw wrote:
rad law wrote:WUSTL so when you don't get a job in your largely mythical field, you will have less debt.


Not sure which is more annoying/inaccurate, people who think international law = James Bond, or people who categorically deny its existence.


You're an idiot. True story.

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby nigelfrost » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:25 am

colforbin wrote:
buckilaw wrote:
rad law wrote:WUSTL so when you don't get a job in your largely mythical field, you will have less debt.


Not sure which is more annoying/inaccurate, people who think international law = James Bond, or people who categorically deny its existence.


Probably, 0Ls who use the word "categorically" in discussing something they know nothing about.

Queue response full of impotent rage.

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby Autoaccept » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:44 am

I don't know if this will have any bearing on your decision, but GWU's latest stats indicate that 0% of graduates got "foreign" jobs (http://www.law.gwu.edu/Careers/prospect ... stics.aspx). I guess you could be going for a domestic job in international law, so take that with a grain of salt.

Full disclosure: I sent in my deposit to GWU. Come join us! I don't know what the above poster disliked about the "feel" of the school, but the "feel" of DC is awesome.

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby colforbin » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:51 am

Sorry!

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby samsonyte16 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:08 am

GW.

Jobs in this field are acquired primarily through contacts. You will have the opportunity to build those in DC. You won't in St. Louis.

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby Grizz » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:27 pm

samsonyte16 wrote:GW.

Jobs in this field are acquired primarily through contacts. You will have the opportunity to build those in DC. You won't in St. Louis.


With the added bonus of accumulating a hilarious mound of debt while you're at it.

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby tea_drinker » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:02 pm

buckilaw wrote:
rad law wrote:WUSTL so when you don't get a job in your largely mythical field, you will have less debt.

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby sbalive » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:18 pm

Don't go. Reconsider what degree you want/need to pursue your ambition, or if you can do an internship instead. You can always revisit law school later, with an LSAT that can get you into a school that will actually open doors.

GWU is way too expensive & unless you have a strong network already, opportunities are too few for it to help. If you already have a strong network, you shouldn't have to go to law school (or you can go someplace like Mason for a lot less money).

WUSTL is cheaper, but it's going to be very hard to get a job you like in a place you want to live. So, why bother going?

Sometimes none of the above is the right answer. Life is long, and you can put off going to law school.

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Re: for international law, gwu or wustl ($)

Postby samsonyte16 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:53 pm

rad law wrote:
samsonyte16 wrote:GW.

Jobs in this field are acquired primarily through contacts. You will have the opportunity to build those in DC. You won't in St. Louis.


With the added bonus of accumulating a hilarious mound of debt while you're at it.


That mound of debt would still be very large with 20k a year from WUSTL. As the other poster said, maybe the real answer is "don't go." What is GW's LRAP like?




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