jbagelboy wrote:froglee wrote:
Remember you are competing with a lot of rich American kids who most likely have a lot of ties in the area. You, as a foreigner, have a strong disadvantage in a southern city in terms of job seeking. Everyone likes uhh..which city Vanderbilt is located in again? You will compete with HYS and other t14 law students who wants to work in that city, even for mid-size firms. If you want to better shot at getting legal jobs, the best way to do so is to get a degree from a top10 school. Vanderbilt can do nothing for you as a foreigner.
This might be true. Another element to consider is, if you spent $250,000 and struck out at OCI and had no job after graduation, your degree from Vandy would have little to no portability back to Europe. You would probably have to move to Nashville, apply for US citizenship, establish contacts, and then attend, but this could be a 5-7 year process (not worth it IMO). As I said, Vanderbilt is a feeder school for professionals with (strong) southern ties.
Someone with your credentials should be looking at Columbia and Harvard, so you can actually take the degree overseas if necessary.
No point in OP getting an LLM since he already has an international law degree and he his goal is practice law in the US (I would think?).
Exactly, I'd love to practice in the USA. And thanks for your answer, I'd definitely think about NYC unis and the top3.