epgenius wrote: deputydog wrote: epgenius wrote:
deputydog wrote:re Diplomacy, an associate from my firm left a few years ago to be a diplomat, he graduated top of his class at Yale and spoke several languages. He is an actual special snowflake. Those are the people you will be competing against.
Good for him. No, not necessarily to be a diplomat but maybe to try to find work in the State Department or something. I don't really know, part of the reason why I'd like to go to law school is to see what piques my interest. And for the record, not everyone can just up and decide to delay their life for another year to retake the LSAT and go through the cycle again. Not everyone can go to HYS and, if you did, truly, congratulations, I'm very proud of you, but the vast majority of people cannot go to those schools so, instead of advising to forgo years of plans and life decisions in speculation of achieving something incredibly difficult, why not give me some insight into the schools I've mentioned?
Everyone can delay law school a year to retake. Or is there a gun to your head?
So what if there was? Who cares why I'm not willing to do it? I'm not willing to do it! Obviously I have taken that into consideration, if I hadn't, I would have said "should I go to Notre Dame, Emory or retake?" I didn't do that, I asked for a comparison between Notre Dame and Emory, if you have nothing to say about those two schools besides that I shouldn't go to either, I don't want to hear your opinion. The exact same people patrol this website offering the exact same advice that doesn't reflect in the least what people are asking. Did you go HYS and are you now a partner at the world's biggest international human rights law firm? Or do you have something useful for me because I'm not here to be told to not go to either school, I'm here to compare the two.
If you want to work in Georgia at a mid size and MAYBE biglaw firm if you do very well in school, go to Emory. You would have to be at the very top of your class to break into NY or DC and would have almost no chance of getting a decent job in LA from Emory.
If you want to have a 1/4 chance of working in LA or Chicago, MAYBE NY, go to Notre Dame. If you aren't in the top 20-30% of your class, you should probably be content with working in a small firm in the midwest.
I'm sorry for giving you actual advice instead of telling you that you can work in "treaty law," whatever you think that is. Even from Yale, the jobs you are interested in are nearly impossible to come by. If you aren't content working at a mid-size firm in either Georgia or the Midwest and not practicing the crazy areas of law you think exist, don't go to law school.
Also, even though you have 0% chance of getting a job in whatever you think "international human rights law" is, what exactly are your qualifications? If you are a white dude who only speaks English, I don't really know why you think a degree from a T30 school will get you even close to a 1% chance at the types of "jobs" you are talking about.
I'm sure you are a special snowflake and all but it doesn't matter. You are likely going to end up at median at Notre Dame or Emory, hoping for $70k / year at a small firm in a mid-size city.