Best school for foreigners - internationals

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mbe1
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Best school for foreigners - internationals

Postby mbe1 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:06 am

Hi, I would like to ask some advice, which school is the best for foreigners? I mean some school prefer foreigners (or international students) than the others? (more pros, or more acceptance, etc)
I already tried to research information about this topic and googled it but don't found anything.
If someone have some idea, please share. Thank you.

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stuckinthemiddle
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Re: Best school for foreigners - internationals

Postby stuckinthemiddle » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:24 am

International students should not go anywhere except the T14. These schools will be the only ones that will offer a decent shot at employment in the US. They will also be the only schools prestigious enough to act as a fall-back for internationals in their home countries if they can't make it in the US. Don't settle for anything else.

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Re: Best school for foreigners - internationals

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:11 am

If European/Euro-centric: Harvard, and if not Harvard, Columbia

If Asian/Asia-centric: Harvard, and if not Harvard, Berkeley or Stanford

All others: Harvard or Yale

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Re: Best school for foreigners - internationals

Postby timbs4339 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:44 am

If you're rich and can pay full price (and are still naive enough to believe an American JD is just the GOLD-STANDARD), just start at #1 on this list and go down: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... int=e5db0b

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Re: Best school for foreigners - internationals

Postby mbe1 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:56 am

Thank for everyone for the answer. (still waiting, if someone else want to add)
I am from Europe and worked as a lawyer there but I moved here and will stay here (no plan to go back). I worry about why someone will want to hire me when there will be a lot of competitive fresh laywer, native american lawyers, but that's my way.
I don't will have problem to pay the tuition.
Of course, Harvard, Yale and T14 are my dreams but to be realist, I'm not sure if I will be great on the LSAT (170's) :( I'm trying and studying every single day.
I want to retake the LSAT on October and for the third time in December to reach the highest score. Will be the December LSAT score late to apply for better schools in your opinion? (next year I want to start the school, I can't wait longer because my age)

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Re: Best school for foreigners - internationals

Postby timbs4339 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:01 am

mbe1 wrote:Thank for everyone for the answer. (still waiting, if someone else want to add)
I am from Europe and worked as a lawyer there but I moved here and will stay here (no plan to go back). I worry about why someone will want to hire me when there will be a lot of competitive fresh laywer, native american lawyers, but that's my way.
I don't will have problem to pay the tuition.
Of course, Harvard, Yale and T14 are my dreams but to be realist, I'm not sure if I will be great on the LSAT (170's) :( I'm trying and studying every single day.
I want to retake the LSAT on October and for the third time in December to reach the highest score. Will be the December LSAT score late to apply for better schools in your opinion? (next year I want to start the school, I can't wait longer because my age)


Why not do an LLM program? It's only one year of tuition, and you can take the bar after the year. Admissions standards may not be as onerous. You don't need the three year degree. Your marketability will come from the connections to your home country and your language skills. Where are you from?

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Re: Best school for foreigners - internationals

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:04 am

mbe1 wrote:native american lawyers


:)

I mean this in the nicest way possible: your English is pretty rough and I would imagine that would hold you back on the LSAT, law school exams, and in the workplace (assuming it didn't improve a lot in three years which it probably would). Are you sure that trying to be a lawyer in the US is the best plan of action for you?

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Re: Best school for foreigners - internationals

Postby kingjoffrey » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:03 am

There is no "best school" for international students. That said, most they generally prefer a city/urban located school to one that is not. There is more diversity and things that will interest them. Also, all cities are not created equal: NYC and DC and likely better for foreigners than Boston/Chicago. I'm generalizing here, so take it with a grain of salt. Also, a bigger class size means higher chance of other international students with similar interests / backgrounds.

I would think that in a vacuum, knowing nothing specific about your situation:
Columbia/NYU/Georgetown/Harvard/Chicago/NU/Penn > Duke/UVA/Michigan/Cornell

That bs aside...go to the best school you get in. I.e. - if you get into HYS, go there. If not, look for money in the T14. You'll find that most of your classmates will be great anywhere you go.

Also, if you're not going to be in T14, and are set on law school, look for money, but don't take a full ride at some school in the middle-of-no-where. There are schools, like American and GW outside the T14, that are very friendly to international students (and are known in other countries - probably because of their names).

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Re: Best school for foreigners - internationals

Postby JDflowergirl » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:22 am

Best for Internationals that want to go back to their home country after graduation: Harvard (by a long shot)
Best for Internationals that want to stay in the US: YHS

I think the T-14 really is the way to go in your case.

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Re: Best school for foreigners - internationals

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:21 am

Asians regard UCLA and USC highly as well but I imagine that's probably not the case with Europeans.




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