brunocarneiro wrote:lol this isn't an LSAT question my friend, I'm not saying "It follows logically that I will succeed because my parents succeeded"; what I'm saying is they provide me with inspiration and confidence, given that a mere generation ago they were up against much tougher odds (I can promise you it is MUCH harder to come from literally nothing and become a federal judge compared to landing a Big Law job from Miami with all expenses paid).
Furthermore, I think you guys misunderstood my country's situation - it's not that bad, I can always return as a fallback option and it won't be the end of the world job-prospects wise, but its my personal preference to live in the US in either Miami or NY.
And I indeed have no idea how the grading curve works and would love to hear about it - but let me guess, it forces competition amongst students by delineating only a certain amount of "A", "B", and "C" grades per class? Let me know if I'm wrong.
It's not that scary; if I wanted I could've gotten a law degree at home in 5 years without need for undergrad and lived off my family connections. I didn't come to this country because I like to play it safe, and I didn't post this to get marriage advice - I just need help choosing between two options.
I appreciate and will consider all the advice though, I know its with the best intentions.
I thought your choices were more stark. You are unlikely to get a job that will sponsor you from these schools. Even if you get sponsored, you still have to win a lottery for a visa where the rules are going to be changing
- though like I said there are exceptions.
If you can just go back home, why can't you retake? You made it sound like law school was now or never.
My advice is still to save money because throwing money at a school like Fordham in NYC where you have no contacts will be a waste.
As far as the grading curve: the number of As are set before class even starts. No matter how much you work you will be up against that curve. Grades are subjective based on a professor grading.
No immigrant student wants to hear marriage advice until
it's too late and they are heading home because no job and no visa. It's just reality.
You sound like you don't actually want advice. So good luck.