S_annora wrote:Pragmatic Gun wrote:quiver wrote:I find it slightly amusing that the near-unanimous advice of UVA pushed you from 60/40 to 50/50. You clearly want to go to CLS; just go blow a bunch of money at CLS.S_annora wrote:Npret wrote:jbagelboy wrote:Virginia has a great international law program too. It's not like you won't have tons of opportunities there.
But OP doesn't seem to care about wasting a huge amount of money even though he isn't mega rich and wants to go to Columbia.
I went quiet bc I had to actually do some work at my job lol not that I don't care- I was about 60% Columbia 40% UVA when I created this threat but you guys basically brought me to 50% 50%, so thank you! I think I have to go visit UVA to really give UVA a fair chance and have all my considerations on equal footing
(Speaking of odds, I give it an 83% chance that OP goes to CLS, "discovers" s/he likes international arbitration, and goes to a generic biglaw firm hoping to, but never actually, practicing "international law".)
For the record: I voted UVA.
I thought the very same thing.
10% is a lot in my book, there are tons of factors going into all of our decisions and you guys gave me some very good perspectives but of course I'm not going to do a 180 based on some ppl on the internet telling me to- I hope no one is doing that.
Also bring your random hating somewhere else man, there's no need for that.
We're not being haters. That's probably what's going to happen. Working at Human Rights Watch straight out of law school is not a thing.
Exhibit A: the staff of Human Rights Watch.
Exhibit B: the Head Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
Exhibit C: the staff of the International Refugee Assistance Project.
Look at their resumes. They either spent a LOT of in government and the private sector OR they got competitive fellowships. I will bet you $50 that you will end up at a big law firm with an international practice for a few years at the very least.