Applying from undergrad abroad.

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np99sky
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Applying from undergrad abroad.

Postby np99sky » Sun May 30, 2010 1:30 am

I'm currently a junior attending university in Thailand. At the same time, I'm a US citizen, and plan to return home for law school before going back and working in southeast Asia.

Will attending school abroad hurt my chances? Due to lack of credibility.

I'm studying business economics. Received a 174 on the LSAT, grades will be 3.7 or so.

Would a master's degree be recommended? If done, I'd likely pursue international relations.

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voice of reason
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Re: Applying from undergrad abroad.

Postby voice of reason » Sun May 30, 2010 3:16 pm

I think that with the 174 LSAT any doubts about the credibility of your UG education will be limited. Do not get a master's degree for the purpose of boosting your law school application.

Why are you pursuing an American law degree to work in southeast Asia?

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Re: Applying from undergrad abroad.

Postby np99sky » Sun May 30, 2010 3:23 pm

In Thailand, for example, law degrees aren't helpful outside the home country. For example, it wouldn't be seen as credible in Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia or other areas I'd like to work.

American degrees just carry much more weight.

I also haven't seen my family in a while, and law school in the US opens up the possibility of going home. I believe one of the princesses in Thailand went to Cornell law.




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