Advice about Postgraduate Fellowships vs. Other Options

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Advice about Postgraduate Fellowships vs. Other Options

Postby melbert » Thu May 05, 2011 9:39 pm

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JamMasterJ
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Re: Advice about Postgraduate Fellowships vs. Other Options

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu May 05, 2011 10:51 pm

I think that the second opportunity, from a purely law school applications perspective, seems like the better choice. Putting Fulbright winner would be a cool thing, but if you don't actually go, it's not really a boost.

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Re: Advice about Postgraduate Fellowships vs. Other Options

Postby worldtraveler » Thu May 05, 2011 11:13 pm

Can you defer one of these opportunities? I know that Fulbrights don't usually grant deferrals but if the other program will, do it. There is no rush to get to law school.

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Re: Advice about Postgraduate Fellowships vs. Other Options

Postby melbert » Fri May 06, 2011 10:35 am

unfortunately both are terminal one year projects and the fulbright doesnt grant deferrals :(

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Re: Advice about Postgraduate Fellowships vs. Other Options

Postby sarahh » Fri May 06, 2011 2:38 pm

I am not sure that one will really help more than the other. Both give you more experience than someone applying straight from college, but still, there are plenty of applicants that have experience working with a legal organization or working abroad. Choose the one you think you will like more.The best thing you can do admissions-wise is ace the LSAT.

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Re: Advice about Postgraduate Fellowships vs. Other Options

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri May 06, 2011 7:33 pm

I assume the unnamed opportunity is only happenning next year. Do you think you would have strong odds if you reapplied for the Fulbright afterwards?

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Re: Advice about Postgraduate Fellowships vs. Other Options

Postby duckmoney » Fri May 06, 2011 7:40 pm

Fulbright is a soft that actually means something and will stay on your resume for the rest of your life. Do it, and congrats!

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Re: Advice about Postgraduate Fellowships vs. Other Options

Postby melbert » Fri May 06, 2011 10:24 pm

thanks to everyone for their advice. I basically wanted to get a sense if one particularly shouted "awesome" more than the other but I think ultimately it seems like neither is going to be obviously better soft...i guess i'll just have to figure this out the hard way...which'll be a better life experience.




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