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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Northwestern vs. UVA vs. GWU$$$
« on: March 09, 2009, 02:57:37 PM »
I have been accepted to Northwestern, UVA, and GWU. This post isn't really to ask which school to go to but, more so to ask what people know about placements of graduates in the field of human rights and international politics. I was admitted to the dual-degree program at NU where I would complete a JD and an LLM in International Human Rights. So far, NU seems like the way to go, but the money at GWU (30K/year & housing for first year) is attractive even though they have arguably the worst study abroad opportunities among any top school, something that I am very interested in doing. What do any of you know about these schools and the opportunities they provide to individuals who want to work in international human rights? Would the opportunities be fewer at GWU than NU and UVA?? Or does that only apply to people wanting to do Biglaw? Thanks in advance for any insight you might have!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: any suprise acceptances?
« on: March 03, 2009, 02:15:55 PM »
so far my biggest surprises have been acceptances to Cornell, UVA, and GWU with a 158/3.9....thought they would overlook me!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 157/3.7 Chances
« on: March 01, 2009, 03:36:03 PM »
Your chances are as good as you think they are. I am also a URM and want to practice int'l human rights law. I got a 157 on my LSAT, was an honors college grad like yourself and had a 3.93 gpa. So far this cycle, I have been accepted into all of my top choices: UVA (75k scholarship), Cornell, GWU (105K scholarship), and Northwestern (along with some others) and waitlisted at GULC and UCLA. I spent too much time worrying about my chances and then just decided to send the best possible applications out....BUT if you are waiting until next year to apply, there is no reason not to take the LSAT again, with a higher score you'll have better chances of getting money...

Either way don't worry too much, I'm sure you'll get some great acceptances, provided you have a well-rounded application!

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