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Recommendations / No personal relationship with profs
« on: January 17, 2014, 06:36:50 PM »
Hello,

I am a European law school student who is seeking to do a JD or a LLM in the US. Most of the requirements I see I can take care of, except one:
The letters of Recommendation.

Where I'm from, the teaching system is very impersonal. Classes are mostly just given through a straight up lecture. Teachers rarely know you by your name.
Now obviously, this seems to be a problem when I'm seeking a letter of recommendation from a few of them as they cannot really state why I am so great.

So how should I make work of this? Should I just go to the top names I have at my law school? Should I go to the teachers whose courses I did well in, even though they probably don't remember me anyway? Or should I try to find a completely different source?

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Where should I go next fall? / European LLB...what now?
« on: December 29, 2013, 03:08:36 PM »
Hello everybody,

I am an American citizen with dual citizenship who is scheduled to receive his degree in International and European LLB this school year. However, my aim has always been to work in the US, with Canada being my second choice. I would also accept some Western European countries (England, France, Switszerland) but the US is my clear top choice. I would like to work in some kind of position which involves international law, whether it is in a public function or in a private company. A organization like the UN or another IGO would probably be my preferred choice however.
My question now is, how to accomplish this. I am aware that doing a JD would probably be the best course of action, but I am unsure if I would get accepted (I have a 7/10, unsure how this would convert in GPA) and I am unsure if I could fund such an endeavour.
I've thought about a US LLM as well, as this would give me the chance to take the bar. I am unsure however if taking the bar is necessary if I want to work in international law. Anybody know the answer to this? Also, I am unsure if my GPA is high enough.
My last thought was to just do a LLM in Europe and then look to the US for perhaps future education. But again, I am unsure how much this would help me in finding a legal job.

I hope someone can help, if I need to clarify something, just ask away!

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