Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Made a list of places to consider... please critique/advise my choices!« on: June 27, 2008, 10:13:16 AM »
3.84 unknown/good school, 168. Marylander. virtually no notable soft factors. History major, women's studies minor.
I am interested in international law, but not State Department/us government work specifically.. I don't want to enforce foreign policy because I often disagree with it.
I am also interested in women/families/Spanish, etc. I want to go to law school to do something that falls into these areas.. but I also am interested in my own financial security.
Please look over this list and critique- good fits or bad, are any just too bad or too good to bother applying to?
Any additional suggestions for 'good fit' schools for me?
Additional notes: I can't handle a pervasively conservative atmosphere, I want to go to a school that at least has an understanding that some of its students wont go to firms, and I hate being really cold.
University of Maryland
American- 5th for international law- law and international studies combo degree, sounds really good for government
Georgetown- 3rd for international law, very demanding, 'barhopping', competitive, but with public interest loan forgiveness program
University of Oregon- sounds really nice, friendly, my kind of 'lifestyle'
Stanford- snowballs chance in hell of acceptance, but nice..
U Berkeley- pretty much the same as Stanford
UCLA-good, cant get past stigma of LA driving exhaust, kind of dread contributing to the water-environmental disaster of LA
University of Mich-cold?
CUNY Queens- a public interest law school, but really bad scores
Northeastern-coop jobs the whole time
You sound pretty obnoxious - I'd look into Cornell. I think the likemindedness will help you get over the cold.