Hey, I'm 90% sure I'm going. Think I'm sending in the deposit Monday and moving to DC from California, ahhh
Messages - AllisonAzee
« on: March 20, 2006, 08:49:50 PM »
My pre-law adviser has told me that high rankings in specialized areas don't really make a difference, and I should try to go to a school that's ranked high overall, and not just in the area of law I want to practice. I'm interested in international law (specifically in the role of the IGO in legislating/enforcing human rights), and I've read that American University is ranked #47 overall, but #5 in international law, tied with Yale.
I go to American and I have to say if you want to go into International Human Rights this is definitely the place to be. Some of the professers and the programs are pretty amazing in the area. I'm actually not at all interested into going into human rights, but some of the programs (some of which are admittadly hard to get into) help write constitutions for developing countries, there's a clinic devoted to it that has done some really important cases. The rank to be honest is more of a concern $ wise, that's not to say everyone doesn't have a job because they do. The school's ranking in my opinion is not what it should be because they accept a lot of people on soft factors, for instance peace corps that sort of thing.
Well I was an Art History major so I am TOTALLY prepared.
I don't know a lot about law in the UK, but I did use to live there and knew a lot of expats that work in Europe. As far as jobs go I'm guessing your best bet is to get a job as a consultant or work at the American Embassy, unfortunately both jobs probably won't give you that much stability and you may not be able to stay in one place long term. There is always the possibility of going the business angle and working for a UK company that deals heavily with the US and would need an in house attorney/consultant.
You really have to think of it this way, just because you have no health problems and probalby won't for the next three years doesn't mean you won't get hit by a bus tomorrow. Also god forbid you get something or somethign that you never knew you had developes you won't be able to get insurance because it'll be a pre-existing condition. \
General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Am I the only one thinking about not using my laptop for notes?« on: May 01, 2005, 04:20:33 PM »
Well it's more the laptop, plus the notebook pluse the books. I mean I'm guessing I'll still need some sort of notebook to write with and my laptop must be a good 7 pounds or so.
It's more the combination of all that worries me.
General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Am I the only one thinking about not using my laptop for notes?« on: May 01, 2005, 03:49:46 PM »
Yeah I have a laptop, but I've always taken notes by hand and don't know how easy it'd be to start taking them on my laptop. Besides the fact that surfing the net during class would be far too tempting and I don't really want to lug my laptop to school everyday, but we'll have to see. I hand write them and then go home and type an outline nicely on my computer, sort of as forced refresher. I'm kind of bad in the fact I almost never look at my notes, I really only take them so that my mind doesn't wander during class and I remember the material a lot better if I do.