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one really non-traditional student

one really non-traditional student
« on: March 30, 2008, 02:24:31 AM »
I'm about to turn 40, and looking around at what direction my career should take since the bell is ringing halftime. There are a bunch of pieces, but I have no idea if they would at all fit together.

I've been involved in communications and public affairs (consumer goods and private equity) for about the past 12 years, and have an MA from a top international studies school.

At the same time, since I've been living in Europe for some time. So, I started a side business writing guides on immigration and work law for non-European Union citizens who are in Europe. It's been a four year project, but so far so good. I'm American, but I am fluent up to the level of reading laws and legal decisions in four languages other than English (French, Dutch, Czech and German, my Italian is hit and miss).

With this kind of an ecletic list, is it good enough to look attractive to top tier law schools or to employers afterwards? (I'm thinking of something related to international law, in fact.)

As well, are there options for legal training which would then get me into an area of law, but without the need for going the three-year route? 

Since I'm in Europe, I see options, such as an LLB form the University of London, over here. Would that be a mistake if I intend to ever move back to the US?


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Re: one really non-traditional student
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008, 02:38:13 AM »
An LLB is a pain in the ass to bring back to the US, but not an insurmountable problem.

You would look very attractive to employers with that sort of background, though, particularly in immigration/international law.  Of course, how attractive you are to employers also depends on what school you attend.