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$$ at Texas or Michigan with $0 career in Public Interest

$$ at Texas or Michigan with $0 career in Public Interest
« on: May 09, 2008, 12:34:41 PM »
My goal is to do International Public Interest law. I've already got a good scholarship from UT and I'm applying to another one that would be full ride if accepted. Michigan hasn't offered me anything, but I feel for what I want to do it would be the better school. They also have a good LRAP. Anybody have any advice/insight on what I should do or how either of these schools stack up in this area? Many thanks.

Re: $$ at Texas or Michigan with $0 career in Public Interest
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008, 05:58:54 PM »
Michigan. International PI law is uber competitive. HYS would have been even better.

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Re: $$ at Texas or Michigan with $0 career in Public Interest
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008, 06:07:01 PM »
Michigan. International PI law is uber competitive. HYS would have been even better.

Sorry to threadjack, but I'm not familiar with International PI.  What does it entail?

Re: $$ at Texas or Michigan with $0 career in Public Interest
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 06:13:48 PM »
Michigan. International PI law is uber competitive. HYS would have been even better.

Sorry to threadjack, but I'm not familiar with International PI.  What does it entail?

Think UN, Human Rights Watch, EU Commission, WTO, State Department, etc.

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Re: $$ at Texas or Michigan with $0 career in Public Interest
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008, 07:57:34 PM »
Michigan. International PI law is uber competitive. HYS would have been even better.

Sorry to threadjack, but I'm not familiar with International PI.  What does it entail?

Think UN, Human Rights Watch, EU Commission, WTO, State Department, etc.

Ah cool stuff.  No wonder it's competitive. 

But I'll let the OP get back to getting his question answered.

Re: $$ at Texas or Michigan with $0 career in Public Interest
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008, 08:03:50 PM »
If you were just looking for firm work, I would say Texas. But International Public Interest Law is prestige-obsessed (even moreso than BigLaw), so I'll say Michigan because of your career goals.

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Re: $$ at Texas or Michigan with $0 career in Public Interest
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2008, 10:36:57 PM »
I would look into what the LRAPs are at both schools.  That can really make a huge difference.

Re: $$ at Texas or Michigan with $0 career in Public Interest
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 08:28:41 AM »
Michigan hands down. If you get the Texas full ride (which there is only 1 and it is for domestic public service) think about it but if you truly care about international PI work than there is no question.