Whether and where to study law in this economy?
May 5, 2009 1:03 AM Subscribe
Is starting law school (on loans) a terrible idea right now? Is getting an LLB in the UK/Australia a better idea?
posted by xanthippe to Education (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been accepted at a top school and am waitlisted at a few others. I don't have any sources of funding, so I'm looking at at least $150k in loans by the time I walk away with a J.D.
I'm hoping for an international career, so I'm not tied to the idea of studying in the US (it's simply convenient because I have an undergraduate degree from the US and a great LSAT score, in addition to citizenship). I understand that an American J.D. would actually be more limiting in terms of international practice than an LLB - is this correct, i.e. could it be both cheaper and better for my career to enter an LLB program abroad?
What difficulties will I face getting a law degree from another country, from applying/getting credit for my undergraduate studies to financing my studies? Where should I consider studying and why? I have other language skills and don't actually prefer to be in an English-speaking country, but don't think I'm fluent enough in another language to practice law in it, so I'd need to consider English-language law programs.