We are the group of only 25 students, which implies that everyone here is purely on merits and probably the best in their sphere.
I would certainly believe that Penn State helped me to overcome my shortcomings, pushed me to think beyond the clouds, and choose a non-conventional method.
The MCL course is more strenuous than the LLM course at Cambridge, as we took six courses against four in LLM, and were examined thrice in an academic term. To be honest, this was extremely stressful at times.
what really mattered was the diligence in responding displayed by everyone at Emory. They were very patient with me through all my queries and helped me at each step of the admissions process.
I couldn’t believe that all my hard work had paid off. I had finally passed the toughest bar exam in the world and was a dual qualified lawyer!
Academically, the most valuable experience for me was a massive improvement in the most basic skills that any lawyer must possess, that is, critical thinking, analytical thinking, and writing skills.
I would recommend that one consider why they want to pursue a JD, as it is a big investment. Due to visa uncertainties, one may or may not be able to work in the United States for a long period of time.
But if studying to enhance one’s knowledge in a particular domain is the criteria, you need to break away from just looking at rankings and do more work
The famous collegiality of the Fletcher ‘mafia’ is a different experience altogether, and one learns a lot from one’s peers as well, especially because the range of perspectives, nationalities, professional backgrounds, and world-views is staggering.
Do your research thoroughly, read the market carefully, see what kind of scholarships and opportunities you can avail, talk to people, network, collect information and plan ahead. You don’t want to get stuck once you land there and end up going back empty handed, because that would be just very disappointing.
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