Our conversation flowed, me asking her about an Ivy League education, studying in the States, and whether she thought it was worth the sixty-odd lakhs spent.
It is high time that we start questioning the utility of recommendation letters. Or at least initiate an honest conversation about them.
Both NYU and NYC have taught me numerous life and professional lessons.
One of the more interesting aspects of my job is that I get thrown into new situations every other day. Whether I have asked for it or not. Which is mostly not fun at all; not only is the illusory nature of free choice made quite clear, but to be made to stand face to … Continue reading Parens patriae or where I realise that educational choices are rarely made alone
"You don’t have to make your admissions reader bang the desk and cry out, “By gad, admit him!” All you have to do is transmit something genuine and illuminate your motivation."
We know that in the name of filtering for students of a certain ability, merit filters out those who could not access the education and social capital that nurtures such ability.
Koç University also inspires trust in their international students and that created a feeling of being in a home away from home.
The distaste was quite evident, “We actually tell students to stay away from people like you” he told me.
I get Malcolm Mackay to discuss the future of legal education, and the legal profession as well.
Columbia Law School has a reputation for being very competitive, which I am learning is not entirely true. The students out here are extremely driven and hardworking, but many go out of their way to help each other.
I was so enmeshed in publishing more interviews, asking more people what were the steps before and after the LL.M etc that I had lost sight of the fact that one's education is not always a linear process.
If nothing else though, the episode does act as a welcome reminder of just how important it is to research before enrolling into any course in any country.
Amicus Partners speaks with Cristóbal Alvear who is part of the faculty at IE Law School.
Balu G Nair is pursuing an LLM at Melbourne Law School. The NUJS grad discusses the pros of an international LLM, the Alex Chernov scholarship, and more
Kanad Bagchi discusses Indian law schools and the research spaces they have created, the advantages of studying abroad, and a whole lot more.
This post is about the future, the future of legal education and how the Indian law graduate is being viewed by universities and law schools across the world.