Help with Choice - WashUni or BostonUni or Others


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Hey folks,

I am a lawyer from India.

I had applied for LLM US Law program Fall 2021 at multiple universities in the US. Yes, I applied kinda late for this term, but thankfully some institutions are accepting applications.

I have received some admits so far, along with scholarship information. I will try to update this thread in case more admits are received.

1) Washington University in St Louis - $90,000 Cost of Attendance & $25,000 tuition scholarship
2) Boston University - $82,000 Cost of Attendance & $10,000 tution scholarship
3) Fordham University - $97,000 Cost of Attendance & $10,000 tution scholarship

1st Issue) I am not satisfied by the scholarship offered by Boston & Fordham, and would like to appeal them. Please let me know if anyone has had success with appealing their original offer of tuition scholarship.

2nd Issue) I want you to advise me in choosing the best program.

My goal is to get some internship experience in my 2nd semester and/or get work experience during the 1 year OPT post program.

I am not choosy in the kind of work, but would love to work in IP, Tech, Corporate areas of work, mainly I want to have US legal market experience which will add to my profile.

I have read that the US legal market is very strongly bent towards JD graduates. With this disability, indeed it is a challenge to get work experience as a foreign LLM graduate.

Although, WashUniv is offering the best scholarship as on today, but it is in a smaller city than others. Fordham is in New York which is amongst biggest business & legal markets. Boston seems to be better than WashUniv in St Louis in terms of business around.

Please advise, what should I choose to achieve my target.

Hey folks,

I am a lawyer from India.

I had applied for LLM US Law program Fall 2021 at multiple universities in the US. Yes, I applied kinda late for this term, but thankfully some institutions are accepting applications.

I have received some admits so far, along with scholarship information. I will try to update this thread in case more admits are received.

1) Washington University in St Louis - $90,000 Cost of Attendance & $25,000 tuition scholarship
2) Boston University - $82,000 Cost of Attendance & $10,000 tution scholarship
3) Fordham University - $97,000 Cost of Attendance & $10,000 tution scholarship

1st Issue) I am not satisfied by the scholarship offered by Boston & Fordham, and would like to appeal them. Please let me know if anyone has had success with appealing their original offer of tuition scholarship.

2nd Issue) I want you to advise me in choosing the best program.

My goal is to get some internship experience in my 2nd semester and/or get work experience during the 1 year OPT post program.

I am not choosy in the kind of work, but would love to work in IP, Tech, Corporate areas of work, mainly I want to have US legal market experience which will add to my profile.

I have read that the US legal market is very strongly bent towards JD graduates. With this disability, indeed it is a challenge to get work experience as a foreign LLM graduate.

Although, WashUniv is offering the best scholarship as on today, but it is in a smaller city than others. Fordham is in New York which is amongst biggest business & legal markets. Boston seems to be better than WashUniv in St Louis in terms of business around.

Please advise, what should I choose to achieve my target.
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chicken so...

I have read that the US legal market is very strongly bent towards JD graduates. With this disability, indeed it is a challenge to get work experience as a foreign LLM graduate.

Yes, and and this especially true in terms of the traditional recruitment tracks for big law firms, which recruit their first-year associates from the pools of last-year JD students. Sadly, most firms don't want to take a chance on hiring international grads, especially the process of training them is rather costly and it's impossible to say whether they'll be able to get an H1B visa through the lottery.

But if you are open to other kinds of law jobs which probably pay a lot less (paralegal, legal researcher, working in a law-oriented nonprofit), your options are a bit wider. 

[quote]I have read that the US legal market is very strongly bent towards JD graduates. With this disability, indeed it is a challenge to get work experience as a foreign LLM graduate.[/quote]<br>Yes, and and this especially true in terms of the traditional recruitment tracks for big law firms, which recruit their first-year associates from the pools of last-year JD students. Sadly, most firms don't want to take a chance on hiring international grads, especially the process of training them is rather costly and it's impossible to say whether they'll be able to get an H1B visa through the lottery.<br><br>But if you are open to other kinds of law jobs which probably pay a lot less (paralegal, legal researcher, working in a law-oriented nonprofit), your options are a bit wider.&nbsp;
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