This is my first post and I need your honest (and brutal) opinion. I won't ask you whether I stand a chance to get into Harvard or Columbia, but rather which program/uni would be a good fit for me.
I am a 24 years old law student from Paris, France. I hold a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Law from the same university in Paris. I was not top 5% of my class, not even top 10% as I focused my time on travel and tried to work on my English. In addition, I have studied for a year in Athens, Greece as part of an exchange program. I also studied for a year in Shanghai, China as part (again) of an exchange program. Upon graduating there I performed an internship in a mid-sized Chinese/American law firm which hired me at the end of my internship. I now work as a legal consultant there, I have worked on M&A deals, arbitration proceedings (Beijing & Shanghai) and some other legal work (IP rights, licensing, franchising etc.). During the course of my work I was published twice in two different international legal newspapers and was a speaker at an investment summit.
My curricular: volunteered as an English teacher for Chinese kids and founder of a small french NGO. I can speak a decent mandarin and my English is considered fluent by my colleagues and friends (English ones). I also was awarded two scholarship during the course of my studies, one being the most prestigious one offered by the Chinese government.
I would like now to study in the U.S. and try to pass the NY Bar. I would appreciate if some of you could give me their thoughts as to what path I ought to follow, there are so many options out there that it is hard to decide which way to pursue and what can realistically be achieved given my 'achievements'.
Thanks in advance :)
[Edited by shijidadao on Oct 06, 2016]