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  1. opprobre a réagi à votre billet “buriaq a réagi à votre billet “I’m in my first year of Master’s degree…”

    you can also try to get into an LLM program next year ? that’s what i’m planning to do.

    It’s what I’ve been looking into these past few days but seems like it might mean I’ll be loosing another year (again). But I think in my case, it’ll be the ideal for what I want to do (which includes leaving this damn country haha). 

  2. nano10-9 a réagi à votre billet “I’m in my first year of Master’s degree (in Public law. France has…”

    I’ve got a friend who does that in the UK. I can ask her any questions you have about doing it and moving abroad, etc, if you want.

    I’d appreciate that so much. Thank you! I just want to know if with a M1 in Public law, I can study urban planning next year if possible knowing that I’ve got a Bachelor’s degree in which Law and English is joined? So the language is definitely not a barrier since I have proof I have studied it (I’ll be trying to pass the TOEFL too this year just in case). The thing is what I’m actually doing right now is that I’m looking for a M2 in urban planning with which I can have prospect of working abroad (I’d like to do the M2 internship abroad too tbh) and I mostly want to know if it’d be recognized?  

    That’s mainly the most important questions I have about it right now. 

  3. the13thcatsmeow replied to your post: the13thcatsmeow replied to your post:…

    Only 3 years? You mean just for a degree in law, not an actual degree that allows you to eventually practice law right? Yeah I guess it’s good for those who are unsure of their choices, it really is difficult to make concrete career choices so young

    From what I’ve understood and if I’m not mistaken, you study law for 3 years then you have to pass the bar exam which allows you to practice law… So there’s still the exam to pass at the end of the day. 

    Exactly! It allows you some time to think your options out. My career choices changed very much throughout my studies tbh. I remember how at first I was more focused on doing something in Criminal law more than anything. I totally gave that up now that I think about it haha. 

  4. buriaq a réagi à votre billet “I’m in my first year of Master’s degree (in Public law. France has…”

    i thought about doing public interest law. like labor, immigration etc. also very tight situation. sometimes local government offices hire lawyers idk, like department of environmental protection.

    Public interest law seems great too (we don’t really have the equivalent of this term in France. I guess we’d just call it Public law?). So there seems to be job prospects if you specialize yourself in environmental law in the US then? I looked into it for France and many students who specialized themselves in environmental law seemed to have hard times to find jobs in this field especially so they went to work into the more wide urban-planning field. So, here, I was advised to rather stay in urban planning rather than getting specialized into environmental law in particular. What other fields of law interests you? 

  5. nano10-9 a réagi à votre billet “I have a question about US education system! If you have any wikipedia…”

    Undergrad is an undergraduate (degree) as in a licence, and in the US it is generally a lot less specialised than in Europe. They go to law school for 3 years before they can sit the bar exam. But if you have an English LLB (bachelors of law, like a French law licence) you…
    I don’t think my whole message was there) … you can take the American bar directly without going through their law school or doing anything more. So it’s a weird equivalent there.

    After how many years can you take the bar exam in the UK? Seeing how the British system seems to work, 3 years of law is too little to take the bar exam imo but if it’s less specialized in the US, maybe it’s easier for British students?? True that it’s weird though. 

  6. the13thcatsmeow replied to your post: cashela replied to your post: I have …

    I don’t like the US undergrad system, UK might be extreme when it comes to higher education but it becomes specialist early on for a reason. I don’t get doing a random thing and then majoring in something else after?

    The thing I don’t really get how it could work (from what I understood) is that you’re actually studying law for 3 years after your undergrad and it seems so little to me to get all its workings in your country’s particular legal system? 

    But seriously, I think it’s a good thing if you’re studying fields like political sciences or philosophy (even sociology!) before law school, it is helpful in such cases imo. That’s always been the problem I have with how law is taught in France, it’s too focused on law without taking into account other factors in society that influence law and all influence one another. I have classmates that wouldn’t be able to tell you anything about their thoughts on how our political system works (when it’s so related to each other?). But I guess when you see all the jobs law can lead you to (like working in corporations/firms), I get it why some of them might not be interested in all that is surrounding law. I agree that your undergrad and then your major should be coherent but US system seems to allow you to have a more widened view imo. 

  7. Thank you all for your answers. I get how it works much more clearly now. :)

  8. emulgent replied to your post: I have a question about US education s…

    You need certain number of an undergraduate degree years before you can apply to professional schools like law our medicine. Because you can’t go to professional schools out of high school like in European school system.

    Getting into “law school” (it’s more like studying law in uni) out of high school isn’t really like getting into a professional school in France. Because honestly, the first 3 years is really a general teaching of your legal system, to know its workings. You only professionalize yourself in your Master’s degree (during the 2nd year mostly even though you can have your 2nd year of Master more focused on research if you want to get a phD after your Master). If you want to be a lawyer (or judge, etc), you have to pass a competitive exam (we have competitive exams almost everywhere in France) and then you get into the professional school that forms you to these jobs. I don’t know how it works exactly in other European countries though, I think it’s a bit similar except they don’t have competitive exams everywhere like us. 

    Our system is kinda complicated too when I think about it… 

  9. cashela replied to your post: I have a question about US education s…

    Your undergrad major really has no effect on law school. Lots study political science or pre-law or philosophy though. Know some who did environmental studies or women, gender studies because they wanted to focus on that type of law though.

    rafaadsan replied to your post: I have a question about US education s…

    its getting ur bachelors essentially. law/med school function like grad school so you have to get the ba/bs (in any field) then apply to med/law schools

    Ah thank you both for the info!!  I find that great you can get into law/med school even if you did a very different kind of field before. Seems to allow you to widen your horizons! 

  10. I have a question about US education system! If you have any wikipedia page or some kind of article to explain me this, I’d be grateful. But like, several times, I’ve had people tell me they study this or that field in undergrad and then plan to study law. But sometimes, it can be any kind of field which often seems a bit unrelated (like Literature for example). I guess my question is what the heck is undergrad. I’m trying to find a French equivalent when people talk about it but I just can’t… 

    Anyway, US education system seems much more fluid than the French one when I hear about it. 

  11. mashrou3-ummi a réagi à votre billet “I’m in my first year of Master’s degree (in Public law. France has…”

    Omg siham we need to talk about studying law sometime I have so many things on my mind

    Anytime Syaaker! Don’t hesitate to drop me messages about it whenever you feel like it! :D 

    Where will you study it if you don’t study it already? 

  12. Sometimes, I think I might be too driven by money. But really, I am not. I’m just very much in love with financial security and independence. 

  13. I’m in my first year of Master’s degree (in Public law. France has this distinction between Public and Private law that can be quite frankly annoying) and I still have no idea what to do next. Like, I’ve always wanted to work abroad eventually and I love international law, the problem is you don’t have many choices of careers after this except, mostly, working in NGOs. But, firstly, it’s hard to get into them and I have huge issues with how they and other International humanitarian organizations work most of the times along with the fact that I’ll probably end up with a job with minimal pay if I go down that route. And I need financial security. 

    And this year, I discovered this urban planning law class. And I find it amazing. One of the best classes I’ve ever had (I’ve always been interested in urban planning anyway) but the thing is that it’s very difficult to work abroad with a degree in Urban planning law. It’s a very national kind of law. Unless you’re picking environmental law out of it but there are not many job prospects either into it. So I’m feeling like I’m damned to stay in this damn country forever lol. 

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