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Post by worldtraveler » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:35 pm

Ask me anything related to unicorn jobs as in working at universities or law schools abroad with a JD or with international human rights organizations.

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Post by karuna » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:56 pm

How difficult is it to get a Fulbright fellowship? Interested in South/Central America or the Caribbean.

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Post by worldtraveler » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:20 am

karuna wrote:
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How difficult is it to get a Fulbright fellowship? Interested in South/Central America or the Caribbean.
You can look on the Fulbright site for the statistics by country. Some are much more competitive than others.

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Post by karuna » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:33 am

Speaking of prestigious PI/unicorn jobs, what is the turnaround time for a decision from Equal Justice Works? I was interviewed by a sponsor last week.

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Post by bikeflip » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:13 am

Why haven't you brought over your travel story threads yet?

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Post by AOT » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:12 pm

whoop!

Although this thread might fit better in one of the legal careers sections, since it's still law related + LRAP compatible

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Post by worldtraveler » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:55 pm

bikeflip wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:13 am
Why haven't you brought over your travel story threads yet?
Wait for the book.
AOT wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:12 pm
whoop!

Although this thread might fit better in one of the legal careers sections, since it's still law related + LRAP compatible
Possibly. Although the first thing anyone should realize about this field is that it may not be LRAP/PSLF compatible. Any organization that's not headquartered in the usa likely doesn't qualify you (including UN work). The best scenario is to work for a US university's satellite campus or a us-based non-profit but be posted abroad.

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Post by bikeflip » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:14 pm

Are LSL members eligible for an advanced copy? What about a signed copy? I'm assuming we get a discount.

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Post by AOT » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:31 pm

worldtraveler wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:55 pm
bikeflip wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:13 am
Why haven't you brought over your travel story threads yet?
Wait for the book.
AOT wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:12 pm
whoop!

Although this thread might fit better in one of the legal careers sections, since it's still law related + LRAP compatible
Possibly. Although the first thing anyone should realize about this field is that it may not be LRAP/PSLF compatible. Any organization that's not headquartered in the usa likely doesn't qualify you (including UN work). The best scenario is to work for a US university's satellite campus or a us-based non-profit but be posted abroad.
Yeah good point, although I still think this qualifies as a ~legal~ career unless you're fully in non-legal academia.

RE LRAP it's definitely useful to check. I'm just hoping for the best at this point since school told me I would be covered and I think NYU's LRAP covers some non-PSLF eligible jobs

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Post by worldtraveler » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:13 am

You're right it's different whether you're using your school's program or PSLF. The top schools are often more liberal in what they cover. My school's was linked with PSLF so it would have covered my payments but I was still reliant on the debt being forgiven.

Ironically I ended up never using my school's loan repayment system because I went from making so little money that I didn't even have a loan payment to too much money to qualify for Berkeley's. Rather ironic since I spent so much time and effort worrying about how that would work.

But this is probably still a public interest career. I'll put a thread over there too since it's kind of an alternative to law practice but also still law related.

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Post by karuna » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:07 pm

How competitive is getting the Berkeley Law Foundation Fellowship? They seem to be the only project-based PI fellowship that accepts applications for international work.

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Post by worldtraveler » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:52 pm

bikeflip wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:14 pm
Are LSL members eligible for an advanced copy? What about a signed copy? I'm assuming we get a discount.
I would say I would sign copies for free but let me get it published first then we'll talk. Best estimate is it will be finished this summer if I don't get too distracted while living in Lebanon (and that's a big if).

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