8 reasons to consider law school abroad
If you're a high school student enthralled by old re-runs of shows like The Practice (one of my favs), Law & Order or the modern day classics of Suits and Better Call Saul, maybe you've pictured yourself one day standing in a courtroom of your own.
Maybe you've also had extensive practice on the Debate Team at your school or if you're lucky enough to have one, a Mooting Society.
You've probably then been told by your guidance counselors or teachers that you should look into Pre-Law majors at colleges across the U.S.
But how about another thought... what if you skipped the Pre in Pre-Law?
You can do this--if you apply for law school abroad.
In the U.S. the typical route toward becoming a lawyer by completing a 4-year undergraduate program followed by a 3-year Juris Doctor degree, totalling seven years of studies.
However, it's a little known fact (amongst American students anyway) that you can apply directly to a law program straight out of high school in most countries overseas (a Bachelor of Laws degree, or LLB).
In most cases, the degrees are only three years as well.
What does that mean?
You can save yourself four years of studies simply by enrolling in a law program overseas!
Think about how much money you could save by cutting out four years of tuition and living costs--and how much you could start earning simply by getting out into the workplace sooner.
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You just need to know for sure that a law degree is what you want to do because it's difficult to change once you get started.
Sometimes no essays or test to apply
Depending on where you apply, you may not even need to write an essay, personal statement or take any sort of exam like the LSAT to get in!
This would save you both time, money and anxiety in the stressful law school application process back home.
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Specialize in a unique field of study
Nowadays, it's not enough just to know about law.
If you want to make yourself really competitive in the market, you need to have specialist knowledge on top of that.
For example, at universities overseas, you can do a double degree with law and fields such as Media, Engineering, Arts, Business, Science, Psychology and more.
At the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, you can also do a double degree in Data Science & Decisions/Law, a 5.5-year degree that has employers lining up to get a list of students that they can quickly snatch up for 6-figure starting salaries, given how few lawyers there are with this type of knowledge.
That's what I call job security.