I was keeping my fiance company today in his classes, and started drafting my selection criteria for law school. In choosing a college, my mom and I finally resorted to using a priority grid (ala Six Sigma) with colleges as my collumns and characteristics (excellence in music, access to CS classes, liveability of location) as the rows. I may do this to determine which law schools I apply to because application fees for law schools are rather high. But for now, I am working to solidify what I want/need in a law school (I’m doing this while considering if law school is my best path–don’t worry, I haven’t decided for sure yet).
Top priority cluster, in no order:
Alums placed in the human rights field; Located in a place I want to live in; Has a solid clerk placement record; Has an active human rights clinic on campus; Has an excellent reputation in the human rights field.
Second tier cluster, in no order:
Small classes; Small community; International enrollment (you can see Doha is effecting me).
Third tier, in no order:
Has recreational singing groups; has arabic classes.
“This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice.”–Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr,