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  • Re: International Relationships and Economics, then law school, then politics - Which School?

    First, law school is a numbers game. She will not be disadvantaged by choosing any of those schools. She simply needs a strong GPA and LSAT score. Law schools have been big on getting their numbers up lately.

    Of the universities you mentioned, I would recommend Berkeley or NYU.

    I had similar ambitions. I ended up double majoring in history and international relations with a minor in economics. I also worked in the Office of Study Abroad at my university and now run international education programs for a non-profit. When it comes to study abroad programs, GW is lacking. NYU is OK but a still meh for my taste, which leaves Berkeley - definitely the better choice. I'd say study abroad is one of the more important things - I believe it should be a requirement for most degrees and universities. I'd suggest Brussels, Strasbourg, Geneva, or London for her.

    Check out this list: http://eap.ucop.edu/OurPrograms/Pages/political-science.aspx

    Berkeley is, overall, the highest-ranked when you consider both degrees.

    NYU has the better internship possibilities, but if she were to choose Berkeley, she could always do a summer internship program.