John Schabedoth, 2018, Germany

On the LLM: When I was researching master programs, I was looking for a small-sized program designed specifically for lawyers, which offered a large variety of courses on public and private international law. On the other hand, I was curious to expand my academic knowledge in the fields of economics and political science. This made the LLM program at The Fletcher School my obvious choice. It is a legal master’s degree offered at a school with a small student body that is dedicated to international careers. The curriculum of The Fletcher School, together with the opportunities to take classes at the Harvard Law School, Kennedy School and Business School, allows a specialization in almost anything that is related to international issues.

On campus life: Do you want to learn Kazakh from a native speaker? Do you want to discuss recent merger and acquisitions transactions with an expert in this field? Do you want to hear about experiences from a soldier who was based in Afghanistan? Do you want to play Quidditch as a university sport? Or do you just want to share a pizza and a drink with someone and watch the newest Game of Thrones episode together? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Fletcher and its on and off-campus community is the perfect fit for you.

Favorite newspaper
Süddeutsche Zeitung

Favorite musician or band
Shout Out Louds

Favorite city

Most pressing world issue
Global warming

Favorite location on campus
The meadow in front of Ginn library and the swimming pool

Education before Fletcher

Law with a Specialization on International and European Law, Goethe University, Frankfurt

French Law, Université Lumière Lyon 2

International and European Law, Helsinki University

Experience before Fletcher

Researcher on public international law, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, India

Student lecturer on company and property law, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany