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Matt Brady, L’05

I arrived at Penn Law in August 2002 with two degrees and a professional background in human rights and international relations. I had lived in and worked on issues in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and in particular, the former Soviet bloc. During three years in law school, my interest in working on international relations and public international law issues never diminished.

As the dean handed me my diploma in May 2005, the sole difficulty in pursuing my professional passions was financial. Like many of my (Section 3) classmates, I faced more than $150,000 in law school loans, which computed to approximately $1,500 monthly for more years than I could count without a calculator. Indeed, the imminent arrival of loan payments caused me more concern than dealing with egregious human rights abuses.

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