|Answering the Call to Public Service — With Penn Law’s Help
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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
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.