Monash or the University of Sydney?


Hello Everyone,

I'm having a bit of difficulty trying to decide whether I should study Law at the University of Sydney or Monash - any thoughts? From what I've been reading, the programs at the two universities are similar, with Sydney having more prestige due to the fact that it is a much older school and it's name is more widely recognized. Are there any major issues with Monash's or Sydney's Law School? Would you recommend one over the other?

Everyone also keeps telling me that the cost of living in Sydney is much higher than in Melbourne, but exactly how much more expensive is it to live in Sydney?

Finally - with which school do you have the better job prospects?

Thanks for all your help!
Hello Everyone,

I'm having a bit of difficulty trying to decide whether I should study Law at the University of Sydney or Monash - any thoughts? From what I've been reading, the programs at the two universities are similar, with Sydney having more prestige due to the fact that it is a much older school and it's name is more widely recognized. Are there any major issues with Monash's or Sydney's Law School? Would you recommend one over the other?

Everyone also keeps telling me that the cost of living in Sydney is much higher than in Melbourne, but exactly how much more expensive is it to live in Sydney?

Finally - with which school do you have the better job prospects?

Thanks for all your help!
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safkool
I think Monash would be better. Sydney is an old and more prestigious university but Monash has more of a international approch. Overall world rankings show that Monash is in 33 and Sydney is in 40 in the world. The cost of living in Sydney is around A$16500 and Melbourne's is $15000. Job prospects with Monash is better because, according to me, Monash is the best "international" university of Australia........Good Luck Sonia
I think Monash would be better. Sydney is an old and more prestigious university but Monash has more of a international approch. Overall world rankings show that Monash is in 33 and Sydney is in 40 in the world. The cost of living in Sydney is around A$16500 and Melbourne's is $15000. Job prospects with Monash is better because, according to me, Monash is the best "international" university of Australia........Good Luck Sonia
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Maria j
heyy Wat about joint MBA/LLM program... dus that make job prospects better... do Monash LLM students get a job after LLm easily or not.. ? laywers in australia... are they high earners or not...?

thanx
Maria
heyy Wat about joint MBA/LLM program... dus that make job prospects better... do Monash LLM students get a job after LLm easily or not.. ? laywers in australia... are they high earners or not...?

thanx
Maria
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capa
An LLM is nothing special for a career as a lawyer in Aus. What matters is the LLB - most top lawyers andbarristers only have undergraduate degrees. However, with a strong LLB, an LLM from a reputable school will certainly increase your chances, NOTE: **STRONG LLB**

I disagree with safkool 100%. Sydney is a much better choice than monash. These world rankings are nonsense - Monash 33 in the world? Please! Monash does fair better in the rankings but Sydney is well respected and many high court judges studied at Sydney - not many from Monash (Monash has been around since 1960 I think).
An LLM is nothing special for a career as a lawyer in Aus. What matters is the LLB - most top lawyers andbarristers only have undergraduate degrees. However, with a strong LLB, an LLM from a reputable school will certainly increase your chances, NOTE: **STRONG LLB**

I disagree with safkool 100%. Sydney is a much better choice than monash. These world rankings are nonsense - Monash 33 in the world? Please! Monash does fair better in the rankings but Sydney is well respected and many high court judges studied at Sydney - not many from Monash (Monash has been around since 1960 I think).

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Tonno
I think Monash would be better. Sydney is an old and more prestigious university but Monash has more of a international approch. Overall world rankings show that Monash is in 33 and Sydney is in 40 in the world. The cost of living in Sydney is around A$16500 and Melbourne's is $15000. Job prospects with Monash is better because, according to me, Monash is the best "international" university of Australia........Good Luck Sonia


Hi,Safkool

Thank you for your rank.

But, could you show me where did you get this information.

I want to chech what position that Macquarie is.

Please help me!!
<blockquote>I think Monash would be better. Sydney is an old and more prestigious university but Monash has more of a international approch. Overall world rankings show that Monash is in 33 and Sydney is in 40 in the world. The cost of living in Sydney is around A$16500 and Melbourne's is $15000. Job prospects with Monash is better because, according to me, Monash is the best "international" university of Australia........Good Luck Sonia</blockquote>

Hi,Safkool

Thank you for your rank.

But, could you show me where did you get this information.

I want to chech what position that Macquarie is.

Please help me!!
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Bluna
According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2005 of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sydney is ranked "9-19" in Asia-Pacific, and Macquarie Univ and Monash are both "24-36".

Here's the link:

http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2005/ ARWU2005TOP500list.htm
According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2005 of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sydney is ranked "9-19" in Asia-Pacific, and Macquarie Univ and Monash are both "24-36".

Here's the link:

http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2005/ ARWU2005TOP500list.htm
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Tonno
According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2005 of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sydney is ranked "9-19" in Asia-Pacific, and Macquarie Univ and Monash are both "24-36".

Here's the link:
http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2005/ ARWU2005TOP500list.htm


Thank you very much for your reply, Bluna.
I appreciate that, but I know about this rank before.

I still want to know about the rank, which Safkool referred before.

Someone who knows about it, Please!! give that information to me.

Hopefully
<blockquote>According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2005 of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sydney is ranked "9-19" in Asia-Pacific, and Macquarie Univ and Monash are both "24-36".

Here's the link:
http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2005/ ARWU2005TOP500list.htm</blockquote>

Thank you very much for your reply, Bluna.
I appreciate that, but I know about this rank before.

I still want to know about the rank, which Safkool referred before.

Someone who knows about it, Please!! give that information to me.

Hopefully
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wankski
sorry for the late input, but i must clear some things up. I am a domestic aussie student, and i have been to both monash and melbourne.. Monash doesn't hold a candle to melbourne.. Period.

Also, safkool, sorry mate, but you're tripping, sydney is much better placed than monash. Back up your data.

http://www.australian-universities.com/rankings/

melbourne and ANU, are by far the top two aussie unis.. sydney ain't far off... Monash is "decent" and whoever said macquarie... ahh, it's rubbish in comparison.

http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/features/universities2000/rank_country/index.html

http://uninews.unimelb.edu.au/melbourneupdate.php

seriously guys, the info is not that hard to find... hope this helps and you make the cut.
sorry for the late input, but i must clear some things up. I am a domestic aussie student, and i have been to both monash and melbourne.. Monash doesn't hold a candle to melbourne.. Period.

Also, safkool, sorry mate, but you're tripping, sydney is much better placed than monash. Back up your data.

http://www.australian-universities.com/rankings/

melbourne and ANU, are by far the top two aussie unis.. sydney ain't far off... Monash is "decent" and whoever said macquarie... ahh, it's rubbish in comparison.

http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/features/universities2000/rank_country/index.html

http://uninews.unimelb.edu.au/melbourneupdate.php

seriously guys, the info is not that hard to find... hope this helps and you make the cut.
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