Cambridge vs UChicago vs UBC


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Hi Everyone, I have offers from Cambridge, UChicago and UBC for my LL.M. next year and wondering if anyone can provide a perspective of what offer I should be accept?

I am Canadian with 5 years in business law experience (primarily in M&A). My long term goal is to either be able to do research/policy work or academia and pursue my Ph.D./J.S.D. with a focus on corporate governance and sustainable finance/business if my LL.M. goes well.

My offer from UBC is for their research/thesis-based LL.M. and I have been offered a supervisor that is one of the leading researchers, in the field that my research proposal is focused on, here in Canada. Being domestic the costs are significantly reduced and I have been offered a fellowship which would cover my tuition, so the cost savings are quite significant. On the other hand, I have an offer from Cambridge which has a great slate of faculty but a larger LL.M. program and UChicago which has a law and economics focus and a smaller program size.

Is the cost of a UK or US LL.M. worth it? Does Cambridge or UChicago offer a better LL.M. experience? Would any one set me up better if I was pursuing a career in academia in Canada?

I appreciate the insight. Hoping someone may have a perspective I haven't looked at to help make this decision.

Hi Everyone, I have offers from Cambridge, UChicago and UBC for my LL.M. next year and wondering if anyone can provide a perspective of what offer I should be accept?

I am Canadian with 5 years in business law experience (primarily in M&A). My long term goal is to either be able to do research/policy work or academia and pursue my Ph.D./J.S.D. with a focus on corporate governance and sustainable finance/business if my LL.M. goes well.

My offer from UBC is for their research/thesis-based LL.M. and I have been offered a supervisor that is one of the leading researchers, in the field that my research proposal is focused on, here in Canada. Being domestic the costs are significantly reduced and I have been offered a fellowship which would cover my tuition, so the cost savings are quite significant. On the other hand, I have an offer from Cambridge which has a great slate of faculty but a larger LL.M. program and UChicago which has a law and economics focus and a smaller program size.

Is the cost of a UK or US LL.M. worth it? Does Cambridge or UChicago offer a better LL.M. experience? Would any one set me up better if I was pursuing a career in academia in Canada?

I appreciate the insight. Hoping someone may have a perspective I haven't looked at to help make this decision.
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Hi Everyone, I have offers from Cambridge, UChicago and UBC for my LL.M. next year and wondering if anyone can provide a perspective of what offer I should be accept?





I am Canadian with 5 years in business law experience (primarily in M&A). My long term goal is to either be able to do research/policy work or academia and pursue my Ph.D./J.S.D. with a focus on corporate governance and sustainable finance/business if my LL.M. goes well.





My offer from UBC is for their research/thesis-based LL.M. and I have been offered a supervisor that is one of the leading researchers, in the field that my research proposal is focused on, here in Canada. Being domestic the costs are significantly reduced and I have been offered a fellowship which would cover my tuition, so the cost savings are quite significant. On the other hand, I have an offer from Cambridge which has a great slate of faculty but a larger LL.M. program and UChicago which has a law and economics focus and a smaller program size.





Is the cost of a UK or US LL.M. worth it? Does Cambridge or UChicago offer a better LL.M. experience? Would any one set me up better if I was pursuing a career in academia in Canada?





I appreciate the insight. Hoping someone may have a perspective I haven't looked at to help make this decision.


Feeling Cambridge is better, for its name and how comprehensive the subjects are in its law school. Considering how few JSD students (only 2 per year) are taken in UChicago, feeling that it's a bit tough. 

[Edited by uiiui on May 09, 2022]

[quote]Hi Everyone, I have offers from Cambridge, UChicago and UBC for my LL.M. next year and wondering if anyone can provide a perspective of what offer I should be accept?<br><br>
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I am Canadian with 5 years in business law experience (primarily in M&amp;A). My long term goal is to either be able to do research/policy work or academia and pursue my Ph.D./J.S.D. with a focus on corporate governance and sustainable finance/business if my LL.M. goes well. <br><br>
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My offer from UBC is for their research/thesis-based LL.M. and I have been offered a supervisor that is one of the leading researchers, in the field that my research proposal is focused on, here in Canada. Being domestic the costs are significantly reduced and I have been offered a fellowship which would cover my tuition, so the cost savings are quite significant. On the other hand, I have an offer from Cambridge which has a great slate of faculty but a larger LL.M. program and UChicago which has a law and economics focus and a smaller program size. <br><br>
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Is the cost of a UK or US LL.M. worth it? Does Cambridge or UChicago offer a better LL.M. experience? Would any one set me up better if I was pursuing a career in academia in Canada?<br><br>
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I appreciate the insight. Hoping someone may have a perspective I haven't looked at to help make this decision. [/quote]<br><br>Feeling Cambridge is better, for its name and how comprehensive the subjects are in its law school. Considering how few JSD students (only 2 per year) are taken in UChicago, feeling that it's a bit tough.&nbsp;
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