the chance to get admitted to NYU or Cornell J.S.D


Trisha

Hi there,

I am admitted to both Cornell and NYU. Now I am wondering which one should I attend. Since I Intend to apply for the JSD program, the chance to get admiited to the J.S.D is the most critical point. Does anyone know about that?

Some told me that NYU admits 400 LL.M each year, so the chance to contact with the faculty is not so fat, which make it harder to get admitted to NYU J.S.D. However, the number of classes and professors NYU offers is almost triple. For a NYU LL.M,will the class size of NYU really decrease the rate of getting admitted to their J.S.D ?

NYU got the great location and excellent faculty in the area I pursue(feminist jurisprudence and sociolegal studies), while Cornell is one of the ivy league with good reputation in my country. It is really hard to decide. Does anyone have same problems and have some insights?

Thank you in advance.


Trisha

Hi there,

I am admitted to both Cornell and NYU. Now I am wondering which one should I attend. Since I Intend to apply for the JSD program, the chance to get admiited to the J.S.D is the most critical point. Does anyone know about that?

Some told me that NYU admits 400 LL.M each year, so the chance to contact with the faculty is not so fat, which make it harder to get admitted to NYU J.S.D. However, the number of classes and professors NYU offers is almost triple. For a NYU LL.M,will the class size of NYU really decrease the rate of getting admitted to their J.S.D ?

NYU got the great location and excellent faculty in the area I pursue(feminist jurisprudence and sociolegal studies), while Cornell is one of the ivy league with good reputation in my country. It is really hard to decide. Does anyone have same problems and have some insights?

Thank you in advance.


Trisha
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maverick

I can tell you that in NYU, if you are not absolutely confident that you are the best- you are standing quite a risk of not being accepted for a JSD. It is my understanding that starting last year they accept only 5 people for a JSD. Though they provide them with full funding for these studies, you must still take into account that provided the size of the program and the number of those interested in continuing, you may not het what you want. I don't know what the situation is elsewhere, but that's what NYU is like. You may take some comfort in the fact that with an LL.M in your filed from NYU, you may be able to get in elsewhere.

I can tell you that in NYU, if you are not absolutely confident that you are the best- you are standing quite a risk of not being accepted for a JSD. It is my understanding that starting last year they accept only 5 people for a JSD. Though they provide them with full funding for these studies, you must still take into account that provided the size of the program and the number of those interested in continuing, you may not het what you want. I don't know what the situation is elsewhere, but that's what NYU is like. You may take some comfort in the fact that with an LL.M in your filed from NYU, you may be able to get in elsewhere.
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Trisha

Thank you for the information.

But I still wonder if there is really a diferrence between those with LL.M degree form NYU and from Cornell when applying for JSD. Will graduates from NYU be considered more competitive than those from Cornell for the JSD application?

Trisha

Thank you for the information.

But I still wonder if there is really a diferrence between those with LL.M degree form NYU and from Cornell when applying for JSD. Will graduates from NYU be considered more competitive than those from Cornell for the JSD application?

Trisha
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reto

"NYU got the great location and excellent faculty in the area I pursue(feminist jurisprudence and sociolegal studies)"

Considering specifically on this factor, go for NYU.
There's more chance to get the advisor who's interested in your field.

"NYU got the great location and excellent faculty in the area I pursue(feminist jurisprudence and sociolegal studies)"

Considering specifically on this factor, go for NYU.
There's more chance to get the advisor who's interested in your field.
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