LSE or Columbia


sapphire
Hi!

I have gotten through London School of Economics (LSE) and Columbia. I have to make a decision in the next few days.

Can you please give your view on which is a better college to choose. I am interested in Corporate Laws. Thanks.
Hi!

I have gotten through London School of Economics (LSE) and Columbia. I have to make a decision in the next few days.

Can you please give your view on which is a better college to choose. I am interested in Corporate Laws. Thanks.
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Good Gosh
they're both more or less comparable. i would decide based on where you hoped to practice (if the US, definitely go to Columbia), whether you prefer to live in the US or the UK, and above all check out the course catalogues and see which you prefer.

finally, there is the issue of the physical campus. the LSE is in a gorgeous part of London (holborn/chancery lane/covent garden), and the campus is v v nice. i've visited columbia law school, and my impression was that it was quite glum and run down, as well as a stone's throw from harlem (not the nicest part of manhattan). nyu law, on the other hand, is in greenwich and in a great building.

good luck with your decision!
they're both more or less comparable. i would decide based on where you hoped to practice (if the US, definitely go to Columbia), whether you prefer to live in the US or the UK, and above all check out the course catalogues and see which you prefer.

finally, there is the issue of the physical campus. the LSE is in a gorgeous part of London (holborn/chancery lane/covent garden), and the campus is v v nice. i've visited columbia law school, and my impression was that it was quite glum and run down, as well as a stone's throw from harlem (not the nicest part of manhattan). nyu law, on the other hand, is in greenwich and in a great building.

good luck with your decision!
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Good Gosh
oh and one more thing, tuition at columbia is twice the lse, which would make me more likely to go for the lse.
oh and one more thing, tuition at columbia is twice the lse, which would make me more likely to go for the lse.
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I really don't think there is not much of a comparison. If corporate laws, M&A and securities is your area of focus, CLS would the best law school on either side of the Atlantic. The reputation of CLS in corporate law firms around the world is unmatched. If costs is an issue, you must remember LLM is an investment for the future and the returns will only be in the long run. As regards campus, even LSE does not have much of a campus, true CLS is located in Harlem and the building from the outside does not at all look impressive but I don't see how that has anything do with what happens inside the building.
However make an informed decision and go to the school which suits your area of interest and future career aspirations.
I really don't think there is not much of a comparison. If corporate laws, M&A and securities is your area of focus, CLS would the best law school on either side of the Atlantic. The reputation of CLS in corporate law firms around the world is unmatched. If costs is an issue, you must remember LLM is an investment for the future and the returns will only be in the long run. As regards campus, even LSE does not have much of a campus, true CLS is located in Harlem and the building from the outside does not at all look impressive but I don't see how that has anything do with what happens inside the building.
However make an informed decision and go to the school which suits your area of interest and future career aspirations.
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mikado
I think there is simply no comparison regarding LLM experience and prestige, Columbia hands down. However, if tuition is a problem or if you wish to work in the UK, LSE is a great university with excellent reputation around the world as well.
I think there is simply no comparison regarding LLM experience and prestige, Columbia hands down. However, if tuition is a problem or if you wish to work in the UK, LSE is a great university with excellent reputation around the world as well.

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Good Gosh
I really don't think there is not much of a comparison. If corporate laws, M&A and securities is your area of focus, CLS would the best law school on either side of the Atlantic.


with respect what is of relevance is whether you want to learn AMERICAN or alternatively ENGLISH/EU law. a CLS LLM won't help you one bit on this (english) side of the Atlantic unless you practice American law.
<blockquote>I really don't think there is not much of a comparison. If corporate laws, M&A and securities is your area of focus, CLS would the best law school on either side of the Atlantic.</blockquote>

with respect what is of relevance is whether you want to learn AMERICAN or alternatively ENGLISH/EU law. a CLS LLM won't help you one bit on this (english) side of the Atlantic unless you practice American law.
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sapphire
Hi All!
Thanks for sharing your views. I feel that for pursuing LLM in corporate laws from Columbia may be a better option but LSE seems to be more popular in India. Also, reason could be that people from India generally prefer to pursue LLM from UK, UK being a commonwealth country.
Though tution does play an important role in choosing a college, I do not wish to make it the main criteria and therefore tution fees is not my major concern. I'm in a dilema to make a choice.
Hi All!
Thanks for sharing your views. I feel that for pursuing LLM in corporate laws from Columbia may be a better option but LSE seems to be more popular in India. Also, reason could be that people from India generally prefer to pursue LLM from UK, UK being a commonwealth country.
Though tution does play an important role in choosing a college, I do not wish to make it the main criteria and therefore tution fees is not my major concern. I'm in a dilema to make a choice.
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