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MAB79

Dear all...So far I have been accepted to QMUL, KCL, Boston University (with a 15'000 Dollar grant) and Fordham...Still waitin for UCL, NYU and Columbia (my favourites).

But, if I will not get into one of the last three, I do not know at moment which one to go...Does anyone have an advise and an argument for it?

Dear all...So far I have been accepted to QMUL, KCL, Boston University (with a 15'000 Dollar grant) and Fordham...Still waitin for UCL, NYU and Columbia (my favourites).

But, if I will not get into one of the last three, I do not know at moment which one to go...Does anyone have an advise and an argument for it?
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Wheretogo_

I would go for any LLM in the US.

A lot more study options. modules semester wise and the overrall experience at University there.

You can always do one in the UK at a later stage. Fees are going up in the US like crazy and now is the time to go.

Wait for Columbia and NYU, but I would say LLM in the US all the way...!!! don't think twice!

I would go for any LLM in the US.

A lot more study options. modules semester wise and the overrall experience at University there.

You can always do one in the UK at a later stage. Fees are going up in the US like crazy and now is the time to go.

Wait for Columbia and NYU, but I would say LLM in the US all the way...!!! don't think twice!
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MAB79

Thanx a lot...I was just thinking that it might be advatageous to go to the UK, because they teach you common and civil law...but yes, I also tend to the US...

Thanx a lot...I was just thinking that it might be advatageous to go to the UK, because they teach you common and civil law...but yes, I also tend to the US...
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beicon

If I may barge in, Id go the UK. In fact, I also thought about going to the US when I first thought about the LLM, but because of the reasons below Ive changed my mind.

Among the choices youve got now I would say go to KCL. If you manage to be accepted to UCL, then go to UCL. An LLM from a US university is great, of course. I wouldnt dare say anything to the contrary, especially if you get into Columbia. But Im my humble opinion (and thats just my opinion, I dont purport to say any undeniable and incontestable truth), the whole LLM experience seems much better in the UK than in the US.

First, the price. LLMs in the UK even for overseas applicants are much cheaper than in the US (almost half the price actually). Second, KCL and UCL are amongst the best universities in the world (Im not talking about any specific ranking its just a fact that these universities are great and have a worldwide reputation). Of course, the US universities are also great, but I dont think youd be missing out much (or anything at all) just because youve chosen a UK-based university. In fact, in comparison with Boston and Fordham, I reckon youre actually much better off at KCL or UCL. Im not going to say anything about Columbia and NYU cause I know opinions vary too much and I dont plan on starting up a heated debate on this.

Then you have the fact that youre in Europe. Im sure theres plenty to see in the US, but there are thousands more places to go to in Europe (I dont know if you live in Europe, but since I dont thats a major factor for me).

Please do notice that none of my comments apply to you if youre actually thinking of going to the US in order to get a qualifying law degree and take the Bar exam. If thats your thing, than the US is definitely the way to go.

Anyway, thats my opinion and I might be just a little biassed because Im off to UCL in September.

If I may barge in, I’d go the UK. In fact, I also thought about going to the US when I first thought about the LLM, but because of the reasons below I’ve changed my mind.

Among the choices you’ve got now I would say go to KCL. If you manage to be accepted to UCL, then go to UCL. An LLM from a US university is great, of course. I wouldn’t dare say anything to the contrary, especially if you get into Columbia. But I’m my humble opinion (and that’s just my opinion, I don’t purport to say any undeniable and incontestable truth), the whole LLM experience seems much better in the UK than in the US.

First, the price. LLMs in the UK even for overseas applicants are much cheaper than in the US (almost half the price actually). Second, KCL and UCL are amongst the best universities in the world (I’m not talking about any specific ranking… it’s just a fact that these universities are great and have a worldwide reputation). Of course, the US universities are also great, but I don’t think you’d be missing out much (or anything at all) just because you’ve chosen a UK-based university. In fact, in comparison with Boston and Fordham, I reckon you’re actually much better off at KCL or UCL. I’m not going to say anything about Columbia and NYU ‘cause I know opinions vary too much and I don’t plan on starting up a heated debate on this.

Then you have the fact that you’re in Europe. I’m sure there’s plenty to see in the US, but there are thousands more places to go to in Europe (I don’t know if you live in Europe, but since I don’t that’s a major factor for me).

Please do notice that none of my comments apply to you if you’re actually thinking of going to the US in order to get a qualifying law degree and take the Bar exam. If that’s your thing, than the US is definitely the way to go.

Anyway, that’s my opinion and I might be just a little biassed because I’m off to UCL in September.
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MAB79

If I may barge in, Id go the UK. In fact, I also thought about going to the US when I first thought about the LLM, but because of the reasons below Ive changed my mind.

Among the choices youve got now I would say go to KCL. If you manage to be accepted to UCL, then go to UCL. An LLM from a US university is great, of course. I wouldnt dare say anything to the contrary, especially if you get into Columbia. But Im my humble opinion (and thats just my opinion, I dont purport to say any undeniable and incontestable truth), the whole LLM experience seems much better in the UK than in the US.

First, the price. LLMs in the UK even for overseas applicants are much cheaper than in the US (almost half the price actually). Second, KCL and UCL are amongst the best universities in the world (Im not talking about any specific ranking its just a fact that these universities are great and have a worldwide reputation). Of course, the US universities are also great, but I dont think youd be missing out much (or anything at all) just because youve chosen a UK-based university. In fact, in comparison with Boston and Fordham, I reckon youre actually much better off at KCL or UCL. Im not going to say anything about Columbia and NYU cause I know opinions vary too much and I dont plan on starting up a heated debate on this.

Then you have the fact that youre in Europe. Im sure theres plenty to see in the US, but there are thousands more places to go to in Europe (I dont know if you live in Europe, but since I dont thats a major factor for me).

Please do notice that none of my comments apply to you if youre actually thinking of going to the US in order to get a qualifying law degree and take the Bar exam. If thats your thing, than the US is definitely the way to go.

Anyway, thats my opinion and I might be just a little biassed because Im off to UCL in September.


Thank you very much. The Europe thing actually doesn't count for me, because I live in Europe and have been to all the places several times. That is why I kind of think London might be to close...

The price is true but only for tuition. Even NYC is not as expensive as London.


But of course you are right with the reputation. Not only for KCL or UCL but also for Queen Mary in ceertain fields...the same applies to Fordham and Boston. These are well recocknized unis with a great network worldwide and with a good reputation. And in Civil Law Europe, it doen't matter that much where you have earned your degree, but mor that you have earned it...

Therefore, I kind of support the idea of going to the US, but still I am not sure yet...

<blockquote>If I may barge in, I’d go the UK. In fact, I also thought about going to the US when I first thought about the LLM, but because of the reasons below I’ve changed my mind.

Among the choices you’ve got now I would say go to KCL. If you manage to be accepted to UCL, then go to UCL. An LLM from a US university is great, of course. I wouldn’t dare say anything to the contrary, especially if you get into Columbia. But I’m my humble opinion (and that’s just my opinion, I don’t purport to say any undeniable and incontestable truth), the whole LLM experience seems much better in the UK than in the US.

First, the price. LLMs in the UK even for overseas applicants are much cheaper than in the US (almost half the price actually). Second, KCL and UCL are amongst the best universities in the world (I’m not talking about any specific ranking… it’s just a fact that these universities are great and have a worldwide reputation). Of course, the US universities are also great, but I don’t think you’d be missing out much (or anything at all) just because you’ve chosen a UK-based university. In fact, in comparison with Boston and Fordham, I reckon you’re actually much better off at KCL or UCL. I’m not going to say anything about Columbia and NYU ‘cause I know opinions vary too much and I don’t plan on starting up a heated debate on this.

Then you have the fact that you’re in Europe. I’m sure there’s plenty to see in the US, but there are thousands more places to go to in Europe (I don’t know if you live in Europe, but since I don’t that’s a major factor for me).

Please do notice that none of my comments apply to you if you’re actually thinking of going to the US in order to get a qualifying law degree and take the Bar exam. If that’s your thing, than the US is definitely the way to go.

Anyway, that’s my opinion and I might be just a little biassed because I’m off to UCL in September. </blockquote>

Thank you very much. The Europe thing actually doesn't count for me, because I live in Europe and have been to all the places several times. That is why I kind of think London might be to close...

The price is true but only for tuition. Even NYC is not as expensive as London.


But of course you are right with the reputation. Not only for KCL or UCL but also for Queen Mary in ceertain fields...the same applies to Fordham and Boston. These are well recocknized unis with a great network worldwide and with a good reputation. And in Civil Law Europe, it doen't matter that much where you have earned your degree, but mor that you have earned it...

Therefore, I kind of support the idea of going to the US, but still I am not sure yet...
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lextra

Actually London's not so expensive as it used to be what with the recession. If you are not from the UK you would probably also benefit from how weak sterling is currently. I know 'cos I live and work in London. It's odd to regard this city as 'cheap' relative to the Eurozone, but there you go...

Actually London's not so expensive as it used to be what with the recession. If you are not from the UK you would probably also benefit from how weak sterling is currently. I know 'cos I live and work in London. It's odd to regard this city as 'cheap' relative to the Eurozone, but there you go...
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MAB79

Actually London's not so expensive as it used to be what with the recession. If you are not from the UK you would probably also benefit from how weak sterling is currently. I know 'cos I live and work in London. It's odd to regard this city as 'cheap' relative to the Eurozone, but there you go...


Hey there...thanks. Of course you are right and London is not that expensive anymore. But compared to the US it still is (of course I talk about the living expenses). If you take the swiss franc, the exchange rate for USD is 1:1, while the exchange rate for sterling is about 1:1,7...I've been to London three times last year and also was in NYC...and believe me: London was more expensive than NYC...starting from breakfast to the dvds I bought...

<blockquote>Actually London's not so expensive as it used to be what with the recession. If you are not from the UK you would probably also benefit from how weak sterling is currently. I know 'cos I live and work in London. It's odd to regard this city as 'cheap' relative to the Eurozone, but there you go...</blockquote>

Hey there...thanks. Of course you are right and London is not that expensive anymore. But compared to the US it still is (of course I talk about the living expenses). If you take the swiss franc, the exchange rate for USD is 1:1, while the exchange rate for sterling is about 1:1,7...I've been to London three times last year and also was in NYC...and believe me: London was more expensive than NYC...starting from breakfast to the dvds I bought...
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amt233

I've lived in both NY and London, and can confirm that the cost of living is indeed higher in London. However, tuition is drasticallymore expensive at the US schools (about double, and the discrepancy is even greater if you are an EU national, I believe). Good luck.

I've lived in both NY and London, and can confirm that the cost of living is indeed higher in London. However, tuition is drasticallymore expensive at the US schools (about double, and the discrepancy is even greater if you are an EU national, I believe). Good luck.
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