UCL or LSE


sapphire

Hi!

I have received offers from UCL, LSE and NYU. I am a little (actually more than a little :-) ) confused as to which one should I opt for out of these...

Can somebody give me some pointers.. Specially between UCL and LSE. While I guess LSE is more popular, UCL is ranked higher.

All suggestions are welcome!

Hi!

I have received offers from UCL, LSE and NYU. I am a little (actually more than a little :-) ) confused as to which one should I opt for out of these...

Can somebody give me some pointers.. Specially between UCL and LSE. While I guess LSE is more popular, UCL is ranked higher.

All suggestions are welcome!
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Medland

What do you want to study? Where did you do your first law degree?

What do you want to study? Where did you do your first law degree?
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sapphire

Hi!
I have completed my first law degree from India and am looking to focus on corporate laws. I have been working since past four years.

Hi!
I have completed my first law degree from India and am looking to focus on corporate laws. I have been working since past four years.
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Medland

I think it all depends on what you want to do with your degree - I think in the UK both schools are very highly regarded and top graduates will be able to find jobs from either program. Overall though, I found LSE has course offerings that better suited what I was looking for.

However, if you plan to return home, I would do some research on the brand value of the two institutions back in India. In Canada, its very clear - LSE is well known and highly regarded, while UCL is not as well known (even though its still highly regarded by those who do know it).

There is a lot of variables in play and I dont think you can go wrong with either institution. Nevertheless, I think in most places outside the UK, LSE is better recognized.

I think it all depends on what you want to do with your degree - I think in the UK both schools are very highly regarded and top graduates will be able to find jobs from either program. Overall though, I found LSE has course offerings that better suited what I was looking for.

However, if you plan to return home, I would do some research on the brand value of the two institutions back in India. In Canada, its very clear - LSE is well known and highly regarded, while UCL is not as well known (even though its still highly regarded by those who do know it).

There is a lot of variables in play and I dont think you can go wrong with either institution. Nevertheless, I think in most places outside the UK, LSE is better recognized.
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sapphire

Thanks! While in India also I feel LSE is more popular, however, in recent times, its rankings have been declining. Thats what is making me feel a little concerned.

Thanks! While in India also I feel LSE is more popular, however, in recent times, its rankings have been declining. Thats what is making me feel a little concerned.
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Medland

Pleasure! Best of luck - let me know if you plan to attend LSE - I'm sure we will share a few courses...

Pleasure! Best of luck - let me know if you plan to attend LSE - I'm sure we will share a few courses...
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sapphire

Sure.will do that. :-)
It seems you are enrolling with LSE. Have you heard from Penn?

Sure.will do that. :-)
It seems you are enrolling with LSE. Have you heard from Penn?
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Medland

No just got the "still waitlisted" email from PENN. LSE was my number one choice though so I'm still feeling good.

No just got the "still waitlisted" email from PENN. LSE was my number one choice though so I'm still feeling good.
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Interalia

I'm going against the grain and I have no stake in either schools. But I prefer UCL myself. LSE may have the better school reputation, but I prefer the individual prof reputation much better at UCL

I'm going against the grain and I have no stake in either schools. But I prefer UCL myself. LSE may have the better school reputation, but I prefer the individual prof reputation much better at UCL
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Medland

Out of curiosity Interalia, what do you wish to study?

Out of curiosity Interalia, what do you wish to study?
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glau912

I'm going against the grain and I have no stake in either schools. But I prefer UCL myself. LSE may have the better school reputation, but I prefer the individual prof reputation much better at UCL


yes. Definitely agree.
I have met several LLB graduates from LSE and UCL in HKU, they all are studying practice course. LSE graduates are no match to UCL graduates in terms of learning attitude, legal knowledge and problem solving skills.
I wonder LSE really is worth their reputation.

<blockquote>I'm going against the grain and I have no stake in either schools. But I prefer UCL myself. LSE may have the better school reputation, but I prefer the individual prof reputation much better at UCL</blockquote>

yes. Definitely agree.
I have met several LLB graduates from LSE and UCL in HKU, they all are studying practice course. LSE graduates are no match to UCL graduates in terms of learning attitude, legal knowledge and problem solving skills.
I wonder LSE really is worth their reputation.
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ludi

Check the rankings. I think in all rankings UCL is in overall higher ranked than LSE. So take UCL. That what i did. Currently in the LLM 2010-2011 programme, and its awesome!

Check the rankings. I think in all rankings UCL is in overall higher ranked than LSE. So take UCL. That what i did. Currently in the LLM 2010-2011 programme, and its awesome!
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