2 Year LLM now, and got admitted to Berkeley. Need ur ADVICE


Hi,

My name is Claire. I am a Belgian student ( currently at the 2 year LL.M in USC). I got admitted to Berkeley ( traditional track) 2017-2018.

I need your advice. I've already taken 7 credits for NY Bar. Will Berkeley transfer those credits?

I emailed them, but they will reply ASAP .... I need to know now... I must make a decision

I know it is personal, subjective, but if you were in my place. What would you do?

I look forward to hearing from you. Please share any useful information.

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Hi,

My name is Claire. I am a Belgian student ( currently at the 2 year LL.M in USC). I got admitted to Berkeley ( traditional track) 2017-2018.

I need your advice. I've already taken 7 credits for NY Bar. Will Berkeley transfer those credits?

I emailed them, but they will reply ASAP .... I need to know now... I must make a decision

I know it is personal, subjective, but if you were in my place. What would you do?

I look forward to hearing from you. Please share any useful information.

.
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If you can collect those 24 credits during your academic year at Berkeley, why those 7 credits should be an obstacle (even if let's say they won't transfer them)?
If you can collect those 24 credits during your academic year at Berkeley, why those 7 credits should be an obstacle (even if let's say they won't transfer them)?
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ayer
The credits for NY Bar will be considered by the NY Bar. The answer is yes from the point of NY Bar. On the other hand, Berkeley will definately count the 7 credit for Specilisation, It supposed to be written on the Web. 7 credits to be counted By Berkeley issue should be considered and discussed with the Berkeley Admission Office.

[Edited by ayer on Mar 24, 2017]

The credits for NY Bar will be considered by the NY Bar. The answer is yes from the point of NY Bar. On the other hand, Berkeley will definately count the 7 credit for Specilisation, It supposed to be written on the Web. 7 credits to be counted By Berkeley issue should be considered and discussed with the Berkeley Admission Office.
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ayer
By the way, USC has a strong alumni support after graduation and their reputation is were good especially in California. I would consider the money and the schoolarship issue. If you dont care about the money just go for berkeley.
By the way, USC has a strong alumni support after graduation and their reputation is were good especially in California. I would consider the money and the schoolarship issue. If you dont care about the money just go for berkeley.
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If you can collect those 24 credits during your academic year at Berkeley, why those 7 credits should be an obstacle (even if let's say they won't transfer them)?


You are right. Thanks
[quote]If you can collect those 24 credits during your academic year at Berkeley, why those 7 credits should be an obstacle (even if let's say they won't transfer them)? [/quote]

You are right. Thanks
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The credits for NY Bar will be considered by the NY Bar. The answer is yes from the point of NY Bar. On the other hand, Berkeley will definately count the 7 credit for Specilisation, It supposed to be written on the Web. 7 credits to be counted By Berkeley issue should be considered and discussed with the Berkeley Admission Office.


I am not sure whether they are going to count the 7 credit or not.
[quote]The credits for NY Bar will be considered by the NY Bar. The answer is yes from the point of NY Bar. On the other hand, Berkeley will definately count the 7 credit for Specilisation, It supposed to be written on the Web. 7 credits to be counted By Berkeley issue should be considered and discussed with the Berkeley Admission Office. [/quote]

I am not sure whether they are going to count the 7 credit or not.

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ayer
If you can collect those 24 credits during your academic year at Berkeley, why those 7 credits should be an obstacle (even if let's say they won't transfer them)?


You are right. Thanks[/quote

[Edited by ayer on Mar 24, 2017]

[quote][quote]If you can collect those 24 credits during your academic year at Berkeley, why those 7 credits should be an obstacle (even if let's say they won't transfer them)? [/quote]

You are right. Thanks[/quote
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Any other suggestion guys?
Any other suggestion guys?
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Any other suggestion guys?


In your case I think I would stay at USC because:

1. I feel that in your resume will be better if is established that you attend a 2 years LLM than established that you attend one year of the 2 years LLM and then a normal LLM at Berkeley.

2. I am certainly that Berkeley will not transfer the credits so maybe you will have to take courses that you already took. If you stay in USC you can take new courses so you will have deeper preparation.

3. If money matters and Berkeley would be more affordable is better to move, but for my experience I know that the scholarships offered by Berkeley are smaller than USC scholarships (both have a good ranking and the difference is not such big -Berkeley at 12 and USC at 19-).

In my opinion only schools that worth to pay full tuition are the top 3... Yale, Harvard and Stanford.

4. Finally the brand of Berkeley is better in law industry (no so much significant difference with USC) but the USC network is much better than Berkeley.

It is only my opinion and I hope that you find it helpfull. I know that you will take the better decision for your interests.
[quote]Any other suggestion guys?
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In your case I think I would stay at USC because:

1. I feel that in your resume will be better if is established that you attend a 2 years LLM than established that you attend one year of the 2 years LLM and then a normal LLM at Berkeley.

2. I am certainly that Berkeley will not transfer the credits so maybe you will have to take courses that you already took. If you stay in USC you can take new courses so you will have deeper preparation.

3. If money matters and Berkeley would be more affordable is better to move, but for my experience I know that the scholarships offered by Berkeley are smaller than USC scholarships (both have a good ranking and the difference is not such big -Berkeley at 12 and USC at 19-).

In my opinion only schools that worth to pay full tuition are the top 3... Yale, Harvard and Stanford.

4. Finally the brand of Berkeley is better in law industry (no so much significant difference with USC) but the USC network is much better than Berkeley.

It is only my opinion and I hope that you find it helpfull. I know that you will take the better decision for your interests.
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