5 Law school which is better?


NoonA

If you have been accepted to these Law schools which school you would like to attend, and why?

1- Georgetown University
2- Washington University in st. Louise
3- Tufts University, Fletcher school of Law and Diplomacy
4- Suffolk University
5- University of Miami


Personally, Im considering attending Georgetown or Tufts University but still not sure I need your help guys!

If you have been accepted to these Law schools which school you would like to attend, and why?

1- Georgetown University
2- Washington University in st. Louise
3- Tufts University, Fletcher school of Law and Diplomacy
4- Suffolk University
5- University of Miami


Personally, I’m considering attending Georgetown or Tufts University but still not sure I need your help guys!


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Georgetown! You can't be wrong!

Georgetown! You can't be wrong!
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Georgetown, best ranked.

Georgetown, best ranked.
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NoonA

Hi Guys,

Thanks for replay, but I want to add something that my acceptence at GU for the 2 years LLM program, and the others 1 year LLM program.
dose it worth 2 years for the LLM?

Hi Guys,

Thanks for replay, but I want to add something that my acceptence at GU for the 2 years LLM program, and the others 1 year LLM program.
dose it worth 2 years for the LLM?
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ipilar

Depends on what you are studying. You're probably doing international law, based on what you put down. On your list, it's Fletcher or Georgetown; the others don't compare, although Suffolk has a fine regional reputation. The Fletcher LLM is quite unique, although just to clarify: it's not a law school, so doesn't appear on law school rankings. The Fletcher program is very small (around 20 students) and mostly non-US students. Georgetown will offer a wider range of courses, as Fletcher only does international.

Depends on what you are studying. You're probably doing international law, based on what you put down. On your list, it's Fletcher or Georgetown; the others don't compare, although Suffolk has a fine regional reputation. The Fletcher LLM is quite unique, although just to clarify: it's not a law school, so doesn't appear on law school rankings. The Fletcher program is very small (around 20 students) and mostly non-US students. Georgetown will offer a wider range of courses, as Fletcher only does international.
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NoonA

Depends on what you are studying. You're probably doing international law, based on what you put down. On your list, it's Fletcher or Georgetown; the others don't compare, although Suffolk has a fine regional reputation. The Fletcher LLM is quite unique, although just to clarify: it's not a law school, so doesn't appear on law school rankings. The Fletcher program is very small (around 20 students) and mostly non-US students. Georgetown will offer a wider range of courses, as Fletcher only does international.


Thanks here too! I'm still thinking, yes I'm doing the internatinoal law but my plan after that to apply for the s.J.D.

<blockquote>Depends on what you are studying. You're probably doing international law, based on what you put down. On your list, it's Fletcher or Georgetown; the others don't compare, although Suffolk has a fine regional reputation. The Fletcher LLM is quite unique, although just to clarify: it's not a law school, so doesn't appear on law school rankings. The Fletcher program is very small (around 20 students) and mostly non-US students. Georgetown will offer a wider range of courses, as Fletcher only does international. </blockquote>

Thanks here too! I'm still thinking, yes I'm doing the internatinoal law but my plan after that to apply for the s.J.D.
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richardcjy

Hello there,

If your ultimate goal is to apply for the S.J.D. program after your LLM, I will strongly suggest you to consider schools which offer SJD degree. In this case it will be either GTown or WashU.

FYR:)

Hello there,

If your ultimate goal is to apply for the S.J.D. program after your LLM, I will strongly suggest you to consider schools which offer SJD degree. In this case it will be either GTown or WashU.

FYR:)
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ipilar

Well, some schools don't accept students into SJD programs from their own LLM. And there is something to be said for doing the degrees at different institutions, so I wouldn't necessary look at places that offer SJDs in order to decide where to do a LLM.

Well, some schools don't accept students into SJD programs from their own LLM. And there is something to be said for doing the degrees at different institutions, so I wouldn't necessary look at places that offer SJDs in order to decide where to do a LLM.
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Humber

If any doctoral degree (not just SJD) is fine, then I'd really consider Tufts. Their programme seems really impressive. I didn't apply in time, so I'll go to Georgetown now, but I will definetly apply for the Tufts PhD. The Georgetown SJD seems just short, nasty and expensive:)

If any doctoral degree (not just SJD) is fine, then I'd really consider Tufts. Their programme seems really impressive. I didn't apply in time, so I'll go to Georgetown now, but I will definetly apply for the Tufts PhD. The Georgetown SJD seems just short, nasty and expensive:)
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nriattorne...

Well, I will vote for Washington University in St. Louis. That is just as good as any Ivy League and carry a great value in the academic world.

Well, I will vote for Washington University in St. Louis. That is just as good as any Ivy League and carry a great value in the academic world.
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chemneo

general misconception: If a Law school in US ranked high, its LL.M. program should be good.
reality: there is absolutely minimal corelation between having a high ranked JD program and their LL.M. programs.

general misconception: If a Law school in US ranked high, its LL.M. program should be good.
reality: there is absolutely minimal corelation between having a high ranked JD program and their LL.M. programs.
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An LLM Program should be as good as the faculty teaching. To suggest there is no correlation between law school ranking and LLM is an over-simplification. A good professor will not be affiliated with a lower ranked law school.

There is no ABA accreditation for any LLM program. You can check the ABA yourself. While the ABA will review an LLM program to determine whether there is or is not a detrimental effect on the JD program... which is the sole focal point of ABA accreditation... if there is no detrimental effect, the ABA neither condemns nor condones, just acquieces to the program. Thus, if the LLM program a student is considering has worthy faculty, my 2 cents is that the program will be good. The rest is all smoke and mirrors, perception, and all that good stuff.

As an example, maybe LLM in Tax from NYU or U Fla is considered. And the student from U. Miami or U. Boston is better all around with appropriate experience, who gets the job? Maybe in close calls and tough choices, the spoils go to the student from the better perceived program, but in general....

An LLM Program should be as good as the faculty teaching. To suggest there is no correlation between law school ranking and LLM is an over-simplification. A good professor will not be affiliated with a lower ranked law school.

There is no ABA accreditation for any LLM program. You can check the ABA yourself. While the ABA will review an LLM program to determine whether there is or is not a detrimental effect on the JD program... which is the sole focal point of ABA accreditation... if there is no detrimental effect, the ABA neither condemns nor condones, just acquieces to the program. Thus, if the LLM program a student is considering has worthy faculty, my 2 cents is that the program will be good. The rest is all smoke and mirrors, perception, and all that good stuff.

As an example, maybe LLM in Tax from NYU or U Fla is considered. And the student from U. Miami or U. Boston is better all around with appropriate experience, who gets the job? Maybe in close calls and tough choices, the spoils go to the student from the better perceived program, but in general....
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chemneo

A student must expect some substantive and objective criterium in definition of "correlation"

Unfortunately in USA, lack of accreditation of programs by ABA results--I may say--ironic situations. Many of the praised and high ranked JD programs perceive LL.M. students as source of profiting, you can easily go online and check their required TOEFL or IELTS scores; the median score for a iBT TOEFL is around 82 which means many of the applicants virtually cannot speak English in an graduate level academic environment.

Or worse, in cases of extremely well regarded and so called ivy league schools; many of them do not even administer a grading system, but rather give pass-fail grades and/or--worse-- segregate their LL.M. students from JDs ...

I have been constantly researching these programs, and until now, the only "objective" and tangible criteria that I found is the "tuition" : it is always either same or twice of the ordinary tuition. So you may expect paying big bucks for a name.

A student must expect some substantive and objective criterium in definition of "correlation"

Unfortunately in USA, lack of accreditation of programs by ABA results--I may say--ironic situations. Many of the praised and high ranked JD programs perceive LL.M. students as source of profiting, you can easily go online and check their required TOEFL or IELTS scores; the median score for a iBT TOEFL is around 82 which means many of the applicants virtually cannot speak English in an graduate level academic environment.

Or worse, in cases of extremely well regarded and so called ivy league schools; many of them do not even administer a grading system, but rather give pass-fail grades and/or--worse-- segregate their LL.M. students from JDs ...

I have been constantly researching these programs, and until now, the only "objective" and tangible criteria that I found is the "tuition" : it is always either same or twice of the ordinary tuition. So you may expect paying big bucks for a name.
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Pharrell

In my opinion-
1. Georgetown
2. Washington University in st. Louise\ ....... and Tufts University, Fletcher school of Law and Diplomacy.
3. Miami
4. Suffolk

In my opinion-
1. Georgetown
2. Washington University in st. Louise\ ....... and Tufts University, Fletcher school of Law and Diplomacy.
3. Miami
4. Suffolk
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