Berkeley v. Columbia


zloebis

Hi everyone, I got in both schools and would like to study general corporate law. Would like to have your views on this :)

Hi everyone, I got in both schools and would like to study general corporate law. Would like to have your views on this :)
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VERT

I faced a similar dillema and chose Columbia. My main interest is on securities law.

I faced a similar dillema and chose Columbia. My main interest is on securities law.
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Wheretogo_

Well done VERT!

I am applying for fall 2011 to other schools. It would be good to have some input on your experience.
I am not applying to schools in NY though!

Well done VERT!

I am applying for fall 2011 to other schools. It would be good to have some input on your experience.
I am not applying to schools in NY though!

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michaelcor...

lots of people who are interested in corporate law seem to go to columbia. i went to columbia and had a feast of corporate law classes which are corporations, securities, bankruptcy, m&a, banking, international commercial transactions, investment arbitration)

but there are so many other classes that i didn't take, but were corporate as well, which include private equity, financial statement analysis, capital markets [which is basically the 34 act, and securities is the 33 act], antitrust, international commercial arbitration, construction industry arbitration, insurance law, corp rehab, international securities regulation, international bankruptcy, etc.

but what i appreciate in columbia is the breadth and depth of its other offerings. i've had the chance to take classes on IP, international law, and trade law. others who are primarily corporate lawyers have had the chance to venture out in their other fields of interest. some decided to do a UN externship, i know someone who supplemented her corp law classes with a seminar on homelessness and someone did a gender studies class.

also columbia is in UWS and is a short commute from lots of nice places. i was also counting last night -- i've watched 15 operas while in new york! i think i should write a paper on that to get academic credit!

lots of people who are interested in corporate law seem to go to columbia. i went to columbia and had a feast of corporate law classes which are corporations, securities, bankruptcy, m&a, banking, international commercial transactions, investment arbitration)

but there are so many other classes that i didn't take, but were corporate as well, which include private equity, financial statement analysis, capital markets [which is basically the 34 act, and securities is the 33 act], antitrust, international commercial arbitration, construction industry arbitration, insurance law, corp rehab, international securities regulation, international bankruptcy, etc.

but what i appreciate in columbia is the breadth and depth of its other offerings. i've had the chance to take classes on IP, international law, and trade law. others who are primarily corporate lawyers have had the chance to venture out in their other fields of interest. some decided to do a UN externship, i know someone who supplemented her corp law classes with a seminar on homelessness and someone did a gender studies class.

also columbia is in UWS and is a short commute from lots of nice places. i was also counting last night -- i've watched 15 operas while in new york! i think i should write a paper on that to get academic credit!
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grugani

I had the same dilemma and chose Berkeley. Couldn't be happier. I'm having lots of interesting courses in Corporate Law (securities, finance, accounting, antitrust, M&A, law & economics) with top tier professors, and some courses which are focused on specific Silicon Valley practice (venture capital, M&A in high tech). Now I'm heading to NY for an internship and will enjoy the east coast.

I had the same dilemma and chose Berkeley. Couldn't be happier. I'm having lots of interesting courses in Corporate Law (securities, finance, accounting, antitrust, M&A, law & economics) with top tier professors, and some courses which are focused on specific Silicon Valley practice (venture capital, M&A in high tech). Now I'm heading to NY for an internship and will enjoy the east coast.
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gayatrikmr

Can neone shed some light on Oxford v Berkeley??

i want to do corp law too.. but the reason m inclined towards Ox is coz its Oxford!

Can neone shed some light on Oxford v Berkeley??

i want to do corp law too.. but the reason m inclined towards Ox is coz its Oxford!
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zloebis

Thank you everyone! After much consideration, I've decided to attend Columbia :)

Thank you everyone! After much consideration, I've decided to attend Columbia :)
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petersta

columbia is much better--in every respect.

columbia is much better--in every respect.
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c.ronaldo

I had to make the same choice. ;) now, I am going to CLS :)

I had to make the same choice. ;) now, I am going to CLS :)
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