Berkeley v LSE


I received LLM offers from both Berkeley and LSE - I am looking to specialize in public international law. Does anyone have any thoughts on the two schools?
I received LLM offers from both Berkeley and LSE - I am looking to specialize in public international law. Does anyone have any thoughts on the two schools?
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Wheretogo_
I suspect and I am sure I am almost right that the Berkeley experience is much superior and fulfilling. Such a great university with a world leading law school.

The campus is gorgeous...LSE is LSE...in a city..busy, crowded, does not really match the Berkeley law experience.
I suspect and I am sure I am almost right that the Berkeley experience is much superior and fulfilling. Such a great university with a world leading law school.

The campus is gorgeous...LSE is LSE...in a city..busy, crowded, does not really match the Berkeley law experience.
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abclaw
That's interesting. I haven't visited Berkeley campus, but comparing the faculty members at the two places, LSE appears to be stronger.

What specifically makes Berkeley far superior?
That's interesting. I haven't visited Berkeley campus, but comparing the faculty members at the two places, LSE appears to be stronger.

What specifically makes Berkeley far superior?
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Wheretogo_
When it comes to schools like both, I did not even bother to compare the faculties. Both are leading law schools and the faculties are going always going to be strong.

However, an LLM is more than just the faculty, its the overall experience. It is my view that Berkeley will prove a superior and more enriching experience than LSE - the campus, the fact that it is Berkeley, taking classes in other departments if you wish, the overall experience of an American university with an interesting history, etc.
When it comes to schools like both, I did not even bother to compare the faculties. Both are leading law schools and the faculties are going always going to be strong.

However, an LLM is more than just the faculty, its the overall experience. It is my view that Berkeley will prove a superior and more enriching experience than LSE - the campus, the fact that it is Berkeley, taking classes in other departments if you wish, the overall experience of an American university with an interesting history, etc.

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abclaw
The campus - I haven't visited Berkeley campus. What about the Berkeley campus makes it better?

The fact that it is Berkeley? Does Berkeley carry more weight than the LSE? Esp in public international law, look at the number of ICJ judges with LSE affiliation.

Taking classes in other departments if you wish - is this an option on the Berkeley LLM? Which modules would one want to take outside the law school anyway?

The overall experience of an American university with an interesting history - is the Berkeley history more interesting than the LSE? LSE was founded by Fabian socialists at the end of the 20th century.

I am not necessarily disagreeing with you, but interested to see any concrete reasons to prefer one over the other.

To me the two most important factors are (1) the content and quality of the course, and (2) the faculty members.

Fluffy views on taking modules in other departments (this is something hardly any LLM student would do anyway) and "experience" doesn't mean much.
The campus - I haven't visited Berkeley campus. What about the Berkeley campus makes it better?

The fact that it is Berkeley? Does Berkeley carry more weight than the LSE? Esp in public international law, look at the number of ICJ judges with LSE affiliation.

Taking classes in other departments if you wish - is this an option on the Berkeley LLM? Which modules would one want to take outside the law school anyway?

The overall experience of an American university with an interesting history - is the Berkeley history more interesting than the LSE? LSE was founded by Fabian socialists at the end of the 20th century.

I am not necessarily disagreeing with you, but interested to see any concrete reasons to prefer one over the other.

To me the two most important factors are (1) the content and quality of the course, and (2) the faculty members.

Fluffy views on taking modules in other departments (this is something hardly any LLM student would do anyway) and "experience" doesn't mean much.
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Wheretogo_
Contact alumni of both. They are the most qualified people to answer your questions.
Contact alumni of both. They are the most qualified people to answer your questions.
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