Boston vs Fordham


BUB
Hi all,

Which do you think is the best to study for an LL.M. Fordham or Boston University?

I guess the student life in Boston is great, and moreover BU seems to have a higher rank, but on the other hand, Fordham is in Manhattan and it must be incredible to study there.

Well, i definetly don't know which one to choose.

Someone knows if it will be possible to work in the U.S with one of these LL.M (and Bar exam)

Thanks a lot for your answer which will be very helpful in my choice ;)
Hi all,

Which do you think is the best to study for an LL.M. Fordham or Boston University?

I guess the student life in Boston is great, and moreover BU seems to have a higher rank, but on the other hand, Fordham is in Manhattan and it must be incredible to study there.

Well, i definetly don't know which one to choose.

Someone knows if it will be possible to work in the U.S with one of these LL.M (and Bar exam)

Thanks a lot for your answer which will be very helpful in my choice ;)


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ksimmonds
does BU have a higher ranking for the LL.M program? I don't know....Fordham is ranked number 6 in the country for its LL.M. As for whether it is better for you- that really depends on what u r looking for. Manhattan offers a real fast paced, fun and exciting time jam packed with social events, culture and a generally more liberal way of life. The job prospect for LL.Ms in general is pretty dire- you would be very very lucky to be looked at by prospective employers unless you go to the traditional ivy league schools, i.e NYU, Columbia, Penn, Harvard etc. However, if you are a sociable person and great at making contacts, this is how ur LL.M will help u in the city and especially if you are an experienced attorney in your home country and you find out which firms are looking to play in your "market". However, be warned this can be a tough and lonely city sometimes and the people can be very charming or prone to "new york courtesy". However, if you are a go-getter than this is definetly a place for you to be..there's no other "buzz" like walking on the streets at 4am and the world is still awake! This is truly the greatest experience i have ever had and i have lived in many places around the world. Best of luck.
Kim Simmonds

P.s- the International Business and Trade Law program at Fordham is really excellent..if you do chose this program take Professor Moore's classes...it will be worth all your money!
does BU have a higher ranking for the LL.M program? I don't know....Fordham is ranked number 6 in the country for its LL.M. As for whether it is better for you- that really depends on what u r looking for. Manhattan offers a real fast paced, fun and exciting time jam packed with social events, culture and a generally more liberal way of life. The job prospect for LL.Ms in general is pretty dire- you would be very very lucky to be looked at by prospective employers unless you go to the traditional ivy league schools, i.e NYU, Columbia, Penn, Harvard etc. However, if you are a sociable person and great at making contacts, this is how ur LL.M will help u in the city and especially if you are an experienced attorney in your home country and you find out which firms are looking to play in your "market". However, be warned this can be a tough and lonely city sometimes and the people can be very charming or prone to "new york courtesy". However, if you are a go-getter than this is definetly a place for you to be..there's no other "buzz" like walking on the streets at 4am and the world is still awake! This is truly the greatest experience i have ever had and i have lived in many places around the world. Best of luck.
Kim Simmonds

P.s- the International Business and Trade Law program at Fordham is really excellent..if you do chose this program take Professor Moore's classes...it will be worth all your money!
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BUB
Thank you kim for these advice.

But, I still don't know .. I mean an LL.M. is very expensive and I really want to make the best investment. I haven't yet found the edgy argument in favor of one of them...the problem is that I have just few days to choose!!

I wonder what an American employer, in general, would prefer: A graduated from Fordham or from Boston? Any idea?!
Thank you kim for these advice.

But, I still don't know .. I mean an LL.M. is very expensive and I really want to make the best investment. I haven't yet found the edgy argument in favor of one of them...the problem is that I have just few days to choose!!

I wonder what an American employer, in general, would prefer: A graduated from Fordham or from Boston? Any idea?!
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Mandingo
Please people enough with the bogus AUAP rankings..
Please people enough with the bogus AUAP rankings..
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I think auap is less persuasive reference than that of the US News. Though the latter is for JD, it is much more famous and also a persuasive reference for international students who intend apply to llm programs in the US.In the US NEWS , BU is actually at a better ranking. In addition, BU's llm in banking and financial law is particularly excellent.
I think auap is less persuasive reference than that of the US News. Though the latter is for JD, it is much more famous and also a persuasive reference for international students who intend apply to llm programs in the US.In the US NEWS , BU is actually at a better ranking. In addition, BU's llm in banking and financial law is particularly excellent.
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ukunit
BUB,

I have got the same choice : BU or Fordham ! but for me there is no doubt : FORDHAM !! Fordham is in NYC and that is very important for me ! A llm is very expensive and I really want to enjoy my year in USA;NYC is so wonderfull ! moreover, Fordham is a very good university even if it has not the same rank than BU !
BUB,

I have got the same choice : BU or Fordham ! but for me there is no doubt : FORDHAM !! Fordham is in NYC and that is very important for me ! A llm is very expensive and I really want to enjoy my year in USA;NYC is so wonderfull ! moreover, Fordham is a very good university even if it has not the same rank than BU !

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BUB
ukunit,

I can understand your reasons, but I'm not going to the US to enjoy, even if I take it into account, I'm going there for hard work during one year, I thus want to go to the best place I can.
ukunit,

I can understand your reasons, but I'm not going to the US to enjoy, even if I take it into account, I'm going there for hard work during one year, I thus want to go to the best place I can.
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AIE
At the end?........

BU or Fordham? Fordham or BU?
I have the same choice to do, and I have no ID!!!
In IP/IT particularly, which one is the best?

Please help!!!!
At the end?........

BU or Fordham? Fordham or BU?
I have the same choice to do, and I have no ID!!!
In IP/IT particularly, which one is the best?

Please help!!!!
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tortello
Ciao ragazzi...

Let me explain a very simple and pacific concept: it's not so much important if you get the llm in Boston or NYC or Washington; only your final results, capacities, and communications abilities will determine if you will get an offer from a top law firm or not. Legal Employers don't recruit a certificate but a person...

Cheers Tortello
Ciao ragazzi...

Let me explain a very simple and pacific concept: it's not so much important if you get the llm in Boston or NYC or Washington; only your final results, capacities, and communications abilities will determine if you will get an offer from a top law firm or not. Legal Employers don't recruit a certificate but a person...

Cheers Tortello
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PR
I think auap is less persuasive reference than that of the US News. Though the latter is for JD, it is much more famous and also a persuasive reference for international students who intend apply to llm programs in the US.In the US NEWS , BU is actually at a better ranking. In addition, BU's llm in banking and financial law is particularly excellent.


Hi i have applied for my LLM in Banking and Financial Law can u please tell me more about it. I have an email from them asking me to fix up a phone interview. Can u tell me wht they r looking for...
Thanks
<blockquote>I think auap is less persuasive reference than that of the US News. Though the latter is for JD, it is much more famous and also a persuasive reference for international students who intend apply to llm programs in the US.In the US NEWS , BU is actually at a better ranking. In addition, BU's llm in banking and financial law is particularly excellent.</blockquote>

Hi i have applied for my LLM in Banking and Financial Law can u please tell me more about it. I have an email from them asking me to fix up a phone interview. Can u tell me wht they r looking for...
Thanks

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deni
Hi PR,
I had my interview yesterday with the Assistant Director. The staff at the Foreign Programs Office is really nice.
She spoke about the program and wanted to know my personal and professional reasons to pursue the LL.M. Degree. She asked if I had any questions about the progam, what I intend to do after finishing it, etc. To sum up, It was a pleasurable chat and I didn't feel nervous at all.
I haven't received the offer yet but she said they make the decisions really quick, normally in 2 or 3 days.
Also she sent me a list of e-mails adresses form other students from my country, so I could contact them to have more information.
It will be fine, you'll see.
Good Luck!
Hi PR,
I had my interview yesterday with the Assistant Director. The staff at the Foreign Programs Office is really nice.
She spoke about the program and wanted to know my personal and professional reasons to pursue the LL.M. Degree. She asked if I had any questions about the progam, what I intend to do after finishing it, etc. To sum up, It was a pleasurable chat and I didn't feel nervous at all.
I haven't received the offer yet but she said they make the decisions really quick, normally in 2 or 3 days.
Also she sent me a list of e-mails adresses form other students from my country, so I could contact them to have more information.
It will be fine, you'll see.
Good Luck!
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PR
Thanks a lot.
I feel much more confident now....
Good luck with your admissions...
Bye
Thanks a lot.
I feel much more confident now....
Good luck with your admissions...
Bye
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