BU, Cornell OR LSE Need advice.


dwin

Hey guys I really need advice as to which University i should choose. I have got offers from LSE, BU (American program + 5000 fin aid) and Cornell (being considered for fin aid). Well my goal is to do the NY bar and MAYBE get some practical training in the US (although I knw its difficult now days) for two yrs and then go back to my home country. Iam more interested in specialising in commercial/corporate law. Out of the three law schools cornell is the most expensive. well i knw cornell is ivy league, although far away in a small town and highly ranked compared to BU in the US. BU is in a vibrant place with option of specialising in international business practice.
PLEASE GUYS I REALLY NEED SOME ADVICE AS TO WHICH LAW SCHOOL I SHOULD CHOOSE AND WHY!!!!!

Hey guys I really need advice as to which University i should choose. I have got offers from LSE, BU (American program + 5000 fin aid) and Cornell (being considered for fin aid). Well my goal is to do the NY bar and MAYBE get some practical training in the US (although I knw its difficult now days) for two yrs and then go back to my home country. Iam more interested in specialising in commercial/corporate law. Out of the three law schools cornell is the most expensive. well i knw cornell is ivy league, although far away in a small town and highly ranked compared to BU in the US. BU is in a vibrant place with option of specialising in international business practice.
PLEASE GUYS I REALLY NEED SOME ADVICE AS TO WHICH LAW SCHOOL I SHOULD CHOOSE AND WHY!!!!!
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dwin

Any advice, opinions please....

Any advice, opinions please....
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Borderline

Without taking anything from LSE, which is clearly an amazing school, for corporate law, you have to go to the US.
Secondly, if you plan to take the bar, you either need a common law degree or a US LLM.
If you do the LLM in the UK you *might* later be considered overqualified if you wish to apply to a US LLM.

Without taking anything from LSE, which is clearly an amazing school, for corporate law, you have to go to the US.
Secondly, if you plan to take the bar, you either need a common law degree or a US LLM.
If you do the LLM in the UK you *might* later be considered overqualified if you wish to apply to a US LLM.
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dwin

thanks borderline. So if i exclude LSE which one would be better btn BU and cornell? Although cornell is ivy league and well known for international law, iam not sure whether cornell is good for corporate/commercial law. Yet on the other hand BU has an option of concentrating in international business practice.

thanks borderline. So if i exclude LSE which one would be better btn BU and cornell? Although cornell is ivy league and well known for international law, iam not sure whether cornell is good for corporate/commercial law. Yet on the other hand BU has an option of concentrating in international business practice.
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Borderline

At this point I would check directly the classes you might want to take or professors' credentials.

Although in general BU could be more famous for corporate law, Cornell's name goes a long way. It's a tough choice.

At this point I would check directly the classes you might want to take or professors' credentials.

Although in general BU could be more famous for corporate law, Cornell's name goes a long way. It's a tough choice.
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dwin

Thanks. Well am still waiting for Michigan, NYU and Harvard. my first choices are Harvard and NYU.

Thanks. Well am still waiting for Michigan, NYU and Harvard. my first choices are Harvard and NYU.
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Borderline

I'm still waiting for NYU (and Fordham) as well. March is has been such a nail-biting month for me, and it's far from over.

I'm still waiting for NYU (and Fordham) as well. March is has been such a nail-biting month for me, and it's far from over.
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dwin

Same here March has been a nail biting month for me too. I really hope in the nxt week i get to hear from all the remaining law schools. I think i may settle for BU coz it has a good reputation in my country yet cornell is not really known here.

Same here March has been a nail biting month for me too. I really hope in the nxt week i get to hear from all the remaining law schools. I think i may settle for BU coz it has a good reputation in my country yet cornell is not really known here.
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dwin

Guys more advice, opinions needed...

Guys more advice, opinions needed...
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Good Gosh

from an academic perspective lse is a straightforward choice out of the three schools, but given your professional goals it doesn't make sense for u to go to the UK. in your shoes, i'd probably go for cornell, by a whisker..

from an academic perspective lse is a straightforward choice out of the three schools, but given your professional goals it doesn't make sense for u to go to the UK. in your shoes, i'd probably go for cornell, by a whisker..
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dwin

Thanks but why Cornell? Would your opinion change if i told you that at BU there is a special clinical program in international business where students are taught structuring, negotiating and drafting international business agreements in the UK?

Thanks but why Cornell? Would your opinion change if i told you that at BU there is a special clinical program in international business where students are taught structuring, negotiating and drafting international business agreements in the UK?
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Good Gosh

just because it has a stronger reputation for law overall...that said the difference is not huge.

just because it has a stronger reputation for law overall...that said the difference is not huge.
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dwin

Thanks Good Gosh.
More opinions guys...

Thanks Good Gosh.
More opinions guys...
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dwin

Anyone...more advice and opinions...

Anyone...more advice and opinions...
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freejk00

I will go for Cornell..

Being part of ivy league means something to me :).

I will go for Cornell..

Being part of ivy league means something to me :).
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