Chicago or Columbia?


Hi there!

Interested in your thoughts. My preference is Columbia. I will be studying commercial law and litigation/arbitration.

I have a fee waiver of $40K from Chicago and $20K from Columbia. I will need to borrow almost all of my study money aside from the fee waivers.

I welcome any and all views.

Hi there!

Interested in your thoughts. My preference is Columbia. I will be studying commercial law and litigation/arbitration.

I have a fee waiver of $40K from Chicago and $20K from Columbia. I will need to borrow almost all of my study money aside from the fee waivers.

I welcome any and all views.
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LLMAdmis

If you have to borrow money to finish your study, I suggest that you go to Chicago since the living expenses in NY is much higher than in Chicago and you received more fee waiver from Chicago. Plus, though Columbia is more known for its Business Law and Chicago is more known for law and economics, I don't think there will be a big difference in terms of finding a job or else since LLM is only for a year, they are both top 5 schools and I believe the faculties in both schools are great and you'll learn just as much.

If you have to borrow money to finish your study, I suggest that you go to Chicago since the living expenses in NY is much higher than in Chicago and you received more fee waiver from Chicago. Plus, though Columbia is more known for its Business Law and Chicago is more known for law and economics, I don't think there will be a big difference in terms of finding a job or else since LLM is only for a year, they are both top 5 schools and I believe the faculties in both schools are great and you'll learn just as much.
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Joy Hopefu...

If you have to borrow money to finish your study, I suggest that you go to Chicago since the living expenses in NY is much higher than in Chicago and you received more fee waiver from Chicago. Plus, though Columbia is more known for its Business Law and Chicago is more known for law and economics, I don't think there will be a big difference in terms of finding a job or else since LLM is only for a year, they are both top 5 schools and I believe the faculties in both schools are great and you'll learn just as much.


I agree. Both are equaly good in this case.

<blockquote>If you have to borrow money to finish your study, I suggest that you go to Chicago since the living expenses in NY is much higher than in Chicago and you received more fee waiver from Chicago. Plus, though Columbia is more known for its Business Law and Chicago is more known for law and economics, I don't think there will be a big difference in terms of finding a job or else since LLM is only for a year, they are both top 5 schools and I believe the faculties in both schools are great and you'll learn just as much.</blockquote>

I agree. Both are equaly good in this case.
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khush88

agreed. both are in joint 4th.

Besides in terms of job prospects, individual rankings dont play such a crucial factor.

Although I must admit if you are not from the States, Columbia has a little bit more of an international ranking than Chicago.

agreed. both are in joint 4th.

Besides in terms of job prospects, individual rankings dont play such a crucial factor.

Although I must admit if you are not from the States, Columbia has a little bit more of an international ranking than Chicago.
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