Class size and age of participants


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How would you compare different LLM programs in terms of class size and age of participants? I've heard, for example, that participants at Columbia tend to have more work experience than those at other universities' programs.
How would you compare different LLM programs in terms of class size and age of participants? I've heard, for example, that participants at Columbia tend to have more work experience than those at other universities' programs.
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Hello, from my experience at Duke:
- Class size: between 90 and 100 people;
- Participants’ age: the younger is around 20, the older is around 40, and the average is probably between 25-30.
- Experience: Many people have between 3 to 6 years of experience, but I think that around 25% (maybe more) of the students have no prior working experience except internship. But it will also greatly depends where you are from. As example, all Japanese and Kazakhstan students had prior working experience, while many Chinese students had not, and half of European students had not.

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Hello, from my experience at Duke:
- Class size: between 90 and 100 people;
- Participants’ age: the younger is around 20, the older is around 40, and the average is probably between 25-30.
- Experience: Many people have between 3 to 6 years of experience, but I think that around 25% (maybe more) of the students have no prior working experience except internship. But it will also greatly depends where you are from. As example, all Japanese and Kazakhstan students had prior working experience, while many Chinese students had not, and half of European students had not.
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dnunes
Hi, here's my experience at Michigan Law:
- Class size: around 35 people
- Age: I believe the average age was 25-30 too.
- Experience: there were people who had just graduated and had no professional experience at all, but also people with several years of professional experience (as researcher, judge, prosecutor, in-house counsel and law firm attorney, among others).
Hi, here's my experience at Michigan Law:
- Class size: around 35 people
- Age: I believe the average age was 25-30 too.
- Experience: there were people who had just graduated and had no professional experience at all, but also people with several years of professional experience (as researcher, judge, prosecutor, in-house counsel and law firm attorney, among others).
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It looks like in some cases the class size data can be found on this website. For instance:

https://llm-guide.com/schools/usa/new-york/new-york-university-nyu-school-of-law

"Class size: 440"

Columbia is definitely an outlier because they require work experience to apply for the LLM. In general for the LLMs at this level of school, you'll see a lot of people who are fresh out of they law undergrad, but also some folks who have been working for a certain amount of time. The 25-30 age range is probably pretty applicable across many of the top LLM programs (maybe swaying upward for Columbia.)
It looks like in some cases the class size data can be found on this website. For instance:

https://llm-guide.com/schools/usa/new-york/new-york-university-nyu-school-of-law

"Class size: 440"

Columbia is definitely an outlier because they require work experience to apply for the LLM. In general for the LLMs at this level of school, you'll see a lot of people who are fresh out of they law undergrad, but also some folks who have been working for a certain amount of time. The 25-30 age range is probably pretty applicable across many of the top LLM programs (maybe swaying upward for Columbia.)
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