Congratulations on your admission. Im also interested in litigation and international arbitration. I applied to CLS, HLS and NYU, (I didnt apply to Berkley). CLS is my fist choice, but Im still waiting for offers from HLS and NYU. Do you have an opinion on which one is better in our fields of interest?
FYI, I applied to CLS, UPenn, Berkeley, Northwestern. Even though I considered some other aspects such as superiority of the business law faculty, diversity of the program etc, I must say that I selected schools primarily by general reputations. I didn't appy to HLS and NYU in that I didn't have much time and failed to meet the deadline of these 2 schools. I regret that I lost the opportunity, however, as to NYU, actually their large llm size and selectivity led me to lose interest.
Per international arbitration, I cunsulted to my firm's IP/Arbitration partner who is CLS alumnus. He naturally advised me to go to CLS and told me of some huge guy's name like Smit and Bermann, but in substance nothing more (he graduated long time ago). Therefore, I checked through this site and concluded that even though it might not be the best (compared to HLS), CLS+NYC would be perfect combination. Sorry that I cannot be of any help. Hope you find some useful insights from these old posts. http://www.llm-guide.com/board/13639/1http://www.llm-guide.com/board/14328http://www.llm-guide.com/board/21004http://www.llm-guide.com/board/28560http://www.llm-guide.com/board/35331