Columbia/NYU Practical Comparison


JDD
Hi all, I am looking for insight on the difference between Columbia LLM and NYU LLM. Here are the main points I "guess" to be true:

- NYU 450 admits/Columbia 200 (so Columbia more selective)
- NYU more "practical", Columbia more "theoretical"
- NYU in better location (Greenwich) v. Columbia (Morningside Heights)
- Columbia is "Ivy League" whereas NYU more "proletariat" so to speak.

Please correct the above if I am incorrect (any former LLM/JD from these schools on here?). Also, what does it feel like to actually study there? Good administrative support, good class sizes, academic "community", business connections, academic job prospects?
Hi all, I am looking for insight on the difference between Columbia LLM and NYU LLM. Here are the main points I "guess" to be true:

- NYU 450 admits/Columbia 200 (so Columbia more selective)
- NYU more "practical", Columbia more "theoretical"
- NYU in better location (Greenwich) v. Columbia (Morningside Heights)
- Columbia is "Ivy League" whereas NYU more "proletariat" so to speak.

Please correct the above if I am incorrect (any former LLM/JD from these schools on here?). Also, what does it feel like to actually study there? Good administrative support, good class sizes, academic "community", business connections, academic job prospects?
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JDD
I must say that was not a comment I expected. I am not normally someone who takes offense, but I think from an objective point of view (neither of those categories apply to me) it certainly comes across as offensive.

I will assume that it is just an off-hand comment about typical demographics, which is, I guess, interesting to be aware of.

Anyhow, I am interested in why Columbia would be considered better? Just the name? Part of Ivy League? Baby Blue better than Purple? Or is there a substantive reason?
I must say that was not a comment I expected. I am not normally someone who takes offense, but I think from an objective point of view (neither of those categories apply to me) it certainly comes across as offensive.

I will assume that it is just an off-hand comment about typical demographics, which is, I guess, interesting to be aware of.

Anyhow, I am interested in why Columbia would be considered better? Just the name? Part of Ivy League? Baby Blue better than Purple? Or is there a substantive reason?





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Leaf
JDD -- I'm in the same situation, and am looking for a fair comparison of the experience in the Columbia LLM program relative to that of NYU. I've seen some comments on this board dating back a few years, but it would be great to hear from those with recent experience.

NYU LLM or Columbia LLM in 2012?

My interest is Public International Law, so it feels like NYU has an edge on course offerings and instructors, but Columbia's program is also strong, so it may be the other factors (such as you have noted above) that tip the scales.

That, and outright rejection by NYU -- that would also simplify things. :)

Thanks to anyone who can give us some ground truth.
JDD -- I'm in the same situation, and am looking for a fair comparison of the experience in the Columbia LLM program relative to that of NYU. I've seen some comments on this board dating back a few years, but it would be great to hear from those with recent experience.

NYU LLM or Columbia LLM in 2012?

My interest is Public International Law, so it feels like NYU has an edge on course offerings and instructors, but Columbia's program is also strong, so it may be the other factors (such as you have noted above) that tip the scales.

That, and outright rejection by NYU -- that would also simplify things. :)

Thanks to anyone who can give us some ground truth.
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Hey everyone,

After having been admitted to both, NYU and CLS, I've decided to weigh up pros and cons of each of the two options. I am having some difficulties with the 'spare time' section. Does anyone know what's it like living at CLS campus in terms of social life? My guess is it's 'slightly' different from NYU's where you're literally surrounded with entertainment. Also, I hear NYU sucks when it comes to housing (true?), what's CLS like?

Thanks a million!
Hey everyone,

After having been admitted to both, NYU and CLS, I've decided to weigh up pros and cons of each of the two options. I am having some difficulties with the 'spare time' section. Does anyone know what's it like living at CLS campus in terms of social life? My guess is it's 'slightly' different from NYU's where you're literally surrounded with entertainment. Also, I hear NYU sucks when it comes to housing (true?), what's CLS like?

Thanks a million!
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