Columbia vs. Cambridge


LLM2015/16

Hi guys,
Which LLM program would you prefer given that all else being equal (ignore tuition waivers and scholarships for the sake of the argument)?

Hi guys,
Which LLM program would you prefer given that all else being equal (ignore tuition waivers and scholarships for the sake of the argument)?
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Most definitely Cambridge, given the prestige of the university.

Most definitely Cambridge, given the prestige of the university.
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LLM2015/16

Most definitely Cambridge, given the prestige of the university.


Thanks, but besides prestige, what about job opportunities in NYC or London, or chances for a doctoral degree there?

<blockquote>Most definitely Cambridge, given the prestige of the university.</blockquote>

Thanks, but besides prestige, what about job opportunities in NYC or London, or chances for a doctoral degree there?
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law01

I beg to differ with the raised opinion. Both Universities are amazing, but saying Cambridge without giving it any thought or discussing it is merely ignorant. If I may ask where did you get your first degree from and what is your area of interest?

I beg to differ with the raised opinion. Both Universities are amazing, but saying Cambridge without giving it any thought or discussing it is merely ignorant. If I may ask where did you get your first degree from and what is your area of interest?
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LLM2015/16

I beg to differ with the raised opinion. Both Universities are amazing, but saying Cambridge without giving it any thought or discussing it is merely ignorant. If I may ask where did you get your first degree from and what is your area of interest?


It is a good point and I would loke to hear your opinion. I received my degree Summa cum Laude outside of the US or the UK. I practice and research property law with focus on real estate and infrastructure project finance.

<blockquote>I beg to differ with the raised opinion. Both Universities are amazing, but saying Cambridge without giving it any thought or discussing it is merely ignorant. If I may ask where did you get your first degree from and what is your area of interest?</blockquote>

It is a good point and I would loke to hear your opinion. I received my degree Summa cum Laude outside of the US or the UK. I practice and research property law with focus on real estate and infrastructure project finance.
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law01

Cambridge is an amazing University no doubt; but the US will be a once in a life time experience. If I was able to fund a year in the US then I would personally go with Columbia; otherwise Cambridge. Even though any choice you make would still add a brilliant course in your CV.

Cambridge is an amazing University no doubt; but the US will be a once in a life time experience. If I was able to fund a year in the US then I would personally go with Columbia; otherwise Cambridge. Even though any choice you make would still add a brilliant course in your CV.
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llmhls

cambridge has a slightly better reputtion but I would take columbia,you ll have more fun and can take the us bar. that will give you an 1 in 100 shot at a law firm job in the us but still better than a 0 in 100 chance in the UK where you most likely if you are from outside the eu will not be allowed to practice.

cambridge has a slightly better reputtion but I would take columbia,you ll have more fun and can take the us bar. that will give you an 1 in 100 shot at a law firm job in the us but still better than a 0 in 100 chance in the UK where you most likely if you are from outside the eu will not be allowed to practice.
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law01

cambridge has a slightly better reputtion but I would take columbia,you ll have more fun and can take the us bar. that will give you an 1 in 100 shot at a law firm job in the us but still better than a 0 in 100 chance in the UK where you most likely if you are from outside the eu will not be allowed to practice.


He would be allowed to practice but would have to do the GDl and then the BPTC/LPC unless he is a qualified lawyer in his country and manages to get exempted from the traditional route, but would still be extremely hard to get a pupillage or training contract. Other than that I agree with you, about choosing Columbia

<blockquote>cambridge has a slightly better reputtion but I would take columbia,you ll have more fun and can take the us bar. that will give you an 1 in 100 shot at a law firm job in the us but still better than a 0 in 100 chance in the UK where you most likely if you are from outside the eu will not be allowed to practice.</blockquote>

He would be allowed to practice but would have to do the GDl and then the BPTC/LPC unless he is a qualified lawyer in his country and manages to get exempted from the traditional route, but would still be extremely hard to get a pupillage or training contract. Other than that I agree with you, about choosing Columbia
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LLM2015/16

cambridge has a slightly better reputtion but I would take columbia,you ll have more fun and can take the us bar. that will give you an 1 in 100 shot at a law firm job in the us but still better than a 0 in 100 chance in the UK where you most likely if you are from outside the eu will not be allowed to practice.


He would be allowed to practice but would have to do the GDl and then the BPTC/LPC unless he is a qualified lawyer in his country and manages to get exempted from the traditional route, but would still be extremely hard to get a pupillage or training contract. Other than that I agree with you, about choosing Columbia


Thanks guys, but besides life experience - where would the academic process be better?

<blockquote><blockquote>cambridge has a slightly better reputtion but I would take columbia,you ll have more fun and can take the us bar. that will give you an 1 in 100 shot at a law firm job in the us but still better than a 0 in 100 chance in the UK where you most likely if you are from outside the eu will not be allowed to practice.</blockquote>

He would be allowed to practice but would have to do the GDl and then the BPTC/LPC unless he is a qualified lawyer in his country and manages to get exempted from the traditional route, but would still be extremely hard to get a pupillage or training contract. Other than that I agree with you, about choosing Columbia</blockquote>

Thanks guys, but besides life experience - where would the academic process be better?
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