Columbia vs NYU vs UPENN vs UVA


pparong
Hi, everyone. I am from Korea.

I have been admitted to Columbia, NYU, UPENN and UVA.
It is time to choose one.

Which law school should I choose?

Your good advise would be appreciated.
Hi, everyone. I am from Korea.

I have been admitted to Columbia, NYU, UPENN and UVA.
It is time to choose one.

Which law school should I choose?

Your good advise would be appreciated.
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Mila
UVA??
UVA??
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uva may be suggesting u. virginia, right?
seems the choice depend on what you are going to do after you obtain an llm degree. they are all great schools and you had better thoroughly think about what schools offer better opportunity for your specific purpose. too little information to recommend a school, sorry.
uva may be suggesting u. virginia, right?
seems the choice depend on what you are going to do after you obtain an llm degree. they are all great schools and you had better thoroughly think about what schools offer better opportunity for your specific purpose. too little information to recommend a school, sorry.
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tmalmine
My quick reactions would be: if you want to be an attorney in New York, choose Columbia, but bear in mind that the job prospects for LL.M. graduates are not as bright as for J.D. graduates. If you want to study in a metropolis, choose Columbia or NUY, if, on the other hand, you want to live in a charming medium-sized city and study with Southern belles, go to Charlottesville. If you want to concentrate on certain field, choose UVA for constitutional law, NYU for public international law or jurisprudence, and Columbia for corporate law or American legal history (unfortunately, I don't know much about UPenn). If you're a "prestige whore" (not meant to be rude), go for Columbia, because it's ranked highest. If you want to combine New York and nice campus, choose NYU. If you want more pertinent advice, give some information about your background & interests:)
My quick reactions would be: if you want to be an attorney in New York, choose Columbia, but bear in mind that the job prospects for LL.M. graduates are not as bright as for J.D. graduates. If you want to study in a metropolis, choose Columbia or NUY, if, on the other hand, you want to live in a charming medium-sized city and study with Southern belles, go to Charlottesville. If you want to concentrate on certain field, choose UVA for constitutional law, NYU for public international law or jurisprudence, and Columbia for corporate law or American legal history (unfortunately, I don't know much about UPenn). If you're a "prestige whore" (not meant to be rude), go for Columbia, because it's ranked highest. If you want to combine New York and nice campus, choose NYU. If you want more pertinent advice, give some information about your background & interests:)
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pparong
Thank you for your kind comments.
I am a senior associate at one of the largest law firms in Korea. I have practiced diverse areas of law including corporate and intellectual property laws.
After completing LL.M. in U.S., I hope to practice in a law firm or other organazations as a visiting attorney(my law firm has a sponsor program for visting attorneys).
NYC is the most wonderful city, but costs a lot. I prefer urban life to rural life.

Your additional advise would be appreciated.
Thank you very much, again.
Thank you for your kind comments.
I am a senior associate at one of the largest law firms in Korea. I have practiced diverse areas of law including corporate and intellectual property laws.
After completing LL.M. in U.S., I hope to practice in a law firm or other organazations as a visiting attorney(my law firm has a sponsor program for visting attorneys).
NYC is the most wonderful city, but costs a lot. I prefer urban life to rural life.

Your additional advise would be appreciated.
Thank you very much, again.
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tmalmine
I suggest you choose either Columbia or NYU. N.Y. is of course pretty expensive, but it seems to me that it would provide you with the best opportunities for networking with lawfirm associates and law firm wanna-bees. The distance between Charlottesville and Wall Street could be, figuratively speaking, much longer than, say, between Columbia and BigLaw. What I think you should try to do is to get in touch with current or former UVA, UPenn, NYU, and Columbia LL.M. students and graduates. Ask them about job opportunities and living expenses.
I suggest you choose either Columbia or NYU. N.Y. is of course pretty expensive, but it seems to me that it would provide you with the best opportunities for networking with lawfirm associates and law firm wanna-bees. The distance between Charlottesville and Wall Street could be, figuratively speaking, much longer than, say, between Columbia and BigLaw. What I think you should try to do is to get in touch with current or former UVA, UPenn, NYU, and Columbia LL.M. students and graduates. Ask them about job opportunities and living expenses.
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pparong
I suggest you choose either Columbia or NYU. N.Y. is of course pretty expensive, but it seems to me that it would provide you with the best opportunities for networking with lawfirm associates and law firm wanna-bees. The distance between Charlottesville and Wall Street could be, figuratively speaking, much longer than, say, between Columbia and BigLaw. What I think you should try to do is to get in touch with current or former UVA, UPenn, NYU, and Columbia LL.M. students and graduates. Ask them about job opportunities and living expenses.


Thank you for your kind advice...
Where do you come from?
<blockquote>I suggest you choose either Columbia or NYU. N.Y. is of course pretty expensive, but it seems to me that it would provide you with the best opportunities for networking with lawfirm associates and law firm wanna-bees. The distance between Charlottesville and Wall Street could be, figuratively speaking, much longer than, say, between Columbia and BigLaw. What I think you should try to do is to get in touch with current or former UVA, UPenn, NYU, and Columbia LL.M. students and graduates. Ask them about job opportunities and living expenses.</blockquote>

Thank you for your kind advice...
Where do you come from?
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tmalmine
Finland. I confess.
Finland. I confess.
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