Cornell vs UCLA


mashior

hey guys
I am doing LLB in LSE,UK. I am confused whether UCLA or Cornell is better for LLM. Any advice for choosing a college between Cornell and UCLA? LLM is only for a year so I want to have a good experience in the US. Thanks a lot!

hey guys
I am doing LLB in LSE,UK. I am confused whether UCLA or Cornell is better for LLM. Any advice for choosing a college between Cornell and UCLA? LLM is only for a year so I want to have a good experience in the US. Thanks a lot!
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tmalmine

Depends on several factors:

1. East coast v. West coast

2. Sunshine v. snow

3. LA or SF job market v. NY market

4. Financial aid packages

5. Higher v. lower-ranked school

6. Your fields of special interest

7. California chicks v. Ithaca nerds

8. Whatnot

In short, you have to consider several factors and think through what you really want from your year in the US. This board will be a good source of information.

Toni

Depends on several factors:

1. East coast v. West coast

2. Sunshine v. snow

3. LA or SF job market v. NY market

4. Financial aid packages

5. Higher v. lower-ranked school

6. Your fields of special interest

7. California chicks v. Ithaca nerds

8. Whatnot

In short, you have to consider several factors and think through what you really want from your year in the US. This board will be a good source of information.

Toni
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mashior

Thanks a lot Toni. I consider teaching quality and reputation first. Location and the weather come second. I am so confused now as I also got an offer from LSE but to accept the LSE offer would mean to stay in the UK for another year. I would rather want to go to the US coz that would give me experiences. Anyone know wheter the teaching quality in Cornell or UCLA is better especially for juriprudence?

Thanks a lot Toni. I consider teaching quality and reputation first. Location and the weather come second. I am so confused now as I also got an offer from LSE but to accept the LSE offer would mean to stay in the UK for another year. I would rather want to go to the US coz that would give me experiences. Anyone know wheter the teaching quality in Cornell or UCLA is better especially for juriprudence?
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tmalmine

In the US News rankings Cornell fares better, but Brian Leiter, for one, places UCLA and Cornell on the same rung. With regard to jurisprudence, here is the Leiter ranking:

1. New York University 4.7
2. Columbia University 4.6
3. University of Texas, Austin 4.2
Yale University 4.2
5. Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University 4.0
University of Pennsylvania 4.0
7. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 3.9
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 3.9
9. University of California, Berkeley 3.8
10. University of California, Los Angeles 3.6
University of San Diego 3.6
12. Harvard University 3.4
13. Boston University 3.3
University of Chicago 3.3
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 3.3
16. Rutgers University, Camden 3.2
University of Southern California 3.2
18. Fordham University 3.1
Stanford University 3.1
University of Iowa 3.1
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 3.1
University of Virginia 3.1

If you prefer warm weather and California lifestyle, UCLA might be your place.

In the US News rankings Cornell fares better, but Brian Leiter, for one, places UCLA and Cornell on the same rung. With regard to jurisprudence, here is the Leiter ranking:

1. New York University 4.7
2. Columbia University 4.6
3. University of Texas, Austin 4.2
Yale University 4.2
5. Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University 4.0
University of Pennsylvania 4.0
7. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 3.9
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 3.9
9. University of California, Berkeley 3.8
10. University of California, Los Angeles 3.6
University of San Diego 3.6
12. Harvard University 3.4
13. Boston University 3.3
University of Chicago 3.3
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 3.3
16. Rutgers University, Camden 3.2
University of Southern California 3.2
18. Fordham University 3.1
Stanford University 3.1
University of Iowa 3.1
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 3.1
University of Virginia 3.1

If you prefer warm weather and California lifestyle, UCLA might be your place.
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dannyh

I guess you should also consider your interests - UCLA has some programs which are quite strong (entertainment/media, etc.)

I guess you should also consider your interests - UCLA has some programs which are quite strong (entertainment/media, etc.)
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HernanArg

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Hi, I've been offered places on both of these and trying to choose between the two.....my dream job is sports law, so that favours UCLA, general lifestyle favours UCLA, but there is the whole "ivy league" thing with Cornell, any suggestions? Have also been offered u. of virginia but don't think it appeals as much.

Hi, I've been offered places on both of these and trying to choose between the two.....my dream job is sports law, so that favours UCLA, general lifestyle favours UCLA, but there is the whole "ivy league" thing with Cornell, any suggestions? Have also been offered u. of virginia but don't think it appeals as much.
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vic82

california sun? I think also UCLA is also now ranking better than Cornell

california sun? I think also UCLA is also now ranking better than Cornell

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ye california sun is tempting....but job market better in my opinion in NY, and cornell is better recognised in Ireland. Cornell still just shades it on rankings

ye california sun is tempting....but job market better in my opinion in NY, and cornell is better recognised in Ireland. Cornell still just shades it on rankings
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vic82

ok you have a point. Are there sports law jobs in NY? or Ireland?

ok you have a point. Are there sports law jobs in NY? or Ireland?
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Ireland has v few but its a growing area, NY and LA are the two main places for sports law work.

Ireland has v few but its a growing area, NY and LA are the two main places for sports law work.
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