Cornell vs. UVA


tini83
Of the law schools that have accepted me so far, the University of Virginia and Cornell clearly top my list. Both have similar features which are very important to me: small and selective program, very good reputation, non-urban town, distinguished law journals...

I know that Cornell is Ivy League, which is a plus, but it is also far more expensive than UVA, while UVA also offered me a very generous scholarship. If there are any current students of either law school here, I'd appreciate your thoughts and would love to hear from you reagrding your experiences.

Has anyone else been admitted to both, and how do they rank for you?

PS. I plan on specializing in international law.
Of the law schools that have accepted me so far, the University of Virginia and Cornell clearly top my list. Both have similar features which are very important to me: small and selective program, very good reputation, non-urban town, distinguished law journals...

I know that Cornell is Ivy League, which is a plus, but it is also far more expensive than UVA, while UVA also offered me a very generous scholarship. If there are any current students of either law school here, I'd appreciate your thoughts and would love to hear from you reagrding your experiences.

Has anyone else been admitted to both, and how do they rank for you?

PS. I plan on specializing in international law.
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Hi, what's your final choice?
Hi, what's your final choice?
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tini83
I'm heading to the University of Chicago this fall. :-)
I'm heading to the University of Chicago this fall. :-)
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tmalmine
To my knowledge there is no huge difference between UVA and Cornell vis-a-vis international law. I also think that Cornell being an Ivy-League school does not make much of a difference, it's basically an undergrad issue. Considering that UVA has made you a good financial offer, I suggest you accept it. Additionally, you might want to take a look at both faculties: are there interesting scholars you would like to study with at either school.
To my knowledge there is no huge difference between UVA and Cornell vis-a-vis international law. I also think that Cornell being an Ivy-League school does not make much of a difference, it's basically an undergrad issue. Considering that UVA has made you a good financial offer, I suggest you accept it. Additionally, you might want to take a look at both faculties: are there interesting scholars you would like to study with at either school.
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nadia
I've got admission from both of them, too.
I decided to go to Virginia because UVA is always ranked within top10 in the US.
I've got admission from both of them, too.
I decided to go to Virginia because UVA is always ranked within top10 in the US.
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eikefm
Considering the constant ranking and expense, absolutely UVA
Considering the constant ranking and expense, absolutely UVA
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