Duke /Northwestern which to choose?


Both of them are not going to offer me a scholarship. However, It is really hard for me to decide which one to attend.Is there anyone can give me some advice or the pros/cons between two universities???

By the way, i am not trying to find a job in a law firm after I finish my master degree. Something that is related to finance or business would be much more ideal for me .

I need your advice !! Thanks
Both of them are not going to offer me a scholarship. However, It is really hard for me to decide which one to attend.Is there anyone can give me some advice or the pros/cons between two universities???

By the way, i am not trying to find a job in a law firm after I finish my master degree. Something that is related to finance or business would be much more ideal for me .

I need your advice !! Thanks
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Is there anyone who can give me some advices??
Is there anyone who can give me some advices??
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AndyHuo
Is there anyone who can give me some advices??


Obviously, NU has more opportunities because of the location, you may get some relevant internships there
[quote]Is there anyone who can give me some advices??[/quote]

Obviously, NU has more opportunities because of the location, you may get some relevant internships there
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num3ro14
I picked Duke between the two. I think the prestige of both is the same but I didn't want to live in Chicago ; ) I believe that career opportunities are similar, if not the same, after Duke and NU.
I picked Duke between the two. I think the prestige of both is the same but I didn't want to live in Chicago ; ) I believe that career opportunities are similar, if not the same, after Duke and NU.
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mbr18
Duke is a great school, but definitely I would choose NWU. According to specialized reviews, NWU has a more business-oriented program and you can even take some classes at Kellogg. Furthermore, if you look to work in finance/business, I am certain that a degree from NWU will provide a better impact than a Duke degree.
Duke is a great school, but definitely I would choose NWU. According to specialized reviews, NWU has a more business-oriented program and you can even take some classes at Kellogg. Furthermore, if you look to work in finance/business, I am certain that a degree from NWU will provide a better impact than a Duke degree.
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a233
Duke is a great school, but definitely I would choose NWU. According to specialized reviews, NWU has a more business-oriented program and you can even take some classes at Kellogg. Furthermore, if you look to work in finance/business, I am certain that a degree from NWU will provide a better impact than a Duke degree.


Agreed.. Living in Chicago (apart from the cold) seems better than living in Durham as well...
[quote]Duke is a great school, but definitely I would choose NWU. According to specialized reviews, NWU has a more business-oriented program and you can even take some classes at Kellogg. Furthermore, if you look to work in finance/business, I am certain that a degree from NWU will provide a better impact than a Duke degree. [/quote]

Agreed.. Living in Chicago (apart from the cold) seems better than living in Durham as well...
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Bhohr
Although I haven't even applied to Duke, I would choose NWU over it (already admitted)... NWU is located in downtown Chicago, so much better location imho.. I think NWU has a more business and corporate focused law school too. It seems like the Law School is on a rising tendency since the multimillionaire donations they received. To sum up, it's a bright time to enroll at NWU. I haven't decided yet if I'll take their scholarship or attend Columbia with a smaller scholarship instead..
Although I haven't even applied to Duke, I would choose NWU over it (already admitted)... NWU is located in downtown Chicago, so much better location imho.. I think NWU has a more business and corporate focused law school too. It seems like the Law School is on a rising tendency since the multimillionaire donations they received. To sum up, it's a bright time to enroll at NWU. I haven't decided yet if I'll take their scholarship or attend Columbia with a smaller scholarship instead..
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mbr18
Same here @Bhohr...It is a hard decision, but i am very inclined to take the offer from NWU. I have attended the event for NWU admitted students in Brazil and had a very positive impression of their program. NWU has a innovative way of thinking regarding law practice and its relation with technology, that is pretty interesting. The school reputation with Big Law is also impressive. So if you are looking to work in big law, there is no doubt that NWU is at the top.

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Same here @Bhohr...It is a hard decision, but i am very inclined to take the offer from NWU. I have attended the event for NWU admitted students in Brazil and had a very positive impression of their program. NWU has a innovative way of thinking regarding law practice and its relation with technology, that is pretty interesting. The school reputation with Big Law is also impressive. So if you are looking to work in big law, there is no doubt that NWU is at the top.
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Will the life in Durham be really boring???
I heard everything will be unconvenient in Durham, however, life in Chicago would be much more fun. In my opinion, I think this is also important.
Any advice would be helpful, since both of them are great universities....it's really a tough decision for me .
Will the life in Durham be really boring???
I heard everything will be unconvenient in Durham, however, life in Chicago would be much more fun. In my opinion, I think this is also important.
Any advice would be helpful, since both of them are great universities....it's really a tough decision for me .
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LatinoLLM
I would choose Northwestern because there is no much difference between the 2 schools (similar ranking, faculty...) but NW is located in Chicago so have better connections and alumni.
I would choose Northwestern because there is no much difference between the 2 schools (similar ranking, faculty...) but NW is located in Chicago so have better connections and alumni.
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Gabriel88
No. Please do not make a mistake of going to Northwestern.

Most of LLMs at Duke got a job
Most of LLM at Northwestern are unemployed or they earn less than in their home country

Dont waste your money! Dont waste your time!
No. Please do not make a mistake of going to Northwestern.

Most of LLMs at Duke got a job
Most of LLM at Northwestern are unemployed or they earn less than in their home country

Dont waste your money! Dont waste your time!
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mbr18
Definitely NU...

It's strange to hear the statement above about NU...I'm currently an LLM at NU and I am very positive that the program is one of the best (if not the best) for lawyers seeking a private practice career.

I can tell from an insider perspective that Northwestern has a strong reputation in the market, business-oriented classes and a practical approach to law that top other well-known law schools in US.

My experience during classes could not have been better, the professors are very knowledgeable and approachable. Moreover, the class size is perfect, mixing LLMs with JDs in an ideal number that facilitates the interaction and networking between students.

Finally, the career center of the school works closely to the students providing a valuable support. In less than 3 months from the beginning of classes I already got a job offer from a top US law firm in NY.

I highly recommend NU, specially if you look for a career in biglaw/private practice.
Definitely NU...

It's strange to hear the statement above about NU...I'm currently an LLM at NU and I am very positive that the program is one of the best (if not the best) for lawyers seeking a private practice career.

I can tell from an insider perspective that Northwestern has a strong reputation in the market, business-oriented classes and a practical approach to law that top other well-known law schools in US.

My experience during classes could not have been better, the professors are very knowledgeable and approachable. Moreover, the class size is perfect, mixing LLMs with JDs in an ideal number that facilitates the interaction and networking between students.

Finally, the career center of the school works closely to the students providing a valuable support. In less than 3 months from the beginning of classes I already got a job offer from a top US law firm in NY.

I highly recommend NU, specially if you look for a career in biglaw/private practice.
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chicken so...
It seems like it's just somebody with a grudge. His/her experience is definitely not reflective of all LLM students...
It seems like it's just somebody with a grudge. His/her experience is definitely not reflective of all LLM students...
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