Duke v Berkeley (georgetown/ucla)


lunasl

Hi all,

Looking for advice on my decision. I got accepted in the traditional track of Berkeley and LLM at Duke, as well as international business LLM at Georgetown and LLM UCLA. Got waitlisted by Columbia.

I narrowed down my decision to Duke and Berkeley at this point (still open to hear any insights on the rest). I have continued interest in Columbia too.

I come from Europe, I already have a degree in corporate law from Cambridge, but little work experience. I am also not yet qualified and plan on taking the bar. The plan is probably to work in the U.S. after the LLM for a bit and probably come back. I always had in mind working on the East coast but now that I have Berkeley I feel like I don’t want to close any doors.

I believe Berkeley might be more directed towards tech and working in the Bay Area and wondered if it made access to the East Coast market a bit more difficult. I know Duke is rather focused on NY and DC, so the same question goes for work in the Bay Area. How limited do your job opportunities become?

I also feel that on paper Berkeley is a lot more well known back home (in Europe) tthan Duke which is why I am a bit reticent for Duke, but knowing I am going to look for a job in the States post LLM, I feel like this might also change.

Duke also has a smaller number of people in their LLM which makes it more attractive to me. The campus looks beautiful. On the other hand, Berkeley has a lot more students but I am sure it has a lot to offer too, but not sure how the campuses compare.

Anyways, please do not hesitate to give me insights. I was thinking of visiting next week, but would like to hear external ideas..

Hi all,

Looking for advice on my decision. I got accepted in the traditional track of Berkeley and LLM at Duke, as well as international business LLM at Georgetown and LLM UCLA. Got waitlisted by Columbia.

I narrowed down my decision to Duke and Berkeley at this point (still open to hear any insights on the rest). I have continued interest in Columbia too.

I come from Europe, I already have a degree in corporate law from Cambridge, but little work experience. I am also not yet qualified and plan on taking the bar. The plan is probably to work in the U.S. after the LLM for a bit and probably come back. I always had in mind working on the East coast but now that I have Berkeley I feel like I don’t want to close any doors.

I believe Berkeley might be more directed towards tech and working in the Bay Area and wondered if it made access to the East Coast market a bit more difficult. I know Duke is rather focused on NY and DC, so the same question goes for work in the Bay Area. How limited do your job opportunities become?

I also feel that on paper Berkeley is a lot more well known back home (in Europe) tthan Duke which is why I am a bit reticent for Duke, but knowing I am going to look for a job in the States post LLM, I feel like this might also change.

Duke also has a smaller number of people in their LLM which makes it more attractive to me. The campus looks beautiful. On the other hand, Berkeley has a lot more students but I am sure it has a lot to offer too, but not sure how the campuses compare.

Anyways, please do not hesitate to give me insights. I was thinking of visiting next week, but would like to hear external ideas..
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Hi! May I ask you why you choose Berkeley over Georgetown? I got accepted at both LL.M. programs but am actually more leaned towards Georgetown... Thanks!

Hi! May I ask you why you choose Berkeley over Georgetown? I got accepted at both LL.M. programs but am actually more leaned towards Georgetown... Thanks!
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Sardor

Hi all,

Looking for advice on my decision. I got accepted in the traditional track of Berkeley and LLM at Duke, as well as international business LLM at Georgetown and LLM UCLA. Got waitlisted by Columbia.

I narrowed down my decision to Duke and Berkeley at this point (still open to hear any insights on the rest). I have continued interest in Columbia too.

I come from Europe, I already have a degree in corporate law from Cambridge, but little work experience. I am also not yet qualified and plan on taking the bar. The plan is probably to work in the U.S. after the LLM for a bit and probably come back. I always had in mind working on the East coast but now that I have Berkeley I feel like I don’t want to close any doors.

I believe Berkeley might be more directed towards tech and working in the Bay Area and wondered if it made access to the East Coast market a bit more difficult. I know Duke is rather focused on NY and DC, so the same question goes for work in the Bay Area. How limited do your job opportunities become?

I also feel that on paper Berkeley is a lot more well known back home (in Europe) tthan Duke which is why I am a bit reticent for Duke, but knowing I am going to look for a job in the States post LLM, I feel like this might also change.

Duke also has a smaller number of people in their LLM which makes it more attractive to me. The campus looks beautiful. On the other hand, Berkeley has a lot more students but I am sure it has a lot to offer too, but not sure how the campuses compare.

Anyways, please do not hesitate to give me insights. I was thinking of visiting next week, but would like to hear external ideas..


Nice thread, I’d also like to get some insights on this

[quote]Hi all,

Looking for advice on my decision. I got accepted in the traditional track of Berkeley and LLM at Duke, as well as international business LLM at Georgetown and LLM UCLA. Got waitlisted by Columbia.

I narrowed down my decision to Duke and Berkeley at this point (still open to hear any insights on the rest). I have continued interest in Columbia too.

I come from Europe, I already have a degree in corporate law from Cambridge, but little work experience. I am also not yet qualified and plan on taking the bar. The plan is probably to work in the U.S. after the LLM for a bit and probably come back. I always had in mind working on the East coast but now that I have Berkeley I feel like I don’t want to close any doors.

I believe Berkeley might be more directed towards tech and working in the Bay Area and wondered if it made access to the East Coast market a bit more difficult. I know Duke is rather focused on NY and DC, so the same question goes for work in the Bay Area. How limited do your job opportunities become?

I also feel that on paper Berkeley is a lot more well known back home (in Europe) tthan Duke which is why I am a bit reticent for Duke, but knowing I am going to look for a job in the States post LLM, I feel like this might also change.

Duke also has a smaller number of people in their LLM which makes it more attractive to me. The campus looks beautiful. On the other hand, Berkeley has a lot more students but I am sure it has a lot to offer too, but not sure how the campuses compare.

Anyways, please do not hesitate to give me insights. I was thinking of visiting next week, but would like to hear external ideas.. [/quote]<br><br>Nice thread, I’d also like to get some insights on this
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