Duke vs Cornell


Hi! I am a general counsel in korean company.

I got admissin from Duke and Cornell, but I cannot decide which school I should go.

After I grauade from the LL.M. I want to work as an inhouse counsel continuously.

I want to hear good opinion from you guys.

Good luck to everyone waiting for the results.

Thank you.

Hi! I am a general counsel in korean company.

I got admissin from Duke and Cornell, but I cannot decide which school I should go.

After I grauade from the LL.M. I want to work as an inhouse counsel continuously.

I want to hear good opinion from you guys.

Good luck to everyone waiting for the results.

Thank you.
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Aky

It's a matter of what you like. You should compare :

-the program
-the courses
-the campus
-housing
-the city
-preparation for a Bar exam if you want
-profiles/CV of former students (in LinkedIn for example) : where do they work now, etc.
-etc.

For each one, you compare and select which one you like.
Then at the end, you do the "total"
It's kinda like a "Pros and Cons" list ;)

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And by the way, I forgot : CONGRATULATIONS for your admissions !!!! ;)

It's a matter of what you like. You should compare :

-the program
-the courses
-the campus
-housing
-the city
-preparation for a Bar exam if you want
-profiles/CV of former students (in LinkedIn for example) : where do they work now, etc.
-etc.

For each one, you compare and select which one you like.
Then at the end, you do the "total"
It's kinda like a "Pros and Cons" list ;)

--

And by the way, I forgot : CONGRATULATIONS for your admissions !!!! ;)
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amerfrance

Hi congrats on the admissions. I applied to both and got into Cornell. I would have a preference for the latter. It is better known in Europe (especially France) and is in my opinion a more established LL.M. program. As well, even though Cornell may be in Ithica, it is better than Durham, NC... Finally, you can more readily prepare the NY bar in NY. For the above reasons, I'd choose Cornell.

Hi congrats on the admissions. I applied to both and got into Cornell. I would have a preference for the latter. It is better known in Europe (especially France) and is in my opinion a more established LL.M. program. As well, even though Cornell may be in Ithica, it is better than Durham, NC... Finally, you can more readily prepare the NY bar in NY. For the above reasons, I'd choose Cornell.
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cerberus

Congratulations justinpark, I too was accepted into Duke and Cornell.

Whatever you do, please disregard amerfrance's comments. He seems a little bitter that 10th ranked Duke didn't accept him.

As for your decision, best of luck making it, I'm struggling aswell!

Congratulations justinpark, I too was accepted into Duke and Cornell.

Whatever you do, please disregard amerfrance's comments. He seems a little bitter that 10th ranked Duke didn't accept him.

As for your decision, best of luck making it, I'm struggling aswell!
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amerfrance

Hi, that simply isn't true, nor is it very friendly. I was just offering my opinion. Duke is a great school and it'd indeed boost my ego to get in. But based on what I know, it isn't as well known (true or not) in Europe as Cornell is. Whether this perception equates reality is entirely a different question. Furthermore, I'd prefer being in NY than North Carolina, as I hope to take the Bar there. If your goal is to work in the US, perhaps Duke, being ranked higher than Cornell, is the best choice.

Hi, that simply isn't true, nor is it very friendly. I was just offering my opinion. Duke is a great school and it'd indeed boost my ego to get in. But based on what I know, it isn't as well known (true or not) in Europe as Cornell is. Whether this perception equates reality is entirely a different question. Furthermore, I'd prefer being in NY than North Carolina, as I hope to take the Bar there. If your goal is to work in the US, perhaps Duke, being ranked higher than Cornell, is the best choice.
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Aky

Both are excellent universities ! No matter which one you choose, I don't think you would regret it at all !!!

Just about what amerfrance said :
As he said, in France, people have heard more about Cornell than Duke. I don't say that Cornell is better (I don't say the contrary neither :p).
Just that from the students I could meet during my studies, Cornell seems to be more known that Duke.

It's something like :
"Oh Cornell ? Yeah ! New York !! Very good university !"
"Duke ? Never heard about ! Is that a good university ? If you say so..."

(But it's only from my personal experience here in France) ;)

Both are excellent universities ! No matter which one you choose, I don't think you would regret it at all !!!

Just about what amerfrance said :
As he said, in France, people have heard more about Cornell than Duke. I don't say that Cornell is better (I don't say the contrary neither :p).
Just that from the students I could meet during my studies, Cornell seems to be more known that Duke.

It's something like :
"Oh Cornell ? Yeah ! New York !! Very good university !"
"Duke ? Never heard about ! Is that a good university ? If you say so..."

(But it's only from my personal experience here in France) ;)
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canada40

Upstate New York is beautiful and Cornell campus is nicer than Duke campus. I understand that Duke rank a little higher than Cornell but it does not really make a difference. Personnally, I will go to Cornell because of its international reputation and it will definitely help you with the New York Bar Exam in the long run.

Congrats and all the best to you.

Upstate New York is beautiful and Cornell campus is nicer than Duke campus. I understand that Duke rank a little higher than Cornell but it does not really make a difference. Personnally, I will go to Cornell because of its international reputation and it will definitely help you with the New York Bar Exam in the long run.

Congrats and all the best to you.
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Thank you guys for the comments.

I think Duke and Cornell are all good schools.

In Korea, I think there are more alumni of Cornell until now.

I should consider for more days.

Good luck to everyone!

Thank you guys for the comments.

I think Duke and Cornell are all good schools.

In Korea, I think there are more alumni of Cornell until now.

I should consider for more days.

Good luck to everyone!
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AW

Hi, that simply isn't true, nor is it very friendly. I was just offering my opinion. Duke is a great school and it'd indeed boost my ego to get in. But based on what I know, it isn't as well known (true or not) in Europe as Cornell is. Whether this perception equates reality is entirely a different question. Furthermore, I'd prefer being in NY than North Carolina, as I hope to take the Bar there. If your goal is to work in the US, perhaps Duke, being ranked higher than Cornell, is the best choice.


I dont find your comment unfair. Cornell has it worldwide reputation as one of the Ivies. Alumni are around the world and not lacking of reputation among recruiters. Duke is famous as well, especially its basketball team, but if you are thinking of taking the NY Bar, Cornell will more likely provide you more resources. After all, pick the one that suits your personal preference more.

<blockquote>Hi, that simply isn't true, nor is it very friendly. I was just offering my opinion. Duke is a great school and it'd indeed boost my ego to get in. But based on what I know, it isn't as well known (true or not) in Europe as Cornell is. Whether this perception equates reality is entirely a different question. Furthermore, I'd prefer being in NY than North Carolina, as I hope to take the Bar there. If your goal is to work in the US, perhaps Duke, being ranked higher than Cornell, is the best choice. </blockquote>

I dont find your comment unfair. Cornell has it worldwide reputation as one of the Ivies. Alumni are around the world and not lacking of reputation among recruiters. Duke is famous as well, especially its basketball team, but if you are thinking of taking the NY Bar, Cornell will more likely provide you more resources. After all, pick the one that suits your personal preference more.
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mp89

I would recommend Duke for many reasons but one of them is that the faculty and the professors are really concerned about your futur. Plus you can take courses at the Fuqua business school.
I have received great feedbacks from current students but also from alumni. And i can tell you that Duke alumni in France are well placed!!

I would recommend Duke for many reasons but one of them is that the faculty and the professors are really concerned about your futur. Plus you can take courses at the Fuqua business school.
I have received great feedbacks from current students but also from alumni. And i can tell you that Duke alumni in France are well placed!!
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