Duke vs. Northwestern


Hi everybody,

I have got into Duke and Northwestern for my LLM this year, I am a fresh graduate from india and plan to go back there and practice, I am also waitlisted at Gtown.

I would be grateful if anyone could help me decide which school to go to?

Hi everybody,

I have got into Duke and Northwestern for my LLM this year, I am a fresh graduate from india and plan to go back there and practice, I am also waitlisted at Gtown.

I would be grateful if anyone could help me decide which school to go to?
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amerfrance

If I'm not mistaken, Duke is ranked higher. It also has much better weather! I'd go to Duke, but NW is a fantastic school as well. You're in a good spot. Congrats.

If I'm not mistaken, Duke is ranked higher. It also has much better weather! I'd go to Duke, but NW is a fantastic school as well. You're in a good spot. Congrats.
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japp.law

I'd say Northwestern has the edge here. They are pretty much tied - they both are T14 schools... and from what I hear, Chicago offers much more possibilities. I was also accepted at NU but I haven't made my mind yet. Good luck deciding!

I'd say Northwestern has the edge here. They are pretty much tied - they both are T14 schools... and from what I hear, Chicago offers much more possibilities. I was also accepted at NU but I haven't made my mind yet. Good luck deciding!
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freejk00

DUKE.

DUKE.
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Stagista11

if you will be focusing on corporate law, Northwestern has to be your choice

if you will be focusing on corporate law, Northwestern has to be your choice
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I do not have a second guess that NW is a better one not only in corporate, and financial law, but also in international human right. On top of that, NW is also noted for its methodology in law and sociology, and law and philosophy.
But if you want to apply JSD after you finish your LLM degree, then I think NW does not have a transparent policy as DUKE has in their website. It is unknown area unless you have some inside information.

I do not have a second guess that NW is a better one not only in corporate, and financial law, but also in international human right. On top of that, NW is also noted for its methodology in law and sociology, and law and philosophy.
But if you want to apply JSD after you finish your LLM degree, then I think NW does not have a transparent policy as DUKE has in their website. It is unknown area unless you have some inside information.
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thank you all for your advice,

I am grateful for your time. If someone has attended either of the two colleges I would be obliged if you could share your experience with me.

thank you all for your advice,

I am grateful for your time. If someone has attended either of the two colleges I would be obliged if you could share your experience with me.
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Stagista11

I am a recent graduate of Northwstern, and I was admitted to Duke and Cornell too. I based my choice upon faculty, job market upon graduation and location. For my field of study (international public law), Northwestern overwhelmed the other two schools under all the above-listed aspects. I'm very happy with choosing Northwestern and I don't regret it under any circumstances. That doesn't mean Duke is a great school either: it's just you have to pick one (unless you have time and money enough to pursue both)

I am a recent graduate of Northwstern, and I was admitted to Duke and Cornell too. I based my choice upon faculty, job market upon graduation and location. For my field of study (international public law), Northwestern overwhelmed the other two schools under all the above-listed aspects. I'm very happy with choosing Northwestern and I don't regret it under any circumstances. That doesn't mean Duke is a great school either: it's just you have to pick one (unless you have time and money enough to pursue both)
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For me Northwestern is the best because it have specific programs for international students.
Cornell is also other option because it allow you to take courses from other faculties with an international aproach

For me Northwestern is the best because it have specific programs for international students.
Cornell is also other option because it allow you to take courses from other faculties with an international aproach
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LLMWASHA

Duke vs. Cornell
can anyone tell me which school is better to international business law?
Duke seems to have the better settings, weather, supports for int'l students, but Cornell is ranked higher..
would appreciate you guys' help!!

Duke vs. Cornell
can anyone tell me which school is better to international business law?
Duke seems to have the better settings, weather, supports for int'l students, but Cornell is ranked higher..
would appreciate you guys' help!!
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well just fyi i joined Northwestern finally, just ended with my first week and i love it here.

Just to make your job a little easier you will find that us news and Princeton Review both place Duke higher in the ranking, but Cornell has the ivy league factor going for them.

I have friends in both places, but my friend at Duke seems happier so far. hope that helps.

well just fyi i joined Northwestern finally, just ended with my first week and i love it here.

Just to make your job a little easier you will find that us news and Princeton Review both place Duke higher in the ranking, but Cornell has the ivy league factor going for them.

I have friends in both places, but my friend at Duke seems happier so far. hope that helps.

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LLMWASHA

Thank you.
I think except for ranking and the Ivy name of Cornell,
Duke seems a better place in all respects.
I like their program and idea too.

hope you have a fruitful year in Northwestern!

Thank you.
I think except for ranking and the Ivy name of Cornell,
Duke seems a better place in all respects.
I like their program and idea too.

hope you have a fruitful year in Northwestern!
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Stagista11

back in 2009 I had to choose between NU, Duke and Cornell. I picked NU, and I'm far from regretting my choice. You will love your time in Chicago and at NU Law. That being said, there's no other place like NU Law for business law in the whole country...

back in 2009 I had to choose between NU, Duke and Cornell. I picked NU, and I'm far from regretting my choice. You will love your time in Chicago and at NU Law. That being said, there's no other place like NU Law for business law in the whole country...
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