Georgetown 2-year vs Emory with 20K


Hi, guys~

As noted, I want to know your opinions about where to go. I got into GULC 2-year LLM program without scholarship and Emory's general LLM program with 20,000USD scholarship offer.

I know DC's housing and other expenses are far more expensive than Atlanta's.

What do you think about this?

Hi, guys~

As noted, I want to know your opinions about where to go. I got into GULC 2-year LLM program without scholarship and Emory's general LLM program with 20,000USD scholarship offer.

I know DC's housing and other expenses are far more expensive than Atlanta's.

What do you think about this?

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Congratulation. I graduated from Georgetown Law recently.

As you have already mentioned, DC housing expenses are extremely high. If you decided to live near Georgetown Law, you probably have to pay at least 1800$ per a month(for Studio). My apartment was a 1880$/month and about 10 minutes from the campus by walk. There are few cheap APTs near the campus.

I guess you can save some amount of money if you decide to stay newly developed areas such as near NOVA metro station. It is behind the Union station and about 20 minutes walk distance from the campus. If you make up mind to join Georgetown Law, I suggest you search places(i.e. Cleveland Park, College Park, U Street, Waterfront Southwest etc.)

Congratulation. I graduated from Georgetown Law recently.

As you have already mentioned, DC housing expenses are extremely high. If you decided to live near Georgetown Law, you probably have to pay at least 1800$ per a month(for Studio). My apartment was a 1880$/month and about 10 minutes from the campus by walk. There are few cheap APTs near the campus.

I guess you can save some amount of money if you decide to stay newly developed areas such as near NOVA metro station. It is behind the Union station and about 20 minutes walk distance from the campus. If you make up mind to join Georgetown Law, I suggest you search places(i.e. Cleveland Park, College Park, U Street, Waterfront Southwest etc.)


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Stagista11

I would rather question the usefulness of a 2-year LLM when with the same amount of time you can get either a SJD/JSD (if you want to pursue an academic career) or an accelerated JD (if you practice law). Given the 2 options you set forward, I'd rather go to Emory

I would rather question the usefulness of a 2-year LLM when with the same amount of time you can get either a SJD/JSD (if you want to pursue an academic career) or an accelerated JD (if you practice law). Given the 2 options you set forward, I'd rather go to Emory
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Hello, a.k.a Ethan,

Thank you for your response.
If I decide to go to Georgetown, I will refer to your answer.

Hello, a.k.a Ethan,

Thank you for your response.
If I decide to go to Georgetown, I will refer to your answer.
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Hello, Stagista11,

Thank you for your realistic and practical advice.
Then, you don't think Georgetown would be better than Emory in terms of school's prestige or quality, right?

Hello, Stagista11,

Thank you for your realistic and practical advice.
Then, you don't think Georgetown would be better than Emory in terms of school's prestige or quality, right?
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Stagista11

they're both excellent schools. I guess Gtown enjoys a better location for job hunting purposes, especially if you're not a US citizen. That said, I'm rather worried a 2-year program is not worth it. If Gtown is your first choice, you may want to ask to be "transferred" to the normal 1-year LLM program

they're both excellent schools. I guess Gtown enjoys a better location for job hunting purposes, especially if you're not a US citizen. That said, I'm rather worried a 2-year program is not worth it. If Gtown is your first choice, you may want to ask to be "transferred" to the normal 1-year LLM program
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Dear Stagista11,

Thank you for your further response.
I understand what you mean.
However, I'm not sure whether it would be possible to transfer to normal 1-year LLM, although, of course, I can ask the admission office about this.
Seeing the curriculum of first year of the program, focusing generally on legal English and American legal system, it seems that courses are quite intensive and helpful to enhance English skills for a law student from outside the U.S.
Nevertheless, do you think that additional one year is not necessary?

Dear Stagista11,

Thank you for your further response.
I understand what you mean.
However, I'm not sure whether it would be possible to transfer to normal 1-year LLM, although, of course, I can ask the admission office about this.
Seeing the curriculum of first year of the program, focusing generally on legal English and American legal system, it seems that courses are quite intensive and helpful to enhance English skills for a law student from outside the U.S.
Nevertheless, do you think that additional one year is not necessary?
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Stagista11

Mine is just an opinion of course, but to me it doesn't make sense to have a 2-year LLM program. Again, go for an accelerated JD if you've time and financial resources to afford a 2-year law program in the US

Mine is just an opinion of course, but to me it doesn't make sense to have a 2-year LLM program. Again, go for an accelerated JD if you've time and financial resources to afford a 2-year law program in the US
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