Georgetown vs Duke


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I was accepted in Georgetown and Duke. I would like to know opinions about which one I have to choose, considering academic issues and the possibilities of obtaining a job.

Thanks

I was accepted in Georgetown and Duke. I would like to know opinions about which one I have to choose, considering academic issues and the possibilities of obtaining a job.

Thanks
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Leeli

It should be easier to find a job in a big city like the DC.
GTU has strong reputation in public laws, particularly public international law, while Duke, in my opinion, is a bit more commerce oriented.

It should be easier to find a job in a big city like the DC.
GTU has strong reputation in public laws, particularly public international law, while Duke, in my opinion, is a bit more commerce oriented.
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alpha

I would choose Georgetown too, Big city, Capital of the USA lots of law firms etc....

I would choose Georgetown too, Big city, Capital of the USA lots of law firms etc....
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LLM_06

I would also choose Georgetown, since its international reputation is more established than Duke's, unless you want to focus on a subject that Duke has the edge.

I would also choose Georgetown, since its international reputation is more established than Duke's, unless you want to focus on a subject that Duke has the edge.
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lcm

Hi guys,

Sorry to interfere, but Duke is better ranked than Georgetown, has better facilities, the place is nicer and cheaper to live, and professors are great (addto your list James Cox, Mitu Gulati and Boyle).

Regarding jobs after the LLM, sorry to mention it, but at Duke we received a lot of offers for the international students. However, in many cases the job offers are far more related to your contacts in your home country (mainly the firm or company you used to work in before coming) than to your knowledge (of course if you are a jerk you won't find a job). Internships for LLMs are mechanism used by big law firms in the US to foster bonds with law firms and companies abroad. It's only business.

Hi guys,

Sorry to interfere, but Duke is better ranked than Georgetown, has better facilities, the place is nicer and cheaper to live, and professors are great (addto your list James Cox, Mitu Gulati and Boyle).

Regarding jobs after the LLM, sorry to mention it, but at Duke we received a lot of offers for the international students. However, in many cases the job offers are far more related to your contacts in your home country (mainly the firm or company you used to work in before coming) than to your knowledge (of course if you are a jerk you won't find a job). Internships for LLMs are mechanism used by big law firms in the US to foster bonds with law firms and companies abroad. It's only business.
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RR LL.M.

I think you can only make a choice between these two great universities strictly on personal preferences. Both are great, GULC is better in international law, Duke is very good in securities law, IP, constitutional law (Chemerinsky). GULC is ranked a little bit lower than Duke (don´t forget these rankings are for the JD program), Washington D.C. is a very expensive city, Durham is very cheap but not as much fun as D.C.. My point is, it all depends on what you want to do during your academic year. LL.M´s can get job offers, but don´t forget its not easy. I liked something that somebody posted in this discussion board regarding this issue, and that is: getting a job is the exception while not getting an offer is the usual and expected. Hope this helps, by the way, personally I prefer Duke and I´m actually going there this next August.

I think you can only make a choice between these two great universities strictly on personal preferences. Both are great, GULC is better in international law, Duke is very good in securities law, IP, constitutional law (Chemerinsky). GULC is ranked a little bit lower than Duke (don´t forget these rankings are for the JD program), Washington D.C. is a very expensive city, Durham is very cheap but not as much fun as D.C.. My point is, it all depends on what you want to do during your academic year. LL.M´s can get job offers, but don´t forget its not easy. I liked something that somebody posted in this discussion board regarding this issue, and that is: getting a job is the exception while not getting an offer is the usual and expected. Hope this helps, by the way, personally I prefer Duke and I´m actually going there this next August.
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Tomer

I am currently undertaking my LLM at Duke and I already have an offer from an excellent NY law firm. I also had three more callback interviews with other leading firms and further offers may come by pretty soon. I have many friends in other universities and they haven't gotten that far, while many of my coursemates here have done at least as well as I have. The Duke alumni comunity is very supportive and helps current Duke students in their job search. Do contact me if you want further information.

I am currently undertaking my LLM at Duke and I already have an offer from an excellent NY law firm. I also had three more callback interviews with other leading firms and further offers may come by pretty soon. I have many friends in other universities and they haven't gotten that far, while many of my coursemates here have done at least as well as I have. The Duke alumni comunity is very supportive and helps current Duke students in their job search. Do contact me if you want further information.
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