Georgetown vs. Vanderbilt


vigdissig

Hi all!

I've been admitted to Georgetown and Vanderbilt and am seriously torn between these two schools! I would enroll in the securities regulation program at GULC and law&business track at Vanderbilt, my main interest area being corporate and financial law. My plans after the LLM are to sit the NY state bar exam and to try my best to get a job in the U.S., preferably at a law firm.

I do think that a smaller class offers more opportunities in many ways, especially as far as professors' accessibility and also just the general atmosphere go. However, a school's prestige is obviously a very important factor when it comes job hunting and a larger school might also offer more networking opportunities...

As far as location goes, I think I'd be happy in both Nashville and D.C. even though they are probably quite different cities.

I'd be grateful to get your opinions on which of the two would be better, mostly as far as job hunting goes after graduation. My decision might end up being largely based on which one makes me more likely to be able to land a job in the U.S. Just to clarify, I realize that it's hard work to get one, but I'm prepared to to that work :)

Thanks!

Hi all!

I've been admitted to Georgetown and Vanderbilt and am seriously torn between these two schools! I would enroll in the securities regulation program at GULC and law&business track at Vanderbilt, my main interest area being corporate and financial law. My plans after the LLM are to sit the NY state bar exam and to try my best to get a job in the U.S., preferably at a law firm.

I do think that a smaller class offers more opportunities in many ways, especially as far as professors' accessibility and also just the general atmosphere go. However, a school's prestige is obviously a very important factor when it comes job hunting and a larger school might also offer more networking opportunities...

As far as location goes, I think I'd be happy in both Nashville and D.C. even though they are probably quite different cities.

I'd be grateful to get your opinions on which of the two would be better, mostly as far as job hunting goes after graduation. My decision might end up being largely based on which one makes me more likely to be able to land a job in the U.S. Just to clarify, I realize that it's hard work to get one, but I'm prepared to to that work :)

Thanks!
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GodBless

Hey, Congratulations!
I'd say Georgetown is better! In every aspect that you're looking at Georgetown is better!

Hey, Congratulations!
I'd say Georgetown is better! In every aspect that you're looking at Georgetown is better!
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Voice.of.R...

They are both equivalently "prestigious" schools. Both small private institutions. Both expensive. Both have national alumni base with which to network. But, DC and Nashville are very different cities. If you want an international feel with lots of activities and high competition, don't consider Nashville. if you want extremely friendly people and a slower pace, don't consider DC. Honestly, for the money you will spend and your goal of working in finance in the US, I would lean toward Georgetown. If you want to work in the Southern US in a corporation, go to Vandy.

They are both equivalently "prestigious" schools. Both small private institutions. Both expensive. Both have national alumni base with which to network. But, DC and Nashville are very different cities. If you want an international feel with lots of activities and high competition, don't consider Nashville. if you want extremely friendly people and a slower pace, don't consider DC. Honestly, for the money you will spend and your goal of working in finance in the US, I would lean toward Georgetown. If you want to work in the Southern US in a corporation, go to Vandy.
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fgiuliano

I believe that Georgetown has a better international reputation.

I believe that Georgetown has a better international reputation.
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friendly people sounds good to me? but go where you heart directs you. best of luck.

friendly people sounds good to me? but go where you heart directs you. best of luck.
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vigdissig

Thank you for your comments!

I've decided to "sleep on this" until the New Year. There are lots of factors to consider but I think there is probably no wrong decision in this matter.

Thanks again and best of luck to you all! :)

Thank you for your comments!

I've decided to "sleep on this" until the New Year. There are lots of factors to consider but I think there is probably no wrong decision in this matter.

Thanks again and best of luck to you all! :)
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hawkme

I say go for Georgetown. The opportunities are all there... Vanderbilt is an amazing school, but Georgetown is even better

I say go for Georgetown. The opportunities are all there... Vanderbilt is an amazing school, but Georgetown is even better
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Stagista11

I'm for GT as well, although Vandy sounds like a good back plan

I'm for GT as well, although Vandy sounds like a good back plan
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