Harvard v NYU IBRLA (half scholarship)/Columbia


koala-tea
Hi all,

I am very lucky to have received offers for these three fantastic programs.

I’m an Australian lawyer interested in practicing international commercial law with a focus on securities and investment litigation/arbitration. I intend to sit the NY bar straight after my LL.M. studies. Longer term I’m interested in becoming an academic in my home country.

Any thoughts on how to approach this decision would be welcome.
Hi all,

I am very lucky to have received offers for these three fantastic programs.

I’m an Australian lawyer interested in practicing international commercial law with a focus on securities and investment litigation/arbitration. I intend to sit the NY bar straight after my LL.M. studies. Longer term I’m interested in becoming an academic in my home country.

Any thoughts on how to approach this decision would be welcome.
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I'm preparing a similar query to the people around here. I would choose Harvard because it is the one school that is clearly rated in dispute resolution based on my research (source: google). IIRC Harvard is also a breeding ground for budding academics unlike the other two which are for law practitioners.

I don't remember their comparison on investments law, but NYU and Columbia are tops in securities IIRC.

Still, I would choose Harvard in a heartbeat over the others despite the finaid.
I'm preparing a similar query to the people around here. I would choose Harvard because it is the one school that is clearly rated in dispute resolution based on my research (source: google). IIRC Harvard is also a breeding ground for budding academics unlike the other two which are for law practitioners.

I don't remember their comparison on investments law, but NYU and Columbia are tops in securities IIRC.

Still, I would choose Harvard in a heartbeat over the others despite the finaid.
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algernon
I'm preparing a similar query to the people around here. I would choose Harvard because it is the one school that is clearly rated in dispute resolution based on my research (source: google). IIRC Harvard is also a breeding ground for budding academics unlike the other two which are for law practitioners.

I don't remember their comparison on investments law, but NYU and Columbia are tops in securities IIRC.

Still, I would choose Harvard in a heartbeat over the others despite the finaid.


My thoughts precisely - would only add 1) consider living in NYC compared to Cambridge and 2) to carefully weight the faculty in your fields of interest (since you say that you are interested in academia it may be worthwhile to attend a specific institution where Prof. X is teaching to have at least a chance to build a relationship)
[quote]I'm preparing a similar query to the people around here. I would choose Harvard because it is the one school that is clearly rated in dispute resolution based on my research (source: google). IIRC Harvard is also a breeding ground for budding academics unlike the other two which are for law practitioners.

I don't remember their comparison on investments law, but NYU and Columbia are tops in securities IIRC.

Still, I would choose Harvard in a heartbeat over the others despite the finaid.[/quote]

My thoughts precisely - would only add 1) consider living in NYC compared to Cambridge and 2) to carefully weight the faculty in your fields of interest (since you say that you are interested in academia it may be worthwhile to attend a specific institution where Prof. X is teaching to have at least a chance to build a relationship)
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Guys I have been admitted to NYU (International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration program) and MIDS.

Need to take decision between the two. I am an Indian with 6 years of experience - My priority is getting a job in International arbitration. Suggestion please??
Guys I have been admitted to NYU (International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration program) and MIDS.

Need to take decision between the two. I am an Indian with 6 years of experience - My priority is getting a job in International arbitration. Suggestion please??
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Guys I have been admitted to NYU (International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration program) and MIDS.

Need to take decision between the two. I am an Indian with 6 years of experience - My priority is getting a job in International arbitration. Suggestion please??


MIDS will get you far more arbitration practice, and (supposedly) experience is what gets you in the door for jobs in International Arbitration.

A search of young associates in top arbitration firms will yield plenty of graduates from both MIDS and IBRLA.
[quote]Guys I have been admitted to NYU (International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration program) and MIDS.

Need to take decision between the two. I am an Indian with 6 years of experience - My priority is getting a job in International arbitration. Suggestion please??[/quote]

MIDS will get you far more arbitration practice, and (supposedly) experience is what gets you in the door for jobs in International Arbitration.

A search of young associates in top arbitration firms will yield plenty of graduates from both MIDS and IBRLA.
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Congratulation for your admission. I suggest you the IBRLA based on your goals.
Congratulation for your admission. I suggest you the IBRLA based on your goals.
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Guys I have been admitted to NYU (International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration program) and MIDS.

Need to take decision between the two. I am an Indian with 6 years of experience - My priority is getting a job in International arbitration. Suggestion please??


MIDS will get you far more arbitration practice, and (supposedly) experience is what gets you in the door for jobs in International Arbitration.

A search of young associates in top arbitration firms will yield plenty of graduates from both MIDS and IBRLA.
[quote][quote]Guys I have been admitted to NYU (International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration program) and MIDS.

Need to take decision between the two. I am an Indian with 6 years of experience - My priority is getting a job in International arbitration. Suggestion please??[/quote]

MIDS will get you far more arbitration practice, and (supposedly) experience is what gets you in the door for jobs in International Arbitration.

A search of young associates in top arbitration firms will yield plenty of graduates from both MIDS and IBRLA.[/quote]
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Thank you guys !!!
Thank you guys !!!
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koala-tea
Thanks for your advice guys, every bit is helpful!

I ended up choosing Harvard given my longer term goals. I really hope some people who are waitlisted get spots at CLS and NYU as a result!
Thanks for your advice guys, every bit is helpful!

I ended up choosing Harvard given my longer term goals. I really hope some people who are waitlisted get spots at CLS and NYU as a result!
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klazo
Thanks for your advice guys, every bit is helpful!

I ended up choosing Harvard given my longer term goals. I really hope some people who are waitlisted get spots at CLS and NYU as a result!


Good choice! Seems to me in terms of prestige Harvard is a league above the other two (I say this without intending to diminish the fact that the other two are also excellent schools in their own right). So the only reason to NOT choose Harvard would be for money reasons, i.e. the scholarship at NYU. If you can afford it, Harvard is in my view the correct choice.
[quote]Thanks for your advice guys, every bit is helpful!

I ended up choosing Harvard given my longer term goals. I really hope some people who are waitlisted get spots at CLS and NYU as a result![/quote]

Good choice! Seems to me in terms of prestige Harvard is a league above the other two (I say this without intending to diminish the fact that the other two are also excellent schools in their own right). So the only reason to NOT choose Harvard would be for money reasons, i.e. the scholarship at NYU. If you can afford it, Harvard is in my view the correct choice.
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Harvey Spe...
Harvard is in a different league, even with a student loan. See u in Cambridge! ;)

[Edited by Harvey Specter on Apr 25, 2018]

Harvard is in a different league, even with a student loan. See u in Cambridge! ;)
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