LLM - NYU v Georgetown


I have been admitted into Georgetown for the International Business and Economic Law course with a scholarship of USD 20,000 and I've also been admitted in NYU for the Corporation LLM degree (no financial aid). I know NYU is ranked higher than Georgetown for law but with the scholarship in mind would it be advisable to opt for Georgetown instead? All opinions welcome.
I have been admitted into Georgetown for the International Business and Economic Law course with a scholarship of USD 20,000 and I've also been admitted in NYU for the Corporation LLM degree (no financial aid). I know NYU is ranked higher than Georgetown for law but with the scholarship in mind would it be advisable to opt for Georgetown instead? All opinions welcome.
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zemeckis07
Aarathi, it is hard to analyze your case because the two LL.M. programs you were admitted to are not in the same field (one of them is in International Business and Economic Law, which may involve a bit of Corporate Law, but should be much more leaning towards International Trade, and the other is in Corporate Law). In my honest opinion, you would be fine going to Georgetown with a scholarship. However, if your true interest lies in Corporate Law, NYU is a better school for you.
Aarathi, it is hard to analyze your case because the two LL.M. programs you were admitted to are not in the same field (one of them is in International Business and Economic Law, which may involve a bit of Corporate Law, but should be much more leaning towards International Trade, and the other is in Corporate Law). In my honest opinion, you would be fine going to Georgetown with a scholarship. However, if your true interest lies in Corporate Law, NYU is a better school for you.
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Louis Litt
I have been admitted into Georgetown for the International Business and Economic Law course with a scholarship of USD 20,000 and I've also been admitted in NYU for the Corporation LLM degree (no financial aid). I know NYU is ranked higher than Georgetown for law but with the scholarship in mind would it be advisable to opt for Georgetown instead? All opinions welcome.


I fully agree with the zemeckis07, it totally depends on what do you want to do after graduation. NYU has great general reputation and superior reputation in the field of corporate law (although it is inferior to HLS and Columbia) and is number one in international law. But Georgetown, although it is far inferior to NYU in general reputation, is number one in WTO law and is great in international law.
May be you desired area of practice is in intersection of international\trade\corporate law, and, in such a case, it will totally depend on what exactly do you want to do. What area of practice you want to concentrate, where do you want to work (law firm, international organization, government)?
It all may affect the decision of what institution to attend.

Also, as far as i know, decisions on financial aid for NYU will be announced only in the mid of March. Does your admission decision explicitly state that you are not qualified for any financial aid?

[Edited by Louis Litt on Mar 08, 2019]

[quote]I have been admitted into Georgetown for the International Business and Economic Law course with a scholarship of USD 20,000 and I've also been admitted in NYU for the Corporation LLM degree (no financial aid). I know NYU is ranked higher than Georgetown for law but with the scholarship in mind would it be advisable to opt for Georgetown instead? All opinions welcome.[/quote]

I fully agree with the zemeckis07, it totally depends on what do you want to do after graduation. NYU has great general reputation and superior reputation in the field of corporate law (although it is inferior to HLS and Columbia) and is number one in international law. But Georgetown, although it is far inferior to NYU in general reputation, is number one in WTO law and is great in international law.
May be you desired area of practice is in intersection of international\trade\corporate law, and, in such a case, it will totally depend on what exactly do you want to do. What area of practice you want to concentrate, where do you want to work (law firm, international organization, government)?
It all may affect the decision of what institution to attend.

Also, as far as i know, decisions on financial aid for NYU will be announced only in the mid of March. Does your admission decision explicitly state that you are not qualified for any financial aid?
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NYU would be better given your specific interests. Have you decided yet?
NYU would be better given your specific interests. Have you decided yet?
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I have been admitted into Georgetown for the International Business and Economic Law course with a scholarship of USD 20,000 and I've also been admitted in NYU for the Corporation LLM degree (no financial aid). I know NYU is ranked higher than Georgetown for law but with the scholarship in mind would it be advisable to opt for Georgetown instead? All opinions welcome.


I have a similar dilemma!
[quote]I have been admitted into Georgetown for the International Business and Economic Law course with a scholarship of USD 20,000 and I've also been admitted in NYU for the Corporation LLM degree (no financial aid). I know NYU is ranked higher than Georgetown for law but with the scholarship in mind would it be advisable to opt for Georgetown instead? All opinions welcome.[/quote]

I have a similar dilemma!
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P_0301M
I am pretty much in the same boat. NYU has not yet announced their financial aid and I have a partial scholarship from Georgetown. My area of interest is dispute settlement in international trade and investment law. Any suggestions on which is a better option?
I am pretty much in the same boat. NYU has not yet announced their financial aid and I have a partial scholarship from Georgetown. My area of interest is dispute settlement in international trade and investment law. Any suggestions on which is a better option?
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I am pretty much in the same boat. NYU has not yet announced their financial aid and I have a partial scholarship from Georgetown. My area of interest is dispute settlement in international trade and investment law. Any suggestions on which is a better option?


I also am specialized in international dispute settlement, have a substantial scholarship from GT and have not heard from NYU re the financial aid (I do not expect it to match GT even closely).
So far no idea which one I am going to choose...
[quote]I am pretty much in the same boat. NYU has not yet announced their financial aid and I have a partial scholarship from Georgetown. My area of interest is dispute settlement in international trade and investment law. Any suggestions on which is a better option?
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I also am specialized in international dispute settlement, have a substantial scholarship from GT and have not heard from NYU re the financial aid (I do not expect it to match GT even closely).
So far no idea which one I am going to choose...
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