HI Fairy Queen,
I would like to thank you for clarifying my dilemma and I fully agree with your analysis of Penn Law. It is indeed more corporate orientated than NYU and other leading US Law Schools. Moreover, I am delighted that I will have the opportunity of doing the Wharton Certificate which, in and of itself, carries a strong name on your CV.
Philadelphia is only 2 hours away from New York city so as you said it is unlikely that this fact will be a disadvantage.
Where I fully agree with the core of your analysis are the class size (UPENN 90 vs NYU 450+) and the alumni network which is as good as any TOP 5 Law Schools (putting aside CLS).
I also think that I should not wastime re-applying unless some radical and positive changes would occur next year, and even then!!! UPENN, on the balance of convenience, appears to me my best choice as an LLM.
Time and again, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. I truly appreciate it!