Northwestern or Duke


ercokluk

I am atmitted to both Duke and Northwestern for LLM and I'm very uncertain on this issue. Which one is better. Does anybody have opinion.

I am atmitted to both Duke and Northwestern for LLM and I'm very uncertain on this issue. Which one is better. Does anybody have opinion.
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R.20

Northwestern' program is more specific and I think it is much better, although Duke's campus is amazing.
Good luck on your choice!

Northwestern' program is more specific and I think it is much better, although Duke's campus is amazing.
Good luck on your choice!
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ercokluk

Thank you for your comment, I am really uncertain. I also worry about the social life in Durham. You know Durham is very small. On the other hand, I hate cold weather.

Thank you for your comment, I am really uncertain. I also worry about the social life in Durham. You know Durham is very small. On the other hand, I hate cold weather.
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Semih

Considering the 2008 Usnews ranking, Duke is a little bit superior than Northwestern. But your choice would depend on your areas of interest. Also your choice between a large city life and a silent, natural urban campus life.
I will attend to Duke, because of it's good reputation, world-class faculty on my areas of interest and of course, for it's Gothic Wonderland Campus.
Good luck on your choice.

Considering the 2008 Usnews ranking, Duke is a little bit superior than Northwestern. But your choice would depend on your areas of interest. Also your choice between a large city life and a silent, natural urban campus life.
I will attend to Duke, because of it's good reputation, world-class faculty on my areas of interest and of course, for it's Gothic Wonderland Campus.
Good luck on your choice.
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You probably want to consider where you'd like to work after school is over and done with. Chicago offers a myriad of legal opportunities, whereas a small town like Durham does not. I realize a Duke law degree will open up a lot of doors outside of North Carolina, but a Northwestern degree is also extremely well reputed. Plus, living in Chicago is a lot more fun than North Carolina. Choose wisely.

You probably want to consider where you'd like to work after school is over and done with. Chicago offers a myriad of legal opportunities, whereas a small town like Durham does not. I realize a Duke law degree will open up a lot of doors outside of North Carolina, but a Northwestern degree is also extremely well reputed. Plus, living in Chicago is a lot more fun than North Carolina. Choose wisely.
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richardcjy

First I disagree with R.30 that NW's program is "much better." These two schools are both good.

You should provide more information for us to make a suggestion. Your specialty, your plan after LLM etc. Living in Chicago might be more fun, but I do know many people don't like cities and it will be much more expensive.

In terms of legal market, I think for LLMs it really doesnt make big difference. Most LLMs won't work in Chicago anyways considering LLMs are usually only eligible to sit for NY or CA bar.

First I disagree with R.30 that NW's program is "much better." These two schools are both good.

You should provide more information for us to make a suggestion. Your specialty, your plan after LLM etc. Living in Chicago might be more fun, but I do know many people don't like cities and it will be much more expensive.

In terms of legal market, I think for LLMs it really doesnt make big difference. Most LLMs won't work in Chicago anyways considering LLMs are usually only eligible to sit for NY or CA bar.
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ercokluk

My specilization is WTO law, and I will turn back to Turkey after completing the LLM program. I'm not planning to attend bar examination. I want to choose the better school, but I know the city is also very important. Does any body have any idea about Durham.

My specilization is WTO law, and I will turn back to Turkey after completing the LLM program. I'm not planning to attend bar examination. I want to choose the better school, but I know the city is also very important. Does any body have any idea about Durham.
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I have talked to several people who attended Duke, and without fail all spoke of having a great time at a wonderful university. They really enjoyed their time in Durham, however I also know of people who have spent time in Chicago (not Northwestern) and also really enjoyed it. So either way you should have a good time! Remember that living costs may be less outside of a major city.

I have talked to several people who attended Duke, and without fail all spoke of having a great time at a wonderful university. They really enjoyed their time in Durham, however I also know of people who have spent time in Chicago (not Northwestern) and also really enjoyed it. So either way you should have a good time! Remember that living costs may be less outside of a major city.
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