Northwestern v. Georgetown


Any thoughts on these schools in comparison? Global connectivity? Job prospects?

Feedback appreciated!

Any thoughts on these schools in comparison? Global connectivity? Job prospects?

Feedback appreciated!
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Wavshrdr

Need more criteria to really help out. Are you going to try and stay in the US and work (assuming you are an int'l LLM)? If so, Northwestern (NW) is generally very strong in getting students placed (at least on a JD level - don't know about LLM but trying to find out). The students in general at tend to be older and more experienced in life at the campus. It is run more like a business school than a law school (which I think is good).

Between the too I'd pick NW... UNLESS you are going for a tax LLM, then clearly go with Georgetown. Cost of living is lower in Chicago than Washington D.C. The climate is better though in Georgetown and you want to be near the US Gov't than it might be right for you.

My father is an almuni of Georgetown and did a Masters (not in law) some time ago. I spent some time as a child in the area and frequently returned. Washington DC can be a great place if you have a lot of money to spend.

On the plus side for Chicago, it is very active and vibrant. Cheap flights so most any place in the worlds. Like DC there are some very bad places you want to avoid.

If it were my money (and my partner has been accepted to both NW and Georgetown) I'd go with NW. Having said that we are leaning toward Michigan and UT Austin. Austin, Texas is a great town and very affordable to live in. Texas just made it possible for an LLM candidate with a foreign law degree to sit for the Texas bar. It is also a bargain for the price and considering it is one of the T15 elite schools it isn't a bad option.

Need more criteria to really help out. Are you going to try and stay in the US and work (assuming you are an int'l LLM)? If so, Northwestern (NW) is generally very strong in getting students placed (at least on a JD level - don't know about LLM but trying to find out). The students in general at tend to be older and more experienced in life at the campus. It is run more like a business school than a law school (which I think is good).

Between the too I'd pick NW... UNLESS you are going for a tax LLM, then clearly go with Georgetown. Cost of living is lower in Chicago than Washington D.C. The climate is better though in Georgetown and you want to be near the US Gov't than it might be right for you.

My father is an almuni of Georgetown and did a Masters (not in law) some time ago. I spent some time as a child in the area and frequently returned. Washington DC can be a great place if you have a lot of money to spend.

On the plus side for Chicago, it is very active and vibrant. Cheap flights so most any place in the worlds. Like DC there are some very bad places you want to avoid.

If it were my money (and my partner has been accepted to both NW and Georgetown) I'd go with NW. Having said that we are leaning toward Michigan and UT Austin. Austin, Texas is a great town and very affordable to live in. Texas just made it possible for an LLM candidate with a foreign law degree to sit for the Texas bar. It is also a bargain for the price and considering it is one of the T15 elite schools it isn't a bad option.
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Thank you for the feedback!

I'm going for the tax llm. Domestic student interested in practicing over seas at some point. Have a corporate background so interested in the business transaction side of things. I was wondering which school (NW or GTown) carries overseas from a corporate cross border perspective.

So, which one would you select? GTown over NW. Or, NW or GTown?

Thoughts?

Thank you for the feedback!

I'm going for the tax llm. Domestic student interested in practicing over seas at some point. Have a corporate background so interested in the business transaction side of things. I was wondering which school (NW or GTown) carries overseas from a corporate cross border perspective.

So, which one would you select? GTown over NW. Or, NW or GTown?

Thoughts?
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Joy Hopefu...

I was accepted in Georgetown, Northwestern and Michigan. I confess that I am also thorn. I am trying to speak to former students, read Universities journals and know more about professors and classes. My focus is antitrust and public policies.

Would you have an opinion on antitrust as well?

I was accepted in Georgetown, Northwestern and Michigan. I confess that I am also thorn. I am trying to speak to former students, read Universities journals and know more about professors and classes. My focus is antitrust and public policies.

Would you have an opinion on antitrust as well?
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Kitty-Su

Still havent gotten my Georgetown decision.

Any idea guys ?

Still havent gotten my Georgetown decision.

Any idea guys ?
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CorpLawyer

Have been accepted by Georgetown for their LLM program in IBEL. To be honest I would certainly choose Georgetown due to it's location and the fact that it's tax program is one of the best.

Have been accepted by Georgetown for their LLM program in IBEL. To be honest I would certainly choose Georgetown due to it's location and the fact that it's tax program is one of the best.
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kohll

Any thoughts on these schools in comparison? Global connectivity? Job prospects?

Feedback appreciated!


I have the same situation as you ! Torning....

<blockquote>Any thoughts on these schools in comparison? Global connectivity? Job prospects?

Feedback appreciated! </blockquote>

I have the same situation as you ! Torning....
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Kitty-Su

I asked GL for a transfer to Tax. Any idea whether that will happen ?

I asked GL for a transfer to Tax. Any idea whether that will happen ?
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Joy Hopefu...

Just declined Northwestern's offer. In case someone is waitlisted, there is still hope.

Just declined Northwestern's offer. In case someone is waitlisted, there is still hope.
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