Northwestern v. USC


Shrv_06

Hey there, I got admitted at USC (LLM in ADR) and Northwestern Pritzker (LLM), and now its hard to decide which University I should take. I have received almost similar scholarships from both Universities (around $25k). Although Northwestern has a better reputation, I intend to give the California bar and find employment in California (hopefully). Does anyone have any advice, have to decide by 1 April?

Hey there, I got admitted at USC (LLM in ADR) and Northwestern Pritzker (LLM), and now its hard to decide which University I should take. I have received almost similar scholarships from both Universities (around $25k). Although Northwestern has a better reputation, I intend to give the California bar and find employment in California (hopefully). Does anyone have any advice, have to decide by 1 April?
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RKSLAW1

Both are amazing schools, but if you intend to take the California bar and live in California it would make much more sense to do the USC LLM. You will have a network in California and better job opportunities.

Hey there, I got admitted at USC (LLM in ADR) and Northwestern Pritzker (LLM), and now its hard to decide which University I should take. I have received almost similar scholarships from both Universities (around $25k). Although Northwestern has a better reputation, I intend to give the California bar and find employment in California (hopefully). Does anyone have any advice, have to decide by 1 April?

Both are amazing schools, but if you intend to take the California bar and live in California it would make much more sense to do the USC LLM. You will have a network in California and better job opportunities.<br><br>[quote]Hey there, I got admitted at USC (LLM in ADR) and Northwestern Pritzker (LLM), and now its hard to decide which University I should take. I have received almost similar scholarships from both Universities (around $25k). Although Northwestern has a better reputation, I intend to give the California bar and find employment in California (hopefully). Does anyone have any advice, have to decide by 1 April? [/quote]
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Sophy H

If you’re planning to live and work in CA, it would be best to attend USC. You’ll have more opportunities to network locally during the LLM, and USC has a very active network. Also USC’s reputation is very strong in Los Angeles and California. Plus, USC offers a lot of help for students interested in sitting for the CA bar exam, including a CA bar track that makes course selection easier for students, guidance on bar registration and application process, and Early Bar Prep workshops that are free to students.


<div>If you’re planning to live and work in CA, it would be best to attend USC. You’ll have more opportunities to network locally during the LLM, and USC has a very active network. Also USC’s reputation is very strong in Los Angeles and California. Plus, USC offers a lot of help for students interested in sitting for the CA bar exam, including a CA bar track that makes course selection easier for students, guidance on bar registration and application process, and Early Bar Prep workshops that are free to students.<br></div><div><br></div><div>
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Shrv_06

Thank you RKSLAW1 and Sophy! I was just a little biased because of the ranking, but I think it wouldn’t matter much considering the networking opportunities USC will offer. 

Thank you RKSLAW1 and Sophy! I was just a little biased because of the ranking, but I think it wouldn’t matter much considering the networking opportunities USC will offer.&nbsp;
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