Northwestern vs Duke vs Georgetown


lawmaker

Got offers from all of them without any scholarship. Can anybody tell me how to make a decision among them?

If I prefer living in a big city, which one you think prevailing? Northwestern (in Chicago) or Georgetown (in D.C.)? It is a pretty hard decision as Northwestern has higher ranking while Georgetown is closer to NYC.

Does any one prefer Duke? I know it also has a very good fame in the world.

Got offers from all of them without any scholarship. Can anybody tell me how to make a decision among them?

If I prefer living in a big city, which one you think prevailing? Northwestern (in Chicago) or Georgetown (in D.C.)? It is a pretty hard decision as Northwestern has higher ranking while Georgetown is closer to NYC.

Does any one prefer Duke? I know it also has a very good fame in the world.
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spikesf

I am still undecided between Georgetown and Duke. Will probably not go for Northwestern LLM/kellogg and NYU because it is too expensive.

Why Duke? A lot cheaper (more than 10,000 USD + scholarship I got). It is a small llm and a very dedicated staff towards LLM-students. I am a fan of the Duke environment.

Why Georgetown? I would go for the llm in securities regulations which is probably the best in its field, but it is more expensive than Duke (Georgetown did not yet decide on scholarships if I am not mistaking so I am still waiting).

I am still undecided between Georgetown and Duke. Will probably not go for Northwestern LLM/kellogg and NYU because it is too expensive.

Why Duke? A lot cheaper (more than 10,000 USD + scholarship I got). It is a small llm and a very dedicated staff towards LLM-students. I am a fan of the Duke environment.

Why Georgetown? I would go for the llm in securities regulations which is probably the best in its field, but it is more expensive than Duke (Georgetown did not yet decide on scholarships if I am not mistaking so I am still waiting).
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TataM

I've chosen Duke over NW and GULC.

I want to study corporate law and Duke has a very very good reputation in that field in Europe, where I live. Moreover, Duke environment is really nice: advantage of small city, people are more friendly and it will be easier to meet Americans, see how they live, share opinions... than in big city where you will probably stay only with int'l students.

Last but not least: the wheather is far more better in North Carolina! :-)

I've chosen Duke over NW and GULC.

I want to study corporate law and Duke has a very very good reputation in that field in Europe, where I live. Moreover, Duke environment is really nice: advantage of small city, people are more friendly and it will be easier to meet Americans, see how they live, share opinions... than in big city where you will probably stay only with int'l students.

Last but not least: the wheather is far more better in North Carolina! :-)
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lawmaker

Is Northwestern good at IP law? I am interested in IP law.

Is Northwestern good at IP law? I am interested in IP law.
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Newbie011

1. NW - Corporate / Business
2. GULC - Securities / Government
3. Duke

1. NW - Corporate / Business
2. GULC - Securities / Government
3. Duke
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hcm2010

Newbie011 is right... NW for business/corporate.

Newbie011 is right... NW for business/corporate.
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c.ronaldo

I agree with newbie.

I agree with newbie.
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Newbie011

I had to withdraw my offer from NW.... very sad about that.

Chicago is amazing and NW's location is the best.

I had to withdraw my offer from NW.... very sad about that.

Chicago is amazing and NW's location is the best.
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way to go

way to go
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Qjung

if you prefer a city life...I'd say Northwestern...everything there is nice(including its academic staff)

if you prefer a city life...I'd say Northwestern...everything there is nice(including its academic staff)

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lawmaker

Everyone, which one has bigger reputation and fame in your country?

Everyone, which one has bigger reputation and fame in your country?
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Santa

I am studying at UVA at the moment and if I had to chose between those three, I would go to GULC. Washington is an AMAZING city and the program will be solid too.

I am studying at UVA at the moment and if I had to chose between those three, I would go to GULC. Washington is an AMAZING city and the program will be solid too.
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mav09

Hi Santa,
Hope you are well!
I am in Georgetown so there is a case of probable bias, but In my opinion, I would look at the course offerings apart from reputation.
I can shed a little light on GULC from my personal experience.
Reputation is important and probably goes a long way but I believe I made a good choice in coming to GULC and I am really happy with the large course selection and the faculty here.
My whole purpose was to supplement my work-ex and develop a specialization in the areas of international finance, global regulatory regimes and structured instruments.
I have subjects like corporate finance, structured finance, project finance, derivatives, hedge funds, M&A International finance etc.
The point is that some of these are critical areas of my practice that are traditionally not taught in most law schools but GULC was creative enough and has probably the largest course selection possible in comparison to several other law schools and I got exactly what I was looking for.
The other advantage of GULC is probably its extern-ship opportunities. It makes a lot of sense to work and get exposure to the legal practice and everything is so closely located from the campus that you can easily manage you time and get to work and study at the same time.
Externships are a total ++, I can't really emphasize its importance in developing one's career.
DC has 16 largest firms headquartered here. It's the capital and a fun city overall.
Other schools are good as well and better ranked( on the basis of reputation alone). I do not deny reputation does not help, it certainly does and if you get the kind of course selection that you are looking for and the right mix of environment and growth opportunities, go for the other schools you like.
Don't take is as completely biased statement as I had offers from other schools as well.
I am only trying to give an honest opinion and these appeared to the positives of attending GULC, I really can't tell you about the others as I have not attended them.
Hope this information is helpful in making the right decision.

Hi Santa,
Hope you are well!
I am in Georgetown so there is a case of probable bias, but In my opinion, I would look at the course offerings apart from reputation.
I can shed a little light on GULC from my personal experience.
Reputation is important and probably goes a long way but I believe I made a good choice in coming to GULC and I am really happy with the large course selection and the faculty here.
My whole purpose was to supplement my work-ex and develop a specialization in the areas of international finance, global regulatory regimes and structured instruments.
I have subjects like corporate finance, structured finance, project finance, derivatives, hedge funds, M&A International finance etc.
The point is that some of these are critical areas of my practice that are traditionally not taught in most law schools but GULC was creative enough and has probably the largest course selection possible in comparison to several other law schools and I got exactly what I was looking for.
The other advantage of GULC is probably its extern-ship opportunities. It makes a lot of sense to work and get exposure to the legal practice and everything is so closely located from the campus that you can easily manage you time and get to work and study at the same time.
Externships are a total ++, I can't really emphasize its importance in developing one's career.
DC has 16 largest firms headquartered here. It's the capital and a fun city overall.
Other schools are good as well and better ranked( on the basis of reputation alone). I do not deny reputation does not help, it certainly does and if you get the kind of course selection that you are looking for and the right mix of environment and growth opportunities, go for the other schools you like.
Don't take is as completely biased statement as I had offers from other schools as well.
I am only trying to give an honest opinion and these appeared to the positives of attending GULC, I really can't tell you about the others as I have not attended them.
Hope this information is helpful in making the right decision.

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Gruneman

Hi lawmaker,
I've chosen Duke over GW.
If you are interested in IP, Duke is a great place!!
Jerome Reichmann am James Boyle teach there.
It is true that Durham is a ver small city, but as far as I know the friendly enviroment of Duke rocks.
In my case, despite the fact that GW has a superb program in IP, I am from South America and down here Duke is well known an a strong brand...
Good luck anyway!!!!

Hi lawmaker,
I've chosen Duke over GW.
If you are interested in IP, Duke is a great place!!
Jerome Reichmann am James Boyle teach there.
It is true that Durham is a ver small city, but as far as I know the friendly enviroment of Duke rocks.
In my case, despite the fact that GW has a superb program in IP, I am from South America and down here Duke is well known an a strong brand...
Good luck anyway!!!!

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Stagista11

for corporate law you go to NWU, for securities and international law you do to GTU, for IP to Duke

for corporate law you go to NWU, for securities and international law you do to GTU, for IP to Duke
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lawmaker

Duke seems more famous than GTU.

Duke seems more famous than GTU.
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