NYU (no scholarship) v Umich with scholarship ($30,000)


If I want to do my LLM program in business laws and bankruptcy.
Among Michigan Law with scholarship ($30,000) and NYU without a scholarship, what option is better?
If I want to do my LLM program in business laws and bankruptcy.
Among Michigan Law with scholarship ($30,000) and NYU without a scholarship, what option is better?
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llm_usa
Michigan is an outstanding law school! This is a no brainer! Why going to NYU? Do you have a particular reason for going there and throwing 30,000 away? If money is not an issue and you really really want to go to NYU then go ahead.

Michigan is one of the most respectable law schools in the nation! Take that amazing offer and enjoy!
Michigan is an outstanding law school! This is a no brainer! Why going to NYU? Do you have a particular reason for going there and throwing 30,000 away? If money is not an issue and you really really want to go to NYU then go ahead.

Michigan is one of the most respectable law schools in the nation! Take that amazing offer and enjoy!
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I understand that Michigan Law is a great law school and the offer of scholarship is amazing. However, NYU has better ranking and the business law in NYU is great. That’s why the decision is tough. The only thing I will reject the scholarship is ranking.
I understand that Michigan Law is a great law school and the offer of scholarship is amazing. However, NYU has better ranking and the business law in NYU is great. That’s why the decision is tough. The only thing I will reject the scholarship is ranking.
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dnunes
Hi everyone, just talking about my particular experience for future applicants to have more info. I also had an offer from NYU and one from Michigan Law, which offered me a very good scholarship. I ended up deciding for Michigan Law and graduated a few months ago.

One of the things that led me to choose MLaw was the smaller class. I actually got to know and to become friends with almost all my classmates. I was worried that by going to NYU I would not be able to do that, because the class is quite big.

I also loved the fact that my LLM class was very diverse - I was the only person from my country. If I had gone to NYU I would probably end up having a closer relationship with other students from my country (there were many of them), because we naturally feel more comfortable by doing that. But then I would not take advantage of learning more about different countries and cultures, which is a crucial part of the whole LLM experience.

The cost of life was also a big aspect. Housing in NY is VERY expensive, even the options offered by the law school. Don't get me wrong, Ann Arbor is not as cheap as I expected, but it's way cheaper than NY - plus you don't pay to ride the bus.

To be honest, I think NYU has the advantage of being located in a place where it's easier to network. But I believe MLaw compensates that by having a very strong community and a broad alumni network that is always willing to help current students.

Now about the ranking. It's true that rankings are important in the US, but Michigan Law is well-known as an outstanding, rigorous law school - which it is.

Of course this is a very personal decision and each person has different priorities, but if anybody needs more insights about my particular experience in deciding between both schools, just reach out to me.
Hi everyone, just talking about my particular experience for future applicants to have more info. I also had an offer from NYU and one from Michigan Law, which offered me a very good scholarship. I ended up deciding for Michigan Law and graduated a few months ago.

One of the things that led me to choose MLaw was the smaller class. I actually got to know and to become friends with almost all my classmates. I was worried that by going to NYU I would not be able to do that, because the class is quite big.

I also loved the fact that my LLM class was very diverse - I was the only person from my country. If I had gone to NYU I would probably end up having a closer relationship with other students from my country (there were many of them), because we naturally feel more comfortable by doing that. But then I would not take advantage of learning more about different countries and cultures, which is a crucial part of the whole LLM experience.

The cost of life was also a big aspect. Housing in NY is VERY expensive, even the options offered by the law school. Don't get me wrong, Ann Arbor is not as cheap as I expected, but it's way cheaper than NY - plus you don't pay to ride the bus.

To be honest, I think NYU has the advantage of being located in a place where it's easier to network. But I believe MLaw compensates that by having a very strong community and a broad alumni network that is always willing to help current students.

Now about the ranking. It's true that rankings are important in the US, but Michigan Law is well-known as an outstanding, rigorous law school - which it is.

Of course this is a very personal decision and each person has different priorities, but if anybody needs more insights about my particular experience in deciding between both schools, just reach out to me.
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chicken so...
Not to push too hard on this, because your experience sounds interesting, but when you talk about diversity and small class sizes this really sounds like advertising.

I've been reading this message board for a long time, and when applicants come to these discussions, virtually none of them have concerns about class size and diversity. They're much more likely to be interested in a school's reputation, its faculty, the actual course content, etc.

What would be more interesting for most people here would be to know what tangible benefits you or your cohort received after graduating - what doors the degree opened, what jobs were landed, etc.
Not to push too hard on this, because your experience sounds interesting, but when you talk about diversity and small class sizes this really sounds like advertising.

I've been reading this message board for a long time, and when applicants come to these discussions, virtually none of them have concerns about class size and diversity. They're much more likely to be interested in a school's reputation, its faculty, the actual course content, etc.

What would be more interesting for most people here would be to know what tangible benefits you or your cohort received after graduating - what doors the degree opened, what jobs were landed, etc.
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