NYU@NUS 2013-2014


NebNeb

Congrats!!!

I guess this means I am out of the scholarship round (hopefully not out entirely). By when do you have to make a decision?

Congrats!!!

I guess this means I am out of the scholarship round (hopefully not out entirely). By when do you have to make a decision?
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Congrats!!!

I guess this means I am out of the scholarship round (hopefully not out entirely). By when do you have to make a decision?


I haven't checked the website as of now. The confirmation mail states that our admission offers shall come through post / mail coming week in few days. This weekend I shall go through the website and get more details.

<blockquote>Congrats!!!

I guess this means I am out of the scholarship round (hopefully not out entirely). By when do you have to make a decision?</blockquote>

I haven't checked the website as of now. The confirmation mail states that our admission offers shall come through post / mail coming week in few days. This weekend I shall go through the website and get more details.
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bornhoaxer

Still awaiting my decision...
But this seems interesting-
http://www.law.nyu.edu/llmjsd/llmsingapore/programupdate/index.htm

Still awaiting my decision...
But this seems interesting-
http://www.law.nyu.edu/llmjsd/llmsingapore/programupdate/index.htm
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Wow ! That's an update.

Wow ! That's an update.
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NebNeb

Oh no... That's really a shame.

Oh no... That's really a shame.
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bornhoaxer

Yes. Wonder what this means for the overall value of the program as well...

Yes. Wonder what this means for the overall value of the program as well...
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I don't know how it affects the value of the program, considering it was dual degree and not a JOINT program.

But this was quite an update.

I don't know how it affects the value of the program, considering it was dual degree and not a JOINT program.

But this was quite an update.
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NebNeb

Yes. Wonder what this means for the overall value of the program as well...


Good point! Is it worth attend a program that is actually going to be cancelled, as in will this be seen as a negative factor in job markets etc. Especially to a person who does not have a clue about the program (this is somewhat unknown degree) and you end up in a situation of justifying why you attended for a program that does not exist anymore. It unfortuntately raises questions about the level of the program and an outsider might wonder if the program was cancelled due to lack of interest or the fact that it was not a good program at all.

Just brainstorming while nervously waiting for results...

<blockquote>Yes. Wonder what this means for the overall value of the program as well...</blockquote>

Good point! Is it worth attend a program that is actually going to be cancelled, as in will this be seen as a negative factor in job markets etc. Especially to a person who does not have a clue about the program (this is somewhat unknown degree) and you end up in a situation of justifying why you attended for a program that does not exist anymore. It unfortuntately raises questions about the level of the program and an outsider might wonder if the program was cancelled due to lack of interest or the fact that it was not a good program at all.

Just brainstorming while nervously waiting for results...
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I don't know, Should I laugh or should I cry
*mixed emotions*
Anyhow @Nebneb: Would you take up the course if offered to you?

I don't know, Should I laugh or should I cry
*mixed emotions*
Anyhow @Nebneb: Would you take up the course if offered to you?
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sss5

The program is great from what I understand. Our batch will be the final batch to witness the best that both these institutions have to offer.

In the long term, it purely depends as to how you use the program to your advantage.

The program is great from what I understand. Our batch will be the final batch to witness the best that both these institutions have to offer.

In the long term, it purely depends as to how you use the program to your advantage.
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onye86

Hey all! I got admitted too late last nite with the Dean's Award in the amount of 25k USD.
Hella happy, cos I've been very interested in this program for more than a year. Nonetheless, I am still waiting for responses from some other schools too.

In the meantime, congrats to those who already have an offer on the table and best of luck to who is still waiting!

Thanks for sharing the link to the "update". The program has been up and running for seven years. Imho if it was such a big failure (e.g. without major employers recognizing it), I guess some alumni would have come through with honest critcism about the sense of this LL.M program. I could not find any, but rather praises.

After all, you get to graduate with two separate (!) degrees from two of the most prestigious schools (in the world?). I don't see how you would not be able to "sell" this in any of your future endeavours and career plans. Getting admitted to this program alone already shows that 1) you have a pretty amazing track record so far and 2) you know how to put this in writing to make you attractive as a prospective student/professional. I for my part am convinced that NYU@NUS would be a tremendous asset for me as an Europe-trained legal professional.

But maybe we can reach out to alumni of this program and get them to comment on this update and how they see any chances diminished by it? F. i. there was this interesting thread with careful debates on the 2012-2013 intake (http://www.llm-guide.com/board/109939/3). I also have a former colleague who graduated from the program in 2012, then venturing further to pass the NY bar. I will get in touch with her and maybe get her to comment on the "update".

Just my 2 cents. Have a good day all!

Hey all! I got admitted too late last nite with the Dean's Award in the amount of 25k USD.
Hella happy, cos I've been very interested in this program for more than a year. Nonetheless, I am still waiting for responses from some other schools too.

In the meantime, congrats to those who already have an offer on the table and best of luck to who is still waiting!

Thanks for sharing the link to the "update". The program has been up and running for seven years. Imho if it was such a big failure (e.g. without major employers recognizing it), I guess some alumni would have come through with honest critcism about the sense of this LL.M program. I could not find any, but rather praises.

After all, you get to graduate with two separate (!) degrees from two of the most prestigious schools (in the world?). I don't see how you would not be able to "sell" this in any of your future endeavours and career plans. Getting admitted to this program alone already shows that 1) you have a pretty amazing track record so far and 2) you know how to put this in writing to make you attractive as a prospective student/professional. I for my part am convinced that NYU@NUS would be a tremendous asset for me as an Europe-trained legal professional.

But maybe we can reach out to alumni of this program and get them to comment on this update and how they see any chances diminished by it? F. i. there was this interesting thread with careful debates on the 2012-2013 intake (http://www.llm-guide.com/board/109939/3). I also have a former colleague who graduated from the program in 2012, then venturing further to pass the NY bar. I will get in touch with her and maybe get her to comment on the "update".

Just my 2 cents. Have a good day all!
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mcddy508

Hello everyone! I got an offer from NYU NUS w Deans Award 40k. Do you think this is worth it to forego my early review Columbia offer of 30k (half waiver half loan)? Thank you and congrats to all who got in!

Hello everyone! I got an offer from NYU NUS w Deans Award 40k. Do you think this is worth it to forego my early review Columbia offer of 30k (half waiver half loan)? Thank you and congrats to all who got in!
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NebNeb

I don't know, Should I laugh or should I cry
*mixed emotions*
Anyhow @Nebneb: Would you take up the course if offered to you?


If that possibility would ever present itself, I would definetly have to consider it more than I would have before I read the news.

Unfortunately we live in a world where how it looks from outside matters more than the actual content. The way you use your piece of paper after graduation does not affect the value of your degree in other peoples eyes.

The sad truth is that no matter how good the program is, the fact that it is cancelled (what mainly seems) due to funding casts a negative shadow over it. The message given is that none thought it was good enough to donate money to. And yes there are soooo many reasons for the program never becoming self-funding however excuses do not take away the bad taste.

But in the end it comes to the fact that "knowing all this, does it really matter to you?".

<blockquote>I don't know, Should I laugh or should I cry
*mixed emotions*
Anyhow @Nebneb: Would you take up the course if offered to you?
</blockquote>

If that possibility would ever present itself, I would definetly have to consider it more than I would have before I read the news.

Unfortunately we live in a world where how it looks from outside matters more than the actual content. The way you use your piece of paper after graduation does not affect the value of your degree in other peoples eyes.

The sad truth is that no matter how good the program is, the fact that it is cancelled (what mainly seems) due to funding casts a negative shadow over it. The message given is that none thought it was good enough to donate money to. And yes there are soooo many reasons for the program never becoming self-funding however excuses do not take away the bad taste.

But in the end it comes to the fact that "knowing all this, does it really matter to you?".
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mdm31

Hello everyone! I got an offer from NYU NUS w Deans Award 40k. Do you think this is worth it to forego my early review Columbia offer of 30k (half waiver half loan)? Thank you and congrats to all who got in!


30k from Columbia? Wow, I wish I got that.

<blockquote>Hello everyone! I got an offer from NYU NUS w Deans Award 40k. Do you think this is worth it to forego my early review Columbia offer of 30k (half waiver half loan)? Thank you and congrats to all who got in! </blockquote>

30k from Columbia? Wow, I wish I got that.
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Gregor2009

I am an alumni from the NYU@NUS program (class of 2012) and would strongly recommend this program to people who have been given an offer.

As the program size is relatively small, you will almost certainly know your classmates really well. During my time, we would meet up almost every weekend to either have a barbeque, go to the movies or have a party. From time to time, we also meet up with the Duke/NUS students who are enrolled in the MD program.

I think this program would be best suited for students from America, Canada and Europe as employers seem to like the Asian experience/component. Students based in Asia also find this program attractive as it is closer to home and would help them find a job in this region.

In any case, students in the NYU@NUS program are also eligible to participate in the NY job fair so students based in Singapore also have similar job opportunities. Infact, the careers office in NY would take more effort to ensure that everything is smooth sailing on this aspect.

On the flip side, I would say attend this program only if the course offerings are of interest to you. There are limited NYU courses to choose from (as the Professors have to travel down) so if they are not what you are looking to learn then please do not enrol as you would be disappointed. There are, however, a vast number of NUS subjects to choose from.

Feel free to drop me a message with specific queries and I would be most happy to share my thoughts (for what they are worth).

Cheers
G

I am an alumni from the NYU@NUS program (class of 2012) and would strongly recommend this program to people who have been given an offer.

As the program size is relatively small, you will almost certainly know your classmates really well. During my time, we would meet up almost every weekend to either have a barbeque, go to the movies or have a party. From time to time, we also meet up with the Duke/NUS students who are enrolled in the MD program.

I think this program would be best suited for students from America, Canada and Europe as employers seem to like the Asian experience/component. Students based in Asia also find this program attractive as it is closer to home and would help them find a job in this region.

In any case, students in the NYU@NUS program are also eligible to participate in the NY job fair so students based in Singapore also have similar job opportunities. Infact, the careers office in NY would take more effort to ensure that everything is smooth sailing on this aspect.

On the flip side, I would say attend this program only if the course offerings are of interest to you. There are limited NYU courses to choose from (as the Professors have to travel down) so if they are not what you are looking to learn then please do not enrol as you would be disappointed. There are, however, a vast number of NUS subjects to choose from.

Feel free to drop me a message with specific queries and I would be most happy to share my thoughts (for what they are worth).

Cheers
G
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Are the results for the Traditional LL.M at NYU out ?

Are the results for the Traditional LL.M at NYU out ?
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bornhoaxer

Anyone else with results?

Anyone specifically from India with results, scholarships....? Do update as it comes...still awaiting mine...

Anyone else with results?

Anyone specifically from India with results, scholarships....? Do update as it comes...still awaiting mine...
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anika

hi! I am a little late to join this forum and well I have also got an offer for the NYU@NUS program with a Dean's Award. Though, it seems great, I am a little unsure about it. Specially, since I am still waiting to hear from other Colleges and would not want to withdraw my applications. Is there any way around this???
Have any of you heard reviews about this Program from Alumni, specially w.r.t. international job opportunities?

hi! I am a little late to join this forum and well I have also got an offer for the NYU@NUS program with a Dean's Award. Though, it seems great, I am a little unsure about it. Specially, since I am still waiting to hear from other Colleges and would not want to withdraw my applications. Is there any way around this???
Have any of you heard reviews about this Program from Alumni, specially w.r.t. international job opportunities?
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Are the results for the Traditional LL.M at NYU out ?


I think offers for LLM taxation are out but not the traditional...may be wrong

<blockquote>Are the results for the Traditional LL.M at NYU out ?</blockquote>

I think offers for LLM taxation are out but not the traditional...may be wrong
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bornhoaxer

Hi Anika,

How much Dean's award have you got? When did you receive the notification?

Hi Anika,

How much Dean's award have you got? When did you receive the notification?
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