NYU vs. Columbia for Jobs?


snowwhite

Which school is better for jobs?

I've heard that NYU's Career Services Office is better than Columbia's. Is that true?

Which school is better for jobs?

I've heard that NYU's Career Services Office is better than Columbia's. Is that true?

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Yme

At the moment (and by the time you'll come out) it does not make a difference.

Try www.abovethelaw.com re your other post to get some colour...

At the moment (and by the time you'll come out) it does not make a difference.

Try www.abovethelaw.com re your other post to get some colour...
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mnementh

NYU is better, in all aspects, but at the moment it's indeed difficult.

NYU is better, in all aspects, but at the moment it's indeed difficult.
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knight

It would make little difference in this economy - particularly if you are not from a common law jurisdiction or do not have a super strong background.

It would make little difference in this economy - particularly if you are not from a common law jurisdiction or do not have a super strong background.
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Ally

Which school is better for jobs?

I've heard that NYU's Career Services Office is better than Columbia's. Is that true?



This is exactly what I heard. I have a friend from Poland who graduated from NYU. He now works for Weil in NYC. NYU is supposed to have better job fairs. Probably because NYU is know for its practical approach to law, whereas Columbia is more academic.

<blockquote>Which school is better for jobs?

I've heard that NYU's Career Services Office is better than Columbia's. Is that true?

</blockquote>

This is exactly what I heard. I have a friend from Poland who graduated from NYU. He now works for Weil in NYC. NYU is supposed to have better job fairs. Probably because NYU is know for its practical approach to law, whereas Columbia is more academic.
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wolla

For "Elite" Law firms Columbia is clearly above NYU pursuant to this ranking

http://www.leiterrankings.com/jobs/2008job_biglaw.shtml

For "Elite" Law firms Columbia is clearly above NYU pursuant to this ranking

http://www.leiterrankings.com/jobs/2008job_biglaw.shtml
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yasminm

Between the two, CLS for sure, no doubt about it. Indeed, if the aim is to get a job, then your first choice is for HLS, YLS, SLS (in that order) which are probably more useful than one from CLS (and by extension, more useful than NYU's, apart from its Tax LLM; for which NYU has a clear strength over these universities). Though I think in today's market, even if you get A+ for every single subject, chances are there are no jobs in NY to apply for, particularly for LLMs.

Between the two, CLS for sure, no doubt about it. Indeed, if the aim is to get a job, then your first choice is for HLS, YLS, SLS (in that order) which are probably more useful than one from CLS (and by extension, more useful than NYU's, apart from its Tax LLM; for which NYU has a clear strength over these universities). Though I think in today's market, even if you get A+ for every single subject, chances are there are no jobs in NY to apply for, particularly for LLMs.
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ekchi

I suggest you remove the job factor from your admission decisions. Many believe that the current crisis will not end in the next two years, hence getting a job in the US might be too remote to even factor into your decision. If I were you, I would base my decision on the following criteria: (1) school specialty/faculty, (2) school prestige, and (3) location.

I suggest you remove the job factor from your admission decisions. Many believe that the current crisis will not end in the next two years, hence getting a job in the US might be too remote to even factor into your decision. If I were you, I would base my decision on the following criteria: (1) school specialty/faculty, (2) school prestige, and (3) location.
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