NYU vs Columbia (International Arbitration)


Hi all. I have been admitted to NYU and Columbia and am still deciding between the two. My area of interest is international arbitration. I presume Columbia has a slightly better lay prestige of being an Ivy League school but I also heard that NYU has stronger international arbitration curriculum/faculty. Could anyone share any input in this regard as to which school would be a better fit for me? I hope to explore job opportunities in the U.S. upon completion of the LL.M and am looking to choose a school where I can gain practical skills (i.e. clinic/externship opportunities) rather than taking black law letter classes only. Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Hi all. I have been admitted to NYU and Columbia and am still deciding between the two. My area of interest is international arbitration. I presume Columbia has a slightly better lay prestige of being an Ivy League school but I also heard that NYU has stronger international arbitration curriculum/faculty. Could anyone share any input in this regard as to which school would be a better fit for me? I hope to explore job opportunities in the U.S. upon completion of the LL.M and am looking to choose a school where I can gain practical skills (i.e. clinic/externship opportunities) rather than taking black law letter classes only. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
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episteme


Hey, I can give you real advice!
Do not ask some ideas here, especially this time!

Someone who is in waitlists at NYU recommends you to enroll in Columbia, and Vice versa.

It is hard to get sincere advice this time.

Hi all. I have been admitted to NYU and Columbia and am still deciding between the two. My area of interest is international arbitration. I presume Columbia has a slightly better lay prestige of being an Ivy League school but I also heard that NYU has stronger international arbitration curriculum/faculty. Could anyone share any input in this regard as to which school would be a better fit for me? I hope to explore job opportunities in the U.S. upon completion of the LL.M and am looking to choose a school where I can gain practical skills (i.e. clinic/externship opportunities) rather than taking black law letter classes only. Any input would be greatly appreciated!

<br>Hey, I can give you real advice!<br>Do not ask some ideas here, especially this time!<br><br>Someone who is in waitlists at NYU recommends you to enroll in Columbia, and Vice versa.<br><br>It is hard to get sincere advice this time.<br><br>[quote]Hi all. I have been admitted to NYU and Columbia and am still deciding between the two. My area of interest is international arbitration. I presume Columbia has a slightly better lay prestige of being an Ivy League school but I also heard that NYU has stronger international arbitration curriculum/faculty. Could anyone share any input in this regard as to which school would be a better fit for me? I hope to explore job opportunities in the U.S. upon completion of the LL.M and am looking to choose a school where I can gain practical skills (i.e. clinic/externship opportunities) rather than taking black law letter classes only. Any input would be greatly appreciated! [/quote]
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GR_0479

Hi. I have talked with friends that attended NYU and Columbia, including guys that nowadays work in arbitration. From those conversations, I understand that Columbia has the upper hand between these two regarding job opportunities. There is not a big difference as margins are thigh but still, that is something to consider.

Furthermore, some friends that are currently studying in USA (Harvard, Chicago, Columbia) tell me that today the market is extremely competitive due to, naturally, covid. Therefore, each advantage counts.

In sum, if you plan to try to get a job as international associate there (in the USA), I suggest you to go to Columbia.

In order to be transparent, it may be pertinent to say that I plan to attend Columbia this fall --with covid and all that is going on around the world, it is difficult to say "I will"--.

Regards

[Edited by GR_0479 on Apr 03, 2021]

Hi. I have talked with friends that attended NYU and Columbia, including guys that nowadays work in arbitration. From those conversations, I understand that Columbia has the upper hand between these two regarding job opportunities. There is not a big difference as margins are thigh but still, that is something to consider.<br><br>Furthermore, some friends that are currently studying in USA (Harvard, Chicago, Columbia) tell me that today the market is extremely competitive due to, naturally, covid. Therefore, each advantage counts.<br><br>In sum, if you plan to try to get a job as international associate there (in the USA), I suggest you to go to Columbia.<br><br>In order to be transparent, it may be pertinent to say that I plan to attend Columbia this fall --with covid and all that is going on around the world, it is difficult to say "I will"--.<br><br>Regards<br>
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Hi. I have talked with friends that attended NYU and Columbia, including guys that nowadays work in arbitration. From those conversations, I understand that Columbia has the upper hand between these two regarding job opportunities. There is not a big difference as margins are thigh but still, that is something to consider.

Furthermore, some friends that are currently studying in USA (Harvard, Chicago, Columbia) tell me that today the market is extremely competitive due to, naturally, covid. Therefore, each advantage counts.

In sum, if you plan to try to get a job as international associate there (in the USA), I suggest you to go to Columbia.

In order to be transparent, it may be pertinent to say that I plan to attend Columbia this fall --with covid and all that is going on around the world, it is difficult to say "I will"--.

Regards


Thanks very much for your input, which is extremely helpful! Hope all the best for you.

[Edited by newyork1234 on Apr 05, 2021]

[quote]Hi. I have talked with friends that attended NYU and Columbia, including guys that nowadays work in arbitration. From those conversations, I understand that Columbia has the upper hand between these two regarding job opportunities. There is not a big difference as margins are thigh but still, that is something to consider.<br><br>Furthermore, some friends that are currently studying in USA (Harvard, Chicago, Columbia) tell me that today the market is extremely competitive due to, naturally, covid. Therefore, each advantage counts.<br><br>In sum, if you plan to try to get a job as international associate there (in the USA), I suggest you to go to Columbia.<br><br>In order to be transparent, it may be pertinent to say that I plan to attend Columbia this fall --with covid and all that is going on around the world, it is difficult to say "I will"--.<br><br>Regards<br> [/quote]<br><br>Thanks very much for your input, which is extremely helpful! Hope all the best for you.
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