NYU vs. Columibia in Corporate Law


Orlando

Hi

I'm deciding between these two. Like both of them.

Feel NYU law school has been really strong in many areas, but Columbia's generally considered more prestigious. So I think which one is stronger in corporate law (and stronger in what way) will determine my final decision.

Look forward to your input. thanks.

Hi

I'm deciding between these two. Like both of them.

Feel NYU law school has been really strong in many areas, but Columbia's generally considered more prestigious. So I think which one is stronger in corporate law (and stronger in what way) will determine my final decision.

Look forward to your input. thanks.
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spylog10

CLS is slightly better, to my mind, and that is what some NYU students admit in private discussions.

CLS is slightly better, to my mind, and that is what some NYU students admit in private discussions.
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Orlando

CLS is slightly better, to my mind, and that is what some NYU students admit in private discussions.


Thanks a lot.

<blockquote>CLS is slightly better, to my mind, and that is what some NYU students admit in private discussions.</blockquote>

Thanks a lot.
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yasminm

Columbia.

Columbia.
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Private Eq...

Columbia is Ivy League, NYC is not. Case closed. No contest

Columbia is Ivy League, NYC is not. Case closed. No contest
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PoojaB

Ivy league or not cannot be reason to choose a law school. But in this case, Columbia does have an edge over NYU.

Private Equity: Stanford is not ivy league. Brown is. Brown over Stanford? Case closed?

Ivy league or not cannot be reason to choose a law school. But in this case, Columbia does have an edge over NYU.

Private Equity: Stanford is not ivy league. Brown is. Brown over Stanford? Case closed?
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Private Eq...

Depends on what subject...Certain law firms only hire people from Ivy League unis...Stanford, Chicago and Berkeley are the only ones that stand a chance...Saying that my cousin graduated from Berkeley and did not get the job he wanted as the company was only hiring from Ivy League (corporate policy of some sort)

Depends on what subject...Certain law firms only hire people from Ivy League unis...Stanford, Chicago and Berkeley are the only ones that stand a chance...Saying that my cousin graduated from Berkeley and did not get the job he wanted as the company was only hiring from Ivy League (corporate policy of some sort)
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pnarg

Well, I don't know about corporations, but certainly no big law firm has ever implemented a policy such as hiring "only from ivy-league." Just go into the websites of any of them and you'll see that there are lawyers holding degrees from universities some of which you would never want to go. This is an example: http://www.weil.com/people/ (look at the profiles, one by one, see especially if you can find LLMs).

The "ivy league" is more of a college thing in the US, really. The impact of the fact that a law school belongs to an ivy is difficult to assert... I would say that, when considering legal education, the whole idea of "ivy prestige" has been replaced completely by a similarly stupid idea: the US News rankings (or the Brian Leiter Rankings, for the refined). Since Brown (like Princeton or Dartmouth) has no law school, the correct examples would then be: Stanford is not ivy, Penn is... where would you go? Or Chicago and Berkeley are not ivies, Cornell is... your chioce regarding prestige is?

That said, for the specific case of corporate law between CLS and NYU, assuming there is no scholarship invoved and coesteris paribus regarding many other factors, I'd say that it is a pretty clear case in favor of CLS. If you'd asked for legal theory or environmental law for instance, the result would be different almost for sure.

Well, I don't know about corporations, but certainly no big law firm has ever implemented a policy such as hiring "only from ivy-league." Just go into the websites of any of them and you'll see that there are lawyers holding degrees from universities some of which you would never want to go. This is an example: http://www.weil.com/people/ (look at the profiles, one by one, see especially if you can find LLMs).

The "ivy league" is more of a college thing in the US, really. The impact of the fact that a law school belongs to an ivy is difficult to assert... I would say that, when considering legal education, the whole idea of "ivy prestige" has been replaced completely by a similarly stupid idea: the US News rankings (or the Brian Leiter Rankings, for the refined). Since Brown (like Princeton or Dartmouth) has no law school, the correct examples would then be: Stanford is not ivy, Penn is... where would you go? Or Chicago and Berkeley are not ivies, Cornell is... your chioce regarding prestige is?

That said, for the specific case of corporate law between CLS and NYU, assuming there is no scholarship invoved and coesteris paribus regarding many other factors, I'd say that it is a pretty clear case in favor of CLS. If you'd asked for legal theory or environmental law for instance, the result would be different almost for sure.
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