U Michigan v. Berkeley v. Cornell


noname

Hi all,

I would like to ask for your comments so I will take them to be factors for consideration before I make the big decision.

I receive the full scholarship from my home country. Therefore, living expenses or any financial aid are not the factors I concern. When I submitted my application I plan that Berkeley is my first choice among these 3 law schools. However, now I feel hesitate to choose among these programs. Here are some factors that I have to consider.

First, Michigan with conditional offer.
I think Michigan has a small and selective students (only 40 students in program) and I feel that they care a lot about their students. (not much people form my country graduated from their program so it is not well recognize by my home country (comparing with other two, maybe because the limitted number of admiited students)The admission package is also very impressive. (It almost already changes my mind) As I saw in the DVD and the link in admission email, Ann Arbor is really beautiful but my friend who lived there before told me that maybe there are not much interesting thing to do there.

Berkeley,
A lot of people from my home country graduated from their program. (comparing with Michigan) It seems that this program is very popular and has better reputation in my home country. It also come with bigger class (around 100 LLM students) that may considered to be disadvantages. Berkeley also has the strongest reputation in the area I want to study (environmantal law). Also, I think the oportunity to study IP (rank 1 according to USNEWS) with them is really attractive. Moreover, Berkeley located near the big city. There may be more interesting things to do.

Cornell,
Similar to Berkeley, more people from my home country graduated form their program, comparing with Michigan. Therefore, this program is more popular and has good reputation in my home country. ( I'm not sure between Berkeley and Cornell, which one consider to have better reputation in my home country) Moreover, Cornell is Ivy Leagues too, studying in Ivy Leagues institution is like a dream. Cornell has class size around 55-65 students in their program, I think. I also heard that life in Cornell is similar to Michigan. There are not much things to do. (absolutely compare with Berkeley) According to USNEWS, Cornell also has lowest rank among these three.

Thank you in advance for your comments.

Hi all,

I would like to ask for your comments so I will take them to be factors for consideration before I make the big decision.

I receive the full scholarship from my home country. Therefore, living expenses or any financial aid are not the factors I concern. When I submitted my application I plan that Berkeley is my first choice among these 3 law schools. However, now I feel hesitate to choose among these programs. Here are some factors that I have to consider.

First, Michigan with conditional offer.
I think Michigan has a small and selective students (only 40 students in program) and I feel that they care a lot about their students. (not much people form my country graduated from their program so it is not well recognize by my home country (comparing with other two, maybe because the limitted number of admiited students)The admission package is also very impressive. (It almost already changes my mind) As I saw in the DVD and the link in admission email, Ann Arbor is really beautiful but my friend who lived there before told me that maybe there are not much interesting thing to do there.

Berkeley,
A lot of people from my home country graduated from their program. (comparing with Michigan) It seems that this program is very popular and has better reputation in my home country. It also come with bigger class (around 100 LLM students) that may considered to be disadvantages. Berkeley also has the strongest reputation in the area I want to study (environmantal law). Also, I think the oportunity to study IP (rank 1 according to USNEWS) with them is really attractive. Moreover, Berkeley located near the big city. There may be more interesting things to do.

Cornell,
Similar to Berkeley, more people from my home country graduated form their program, comparing with Michigan. Therefore, this program is more popular and has good reputation in my home country. ( I'm not sure between Berkeley and Cornell, which one consider to have better reputation in my home country) Moreover, Cornell is Ivy Leagues too, studying in Ivy Leagues institution is like a dream. Cornell has class size around 55-65 students in their program, I think. I also heard that life in Cornell is similar to Michigan. There are not much things to do. (absolutely compare with Berkeley) According to USNEWS, Cornell also has lowest rank among these three.

Thank you in advance for your comments.
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ESP-LLM

First of all: Ivy League doesn't mean anything. For example, Cornell is an ivy, but is it better than Stanford which isn't, or Chicago or NYU.
Second, If you are intrested in IP, Than there is no doubt that you must go to Berkley: Great reputaion in IP, Great weather and amayzing student life.

Good Luck

First of all: Ivy League doesn't mean anything. For example, Cornell is an ivy, but is it better than Stanford which isn't, or Chicago or NYU.
Second, If you are intrested in IP, Than there is no doubt that you must go to Berkley: Great reputaion in IP, Great weather and amayzing student life.

Good Luck
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noname

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Thank you for your comment.
For additional info, in fact, IP is not my favourite field (I don't like it much during my bachelor degree) but I think that the oportunity to study IP with Berkeley is very attractive anyway.

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Thank you for your comment.
For additional info, in fact, IP is not my favourite field (I don't like it much during my bachelor degree) but I think that the oportunity to study IP with Berkeley is very attractive anyway.
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Jc

Sorry, but Cornell and NYU are the same. I know Stanford is better (Excellent)

From those 3, I prefer Cornell. In your case Berkeley is the one, because is 1 on IP.

The US news rankings for Law Schools are for JDs NOT LLMs. Take this into account.

Best Regards.

Sorry, but Cornell and NYU are the same. I know Stanford is better (Excellent)

From those 3, I prefer Cornell. In your case Berkeley is the one, because is 1 on IP.

The US news rankings for Law Schools are for JDs NOT LLMs. Take this into account.

Best Regards.
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Greg_08

If you are an IP man, than Berkley. 100%.

If you are an IP man, than Berkley. 100%.
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