U Penn vs Cornell


ce12

Can someone please advise which to choose, U Penn or Cornell ? Thanks !

Can someone please advise which to choose, U Penn or Cornell ? Thanks !
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JPL

Cornell is better known in Europe; U Penn has a better ranking..... difficult to choose.....

Cornell is better known in Europe; U Penn has a better ranking..... difficult to choose.....
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JPL

I forgot........ where are you from ?

I forgot........ where are you from ?
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ce12

Thanks. I am from France. Any French going to U Penn?

Thanks. I am from France. Any French going to U Penn?
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Salomon

Thanks. I am from France. Any French going to U Penn?


yes, most probably (still waiting for CLS decision...)

<blockquote>Thanks. I am from France. Any French going to U Penn?</blockquote>

yes, most probably (still waiting for CLS decision...)
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Mcevoy

Hey folks -- what do you think, Cornell or Berkeley? Any thoughts?

Hey folks -- what do you think, Cornell or Berkeley? Any thoughts?
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ezo

Cornell is IVY, buy if I were you, i'd go to Berkeley- the SF Bay Area is just wonderful. Also, Berkeley is a great university- in the field of science, it is one of the best in the world (amongst the so-called T14, only Harvard rivals Berkeley as an all-round university, I think, as others are more focused on social sciences?)- people here only look at what the law school can give you, but the overall atmosphere should also be considered- and I am going to Berkeley!

Cornell is IVY, buy if I were you, i'd go to Berkeley- the SF Bay Area is just wonderful. Also, Berkeley is a great university- in the field of science, it is one of the best in the world (amongst the so-called T14, only Harvard rivals Berkeley as an all-round university, I think, as others are more focused on social sciences?)- people here only look at what the law school can give you, but the overall atmosphere should also be considered- and I am going to Berkeley!
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ce12

Can anyone going to Cornell or U Penn tell me why they choose the university ? I am having a hard time deciding which to go since the deadline is fast approaching. Any advice is appreciated .

Can anyone going to Cornell or U Penn tell me why they choose the university ? I am having a hard time deciding which to go since the deadline is fast approaching. Any advice is appreciated .
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Salomon

Can anyone going to Cornell or U Penn tell me why they choose the university ? I am having a hard time deciding which to go since the deadline is fast approaching. Any advice is appreciated .


I am going to Penn (as I have not applied and consequently been admitted to Cornell). Though, I deliberately chose not to apply to Cornell because of the bad echos I heard about life in Cornell being boring, about Ithaca being in the middle of nowhere, etc.

On the contrary, UPenn, which is in the city of Philadephia appeared to me to be much more cool and nice to live and study in (I was there last summer, visiting a friend of mine who is currently an LL.M. and who really enjoys his time at Penn).

<blockquote>Can anyone going to Cornell or U Penn tell me why they choose the university ? I am having a hard time deciding which to go since the deadline is fast approaching. Any advice is appreciated .</blockquote>

I am going to Penn (as I have not applied and consequently been admitted to Cornell). Though, I deliberately chose not to apply to Cornell because of the bad echos I heard about life in Cornell being boring, about Ithaca being in the middle of nowhere, etc.

On the contrary, UPenn, which is in the city of Philadephia appeared to me to be much more cool and nice to live and study in (I was there last summer, visiting a friend of mine who is currently an LL.M. and who really enjoys his time at Penn).
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ce12

Saloman,

What are the bad echoes, may I ask ? Have you confirmed with U Penn?

Saloman,

What are the bad echoes, may I ask ? Have you confirmed with U Penn?
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Salomon

Saloman,

What are the bad echoes, may I ask ? Have you confirmed with U Penn?


(It's Salomon, not Saloman...)
It's pretty much all about life in Ithaca (which is, as my fellow french compatriot would say "the asshole of the world"). I have been told that you quickly really get bored there. As I also want to have a bit of fun in the US, I chose Penn.

I haven't secured my place at Penn yet, but will probably do it today or tomorrow (we can do the payment on line, so it's quite fast and easy)

<blockquote>Saloman,

What are the bad echoes, may I ask ? Have you confirmed with U Penn?</blockquote>

(It's Salomon, not Saloman...)
It's pretty much all about life in Ithaca (which is, as my fellow french compatriot would say "the asshole of the world"). I have been told that you quickly really get bored there. As I also want to have a bit of fun in the US, I chose Penn.

I haven't secured my place at Penn yet, but will probably do it today or tomorrow (we can do the payment on line, so it's quite fast and easy)
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ce12

Ooops, very sorry about the mis-spelling. My apology.
Have you heard of the chances of getting a job in France with a LLM from U Penn? Practically everyone is telling me to go to Cornell because it is more well-known in France ( I supppose it is because of the universities' partnerships etc)

Ooops, very sorry about the mis-spelling. My apology.
Have you heard of the chances of getting a job in France with a LLM from U Penn? Practically everyone is telling me to go to Cornell because it is more well-known in France ( I supppose it is because of the universities' partnerships etc)
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Salomon

Ooops, very sorry about the mis-spelling. My apology.
Have you heard of the chances of getting a job in France with a LLM from U Penn? Practically everyone is telling me to go to Cornell because it is more well-known in France ( I supppose it is because of the universities' partnerships etc)


I know that the partner in antitrust in the law firm i am working in has done his LL.M.at Penn....

A good way to check is to browse the websites of lawfirms and to check where LL.Ms were done by the associates and partners (not all law firms propose a lawyers' sorting by university though)

<blockquote>Ooops, very sorry about the mis-spelling. My apology.
Have you heard of the chances of getting a job in France with a LLM from U Penn? Practically everyone is telling me to go to Cornell because it is more well-known in France ( I supppose it is because of the universities' partnerships etc)</blockquote>

I know that the partner in antitrust in the law firm i am working in has done his LL.M.at Penn....

A good way to check is to browse the websites of lawfirms and to check where LL.Ms were done by the associates and partners (not all law firms propose a lawyers' sorting by university though)
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Lenny

I am going to Cornell. Top 15 Law schools in Us have all outstanding LLMs. The question is, the ranking changes every year and not everyone in your life will be updated with the USNewsranking. Cornell is far more pretigious abroad. Imagine if in five years Cornell turns back to top 5 law school or surpasses Penn? You would kill yourself for not had attending Cornell. I would choose Cornell. I whish luck in your choice.

I am going to Cornell. Top 15 Law schools in Us have all outstanding LLMs. The question is, the ranking changes every year and not everyone in your life will be updated with the USNewsranking. Cornell is far more pretigious abroad. Imagine if in five years Cornell turns back to top 5 law school or surpasses Penn? You would kill yourself for not had attending Cornell. I would choose Cornell. I whish luck in your choice.
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Frenchie

Don't forget that Penn is about one hour from NYC with Greyhound. The closest city from Ithaca is like 4 hour flight!
If you want to spend a good year (classes and life), go to Philly. It does not make any difference for the job hunting.

Don't forget that Penn is about one hour from NYC with Greyhound. The closest city from Ithaca is like 4 hour flight!
If you want to spend a good year (classes and life), go to Philly. It does not make any difference for the job hunting.
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Michaeeel

Personally, the purpose of my LLM is not to tour around ... Ithaca is a gorgeous town to spend a year. Since it's smaller, it has a real campus life and all the advantages that come along ... Moreover, since I live in Paris, that will be great for me to escape from the city for a while.

Don't forget that Penn is about one hour from NYC with Greyhound. The closest city from Ithaca is like 4 hour flight!
If you want to spend a good year (classes and life), go to Philly. It does not make any difference for the job hunting.

Personally, the purpose of my LLM is not to tour around ... Ithaca is a gorgeous town to spend a year. Since it's smaller, it has a real campus life and all the advantages that come along ... Moreover, since I live in Paris, that will be great for me to escape from the city for a while.

<blockquote>Don't forget that Penn is about one hour from NYC with Greyhound. The closest city from Ithaca is like 4 hour flight!
If you want to spend a good year (classes and life), go to Philly. It does not make any difference for the job hunting.</blockquote>
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Lenny

I totally agree with you Michaeeel and, just to correct, Ithaca is just 3 hours and a half driving far away from New York City. I've heard that Cornell is a beautiful city, with a nice skiing station during the winter. See you there!

I totally agree with you Michaeeel and, just to correct, Ithaca is just 3 hours and a half driving far away from New York City. I've heard that Cornell is a beautiful city, with a nice skiing station during the winter. See you there!
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CornellBH

Hi guys,

I am a current student of the LLM at Cornell so I might give you some answers about our life....Well, it is true that Cornell is a little town but has a georgeous campus...besides, the fact that the LLM class is really tiny (60 students) might be an element to take into consideration (We are not 500 LLms like in NYU...)...

And last piece of advice for Boys: Girls are much more beautiful in Cornell:-)

Hi guys,

I am a current student of the LLM at Cornell so I might give you some answers about our life....Well, it is true that Cornell is a little town but has a georgeous campus...besides, the fact that the LLM class is really tiny (60 students) might be an element to take into consideration (We are not 500 LLms like in NYU...)...

And last piece of advice for Boys: Girls are much more beautiful in Cornell:-)
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terrie

Heard that acceptance rate for UPenn is 12 % and Cornell is 20% so it looks like it is easier to get into Cornell .

Heard that acceptance rate for UPenn is 12 % and Cornell is 20% so it looks like it is easier to get into Cornell .
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edofc

Those acceptance rates are for the JD programs and are not really that useful in assessing the selectiveness of the LL.M. program.

It is my guess that Cornell is slightly more selective than Penn for LL.M. since the program is smaller, and probably better known abroad.

Those acceptance rates are for the JD programs and are not really that useful in assessing the selectiveness of the LL.M. program.

It is my guess that Cornell is slightly more selective than Penn for LL.M. since the program is smaller, and probably better known abroad.
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