UCLA, Vanderbilt or AU?


juanka

Hey Guys,

I've been admitted to UCLA, Vandy and AU. The thing is that I do not know which school should I attend. At Vanderbilt they have offered me a scholarship of 20.000. However, I know that UCLA is very good, and AU has one of the best LLM in International Legal Studies.

If you were in my shoes, which one would you choose and why?

Hey Guys,

I've been admitted to UCLA, Vandy and AU. The thing is that I do not know which school should I attend. At Vanderbilt they have offered me a scholarship of 20.000. However, I know that UCLA is very good, and AU has one of the best LLM in International Legal Studies.

If you were in my shoes, which one would you choose and why?
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Belgian

Dear Juanka,

I am facing the same difficult choice (UCLA/Vandy/Michigan) and really have no idea what to choose... Did you already make up your mind?

Dear Juanka,

I am facing the same difficult choice (UCLA/Vandy/Michigan) and really have no idea what to choose... Did you already make up your mind?
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Stagista11

I'd rather follow the order in which you have listed the afore-said schools: 1st) UCLA; 2nd) Vanderbilt; 3rd) AU

I'd rather follow the order in which you have listed the afore-said schools: 1st) UCLA; 2nd) Vanderbilt; 3rd) AU
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Belgian

Does that also count for me Stagista :)?

Does that also count for me Stagista :)?
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Stagista11

nope! for you Michigan comes 1st; UCLA and Vanderbilt follow. Michigan is considered the best public school in the country, better than UC Berkely and UVA... it must be your 1st choice; we may then discuss how living in sunny LA is much better than freezing in Ann Arbor...

nope! for you Michigan comes 1st; UCLA and Vanderbilt follow. Michigan is considered the best public school in the country, better than UC Berkely and UVA... it must be your 1st choice; we may then discuss how living in sunny LA is much better than freezing in Ann Arbor...
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Belgian

Haha ;) Thanks for your input!

So you'd prefer studying at freezing Ann Arbor, only because of UMich's ranking?

Haha ;) Thanks for your input!

So you'd prefer studying at freezing Ann Arbor, only because of UMich's ranking?

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Stagista11

Michigan law is regarded as significantly better than UCLA law. the above consideration embodies better academics, better faculty, better job prospectives upon graduation, better job network, and so on...

The only big big flaw is Michigan Law's setting. I cannot think of myself studying there...

Michigan law is regarded as significantly better than UCLA law. the above consideration embodies better academics, better faculty, better job prospectives upon graduation, better job network, and so on...

The only big big flaw is Michigan Law's setting. I cannot think of myself studying there...
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Belgian

Did you follow an LLM? And if so, where :)?

Did you follow an LLM? And if so, where :)?
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juanka

Thanks for the piece of advice.

I would like to know, what are the reasons for the order that you suggested me? (UCLA, VANDY, AU).

UCLA is ranked only one place ahead of Vandy and located in LA, that´s the only thing I know about the school. I also know that living in LA is very expensive, and UCLA doesn't give good scholarships (I've heard that but I'm not sure, do you know something about this?.

What do you think?

Thanks for the piece of advice.

I would like to know, what are the reasons for the order that you suggested me? (UCLA, VANDY, AU).

UCLA is ranked only one place ahead of Vandy and located in LA, that´s the only thing I know about the school. I also know that living in LA is very expensive, and UCLA doesn't give good scholarships (I've heard that but I'm not sure, do you know something about this?.

What do you think?
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Stagista11

Did you follow an LLM? And if so, where :)?


admitted to Duke, Northwestern, Cornell and UVA (in the latter waitlisted and then admitted). I chose Northwestern, for it was the only one offering a LLM that focuses specifically on international public law (and international criminal law)

<blockquote>Did you follow an LLM? And if so, where :)?</blockquote>

admitted to Duke, Northwestern, Cornell and UVA (in the latter waitlisted and then admitted). I chose Northwestern, for it was the only one offering a LLM that focuses specifically on international public law (and international criminal law)
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londontom

I've been admitted to UCLA, Vandy and AU.


Juanka -

I was facing a similar situation as you a couple of years ago, I had been accepted into Vandy, UCLA and Cornell. I ended up accepting an offer of a place at Vandy because the school has a good corporate law faculty and the cost of living in Nashville is low.

At the end of the day your reasons for taking an LL.M. are going to be unique to you. I think you would be better off figuring out which factors really matter to you (scholarships, choice of courses/clinical offerings, cost of living, job prospects, etc.), then contacting each school that has accepted you to figure out which seems the best fit. Taking advice from commenters on a website is not going to be massively helpful unless those commenters have actually attended one of the schools you are interested in. Other than that, I found the http://www.top-law-schools.com/rankings.html website useful for getting an overview of what each law school is like.

<blockquote>I've been admitted to UCLA, Vandy and AU. </blockquote>

Juanka -

I was facing a similar situation as you a couple of years ago, I had been accepted into Vandy, UCLA and Cornell. I ended up accepting an offer of a place at Vandy because the school has a good corporate law faculty and the cost of living in Nashville is low.

At the end of the day your reasons for taking an LL.M. are going to be unique to you. I think you would be better off figuring out which factors really matter to you (scholarships, choice of courses/clinical offerings, cost of living, job prospects, etc.), then contacting each school that has accepted you to figure out which seems the best fit. Taking advice from commenters on a website is not going to be massively helpful unless those commenters have actually attended one of the schools you are interested in. Other than that, I found the http://www.top-law-schools.com/rankings.html website useful for getting an overview of what each law school is like.
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