University of Virginia v. GWU


ayu

University of Virginia v. GWU

Which university is preferable for LL.M ? Both of them offer concentration in IP

University of Virginia v. GWU

Which university is preferable for LL.M ? Both of them offer concentration in IP
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Hi! I'd definitely choose GWU over UVA for IP for these reasons:
1. GWU (3rd) is much more highly ranked than UVA. check this link - http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law/intellectual_prop
2. GWU is located in DC, a global commercial hub and home to some of the world's largest law firms, companies and of course the US government, thus facilitating networking opportunities as against Charlottesville.

Hi! I'd definitely choose GWU over UVA for IP for these reasons:
1. GWU (3rd) is much more highly ranked than UVA. check this link - http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law/intellectual_prop
2. GWU is located in DC, a global commercial hub and home to some of the world's largest law firms, companies and of course the US government, thus facilitating networking opportunities as against Charlottesville.
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ayu

Thanks for your advice. I really appreciate it :)
However, the specialized Law school rankings seem to omit considering the law school which does not offer a degree called "LL.M in IP". Even if a particular law school offers a concentration in IP, however the degree which they offer is called "LL.M", they are automatically disqualified from running in the race for best IP law school. Therefore, schools like Harvard, Yale, NYU, Upenn, Chicago or UVa do not feature on the best IP law schools list, in spite of offering a concentration in IP law. Had they been considered for the best IP law school category, would GWU still score a RANK 3 on the list ?(UVA has a long standing top-10 ranking in the "best law schools" category & GWU stands on RANK 20)

What is your take on it ?

Thanks for your advice. I really appreciate it :)
However, the specialized Law school rankings seem to omit considering the law school which does not offer a degree called "LL.M in IP". Even if a particular law school offers a concentration in IP, however the degree which they offer is called "LL.M", they are automatically disqualified from running in the race for best IP law school. Therefore, schools like Harvard, Yale, NYU, Upenn, Chicago or UVa do not feature on the best IP law schools list, in spite of offering a concentration in IP law. Had they been considered for the best IP law school category, would GWU still score a RANK 3 on the list ?(UVA has a long standing top-10 ranking in the "best law schools" category & GWU stands on RANK 20)

What is your take on it ?
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Santa

You'll be better of in UVA, trust me. IP courses in Charlottesville will be of very high level also.

You'll be better of in UVA, trust me. IP courses in Charlottesville will be of very high level also.
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Rosebud

Thanks for your advice. I really appreciate it :)
However, the specialized Law school rankings seem to omit considering the law school which does not offer a degree called "LL.M in IP". Even if a particular law school offers a concentration in IP, however the degree which they offer is called "LL.M", they are automatically disqualified from running in the race for best IP law school. Therefore, schools like Harvard, Yale, NYU, Upenn, Chicago or UVa do not feature on the best IP law schools list, in spite of offering a concentration in IP law. Had they been considered for the best IP law school category, would GWU still score a RANK 3 on the list ?(UVA has a long standing top-10 ranking in the "best law schools" category & GWU stands on RANK 20)

What is your take on it ?


I will choose GW. I ever met the dean of GW Law school, also the dean of their innovation center. The IP Specialization in GW is TOP in U.S. If you focus on IP/technology transferring, GW will be a better choice, 'cause you will definitely learn more there.

<blockquote>Thanks for your advice. I really appreciate it :)
However, the specialized Law school rankings seem to omit considering the law school which does not offer a degree called "LL.M in IP". Even if a particular law school offers a concentration in IP, however the degree which they offer is called "LL.M", they are automatically disqualified from running in the race for best IP law school. Therefore, schools like Harvard, Yale, NYU, Upenn, Chicago or UVa do not feature on the best IP law schools list, in spite of offering a concentration in IP law. Had they been considered for the best IP law school category, would GWU still score a RANK 3 on the list ?(UVA has a long standing top-10 ranking in the "best law schools" category & GWU stands on RANK 20)

What is your take on it ?</blockquote>

I will choose GW. I ever met the dean of GW Law school, also the dean of their innovation center. The IP Specialization in GW is TOP in U.S. If you focus on IP/technology transferring, GW will be a better choice, 'cause you will definitely learn more there.
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cristo

I think so to..

but what with university life in DC ?

Is it nice living there, are all graduate students living seperate in the city?

I think so to..

but what with university life in DC ?

Is it nice living there, are all graduate students living seperate in the city?
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ayu

Thanks for your comments !!

I think I'm more inclined towards UVA as its program offers greater flexibility than GWU...Moreover, its long standing top-10 rank ensures excellent faculty and stronger opportunities than GWU...Hopefully !!

Thanks for your comments !!

I think I'm more inclined towards UVA as its program offers greater flexibility than GWU...Moreover, its long standing top-10 rank ensures excellent faculty and stronger opportunities than GWU...Hopefully !!
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cristo

hi ayu,

what do you mean with more flexibility?

are there more IP coures than on the site ?

grtz

hi ayu,

what do you mean with more flexibility?

are there more IP coures than on the site ?

grtz
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james1981

Hi, in between the two, I chose to apply to U of V and not GWU because one of its alumni from my home country told me that it was better. With hindsight, maybe I should have applied for GWU also because I have had no reply since.

Hi, in between the two, I chose to apply to U of V and not GWU because one of its alumni from my home country told me that it was better. With hindsight, maybe I should have applied for GWU also because I have had no reply since.
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Rosebud

Thanks for your comments !!

I think I'm more inclined towards UVA as its program offers greater flexibility than GWU...Moreover, its long standing top-10 rank ensures excellent faculty and stronger opportunities than GWU...Hopefully !!


If you wanna pursue your career on IP, GW will be more helpful, 'cause the dean, professors in GW have extraordinary influence and much more affiliations than UVA in this field. The location in D.C is nice, too.

<blockquote>Thanks for your comments !!

I think I'm more inclined towards UVA as its program offers greater flexibility than GWU...Moreover, its long standing top-10 rank ensures excellent faculty and stronger opportunities than GWU...Hopefully !!</blockquote>

If you wanna pursue your career on IP, GW will be more helpful, 'cause the dean, professors in GW have extraordinary influence and much more affiliations than UVA in this field. The location in D.C is nice, too.
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ayu

thanks again for your comments !!

By flexibility , I mean that the LL.M course offers a good mix of IP law along with other aspects of corporate/business law. So, it widens my options post LL.M.

Isn't Uva very close to DC ?

Will UVa's top-10 rank hold any advantage over GWU's IP program? After all, GWU in spite of its good IP program, holds rank-20 in the "best law school" category.

thanks again for your comments !!

By flexibility , I mean that the LL.M course offers a good mix of IP law along with other aspects of corporate/business law. So, it widens my options post LL.M.

Isn't Uva very close to DC ?

Will UVa's top-10 rank hold any advantage over GWU's IP program? After all, GWU in spite of its good IP program, holds rank-20 in the "best law school" category.
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Rosebud

thanks again for your comments !!

By flexibility , I mean that the LL.M course offers a good mix of IP law along with other aspects of corporate/business law. So, it widens my options post LL.M.

Isn't Uva very close to DC ?

Will UVa's top-10 rank hold any advantage over GWU's IP program? After all, GWU in spite of its good IP program, holds rank-20 in the "best law school" category.


yeah, UVA is not far away from D.C(2~3H by car? I'm not sure). However, there may be still some differences for living in and outside the city.

And FYI:
I mean if you concentrate on IP, GW will be a better choice. But if you only want to pursue an LLM in U.S, UVA's rank may weigh heavily for you. It depends on your motivation.
And, how is the two University's reputation in your country? I think it is also important to be considered for in some country, GW's name is more familiar than UVA, and has more schoolmates, which are your potential human resource.

<blockquote>thanks again for your comments !!

By flexibility , I mean that the LL.M course offers a good mix of IP law along with other aspects of corporate/business law. So, it widens my options post LL.M.

Isn't Uva very close to DC ?

Will UVa's top-10 rank hold any advantage over GWU's IP program? After all, GWU in spite of its good IP program, holds rank-20 in the "best law school" category.</blockquote>

yeah, UVA is not far away from D.C(2~3H by car? I'm not sure). However, there may be still some differences for living in and outside the city.

And FYI:
I mean if you concentrate on IP, GW will be a better choice. But if you only want to pursue an LLM in U.S, UVA's rank may weigh heavily for you. It depends on your motivation.
And, how is the two University's reputation in your country? I think it is also important to be considered for in some country, GW's name is more familiar than UVA, and has more schoolmates, which are your potential human resource.


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ayu

Rosebud, thanks for your response.

People are familiar with GWU in my home country as GWU actively conducts mock-moots here.

I definitely have an inclination towards IP law. It is my favorite subject !! However, as I am still a law student and therefore, I have no work experience as a lawyer in the IP field, I am not sure whether focusing only on IP law will prove beneficial at the stage I am at. Maybe I should pursue a concentration in IP along with other aspects of corporate law, while pursuing LL.M. This will keep my options wider. GWU does not allow me to do that.

Rosebud, thanks for your response.

People are familiar with GWU in my home country as GWU actively conducts mock-moots here.

I definitely have an inclination towards IP law. It is my favorite subject !! However, as I am still a law student and therefore, I have no work experience as a lawyer in the IP field, I am not sure whether focusing only on IP law will prove beneficial at the stage I am at. Maybe I should pursue a concentration in IP along with other aspects of corporate law, while pursuing LL.M. This will keep my options wider. GWU does not allow me to do that.
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Rosebud

Then Virginia may be good for you.
Anyway, congratulations~

Then Virginia may be good for you.
Anyway, congratulations~
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ayu

Thanks so much !!

Thanks so much !!
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Sorry if im sounding rude, but I really didn't see the point in you asking your question when you already had a concrete answer on what suits your specific needs

Sorry if im sounding rude, but I really didn't see the point in you asking your question when you already had a concrete answer on what suits your specific needs
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PLK

jackdempsey... terrible bloke, keep your musings to yourself.

I'm late to this discussion but for what it's worth, UVA is the right choice.

jackdempsey... terrible bloke, keep your musings to yourself.

I'm late to this discussion but for what it's worth, UVA is the right choice.

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ChaoFuFu

I would say GW is a better choice.

However, if your criteria are a) IP, b) a high ranked school, and c) near Washington, you want to apply to George Washington, George Mason, and University of Virginia. I would even recommend applying for University of Maryland, on the other side of DC. All have IP programs, all are good schools, and all are big schools with significant reach and resources.

If you do not hear back from UVA and are to apply through another cycle, bear those in mind. I would also recommend UWashington in Seattle, WA if you do not feel that you have to be close to the capital. Seattle is a huge tech hub and great city for IP, and UW is a great school whose a) IP program ranks top 3, and b) is ranked highly in general and is just a god all-around school and atmosphere.

I would say GW is a better choice.

However, if your criteria are a) IP, b) a high ranked school, and c) near Washington, you want to apply to George Washington, George Mason, and University of Virginia. I would even recommend applying for University of Maryland, on the other side of DC. All have IP programs, all are good schools, and all are big schools with significant reach and resources.

If you do not hear back from UVA and are to apply through another cycle, bear those in mind. I would also recommend UWashington in Seattle, WA if you do not feel that you have to be close to the capital. Seattle is a huge tech hub and great city for IP, and UW is a great school whose a) IP program ranks top 3, and b) is ranked highly in general and is just a god all-around school and atmosphere.
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