UPenn, Duke or Virginia???


ipink

I was lucky to have been admitted to all three Universities, the problem is I don't know what to choose...I am planning to attend Corporate Law related courses and IP courses. My ideal would be to to live the campus experience, while being in a quite vivid city.
Can anyone post their opinion based on the following criteria:
1. Ranking and quality of LLM programme
2. Costs
3. Location/ and graduate student friendly
4. Things to do when not studying

Thank you in advance!!!!
-i

I was lucky to have been admitted to all three Universities, the problem is I don't know what to choose...I am planning to attend Corporate Law related courses and IP courses. My ideal would be to to live the campus experience, while being in a quite vivid city.
Can anyone post their opinion based on the following criteria:
1. Ranking and quality of LLM programme
2. Costs
3. Location/ and graduate student friendly
4. Things to do when not studying

Thank you in advance!!!!
-i
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Hedek

Congratulations. Assuming no scholarships/tuition waivers:

UPenn has the ranking advantage but I honestly wouldn't pay attention to that when comparing schools of roughly equivalent prestige/reputation.

In terms of city, Philadelphia wins hands down. Largest night-life variety. Best extern/internships opportunities. And you're only a bus trip away from DC and NYC.

Duke and UVA offer the best "campus life" (with Duke probably slightly ahead), and being in smaller cities cost of life is much cheaper.

Since your interest is in corporate law, have you applied/are you interested in the LLM/Wharton programme? IMHO that would give UPenn a definitive advantage over the other law schools.

Congratulations. Assuming no scholarships/tuition waivers:

UPenn has the ranking advantage but I honestly wouldn't pay attention to that when comparing schools of roughly equivalent prestige/reputation.

In terms of city, Philadelphia wins hands down. Largest night-life variety. Best extern/internships opportunities. And you're only a bus trip away from DC and NYC.

Duke and UVA offer the best "campus life" (with Duke probably slightly ahead), and being in smaller cities cost of life is much cheaper.

Since your interest is in corporate law, have you applied/are you interested in the LLM/Wharton programme? IMHO that would give UPenn a definitive advantage over the other law schools.
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ipink

Thank you for your reply, Hedek. I have been thinking the same things more or less, but I haven't applied for the Wharton programme as I had to apply by March 15, and I still haven't accepted the offer. Maybe this was irrelevant to the acceptance of the admission offer, but in any case I wish to attend more law courses and that is why I did not apply for Wharton.
In any case, i appreciate your advice and I will take it into consideration, although, because I have never experienced "campus life" before, I do not know if it is something worth for LL.M or not...
If anyone has any objections to this, please, I am all ears!

Thank you for your reply, Hedek. I have been thinking the same things more or less, but I haven't applied for the Wharton programme as I had to apply by March 15, and I still haven't accepted the offer. Maybe this was irrelevant to the acceptance of the admission offer, but in any case I wish to attend more law courses and that is why I did not apply for Wharton.
In any case, i appreciate your advice and I will take it into consideration, although, because I have never experienced "campus life" before, I do not know if it is something worth for LL.M or not...
If anyone has any objections to this, please, I am all ears!
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Santa

I've decided on UVA, but was not accepted by UPenn so the choice was not that difficult. You can't go wrong either way, but Charlottesville is located in a great place. Penn has the better ranking and probably is better for some matters, so that can be an important aspect of the choice to be made.

I've decided on UVA, but was not accepted by UPenn so the choice was not that difficult. You can't go wrong either way, but Charlottesville is located in a great place. Penn has the better ranking and probably is better for some matters, so that can be an important aspect of the choice to be made.
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meetmeannu

I've decided on UVA, but was not accepted by UPenn so the choice was not that difficult. You can't go wrong either way, but Charlottesville is located in a great place. Penn has the better ranking and probably is better for some matters, so that can be an important aspect of the choice to be made.


Undoubtedly Upenn.

<blockquote>I've decided on UVA, but was not accepted by UPenn so the choice was not that difficult. You can't go wrong either way, but Charlottesville is located in a great place. Penn has the better ranking and probably is better for some matters, so that can be an important aspect of the choice to be made. </blockquote>

Undoubtedly Upenn.
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sergiom

I was accepted by Duke and Penn and choose Duke!

Philadelphia is one of US most boring cities, whereas Duke has a great campus life.

About LLM Program quality I think that Duke has the better. Remember that the LLM program is not the same that the JD program. In Duke LLMs are considered important students.

About the job placement, ask anyone that have studied at those law school. All Penn's alumni said that the job placement was very bad, that nobody cares about LLM, whereas Duke has one of the best LLM ofice of job placement.

A similar thread (read it!): http://www.llm-guide.com/board/63779/last/#post-63807

Most people gave their opinion without knowing anything but the US News ranking. I will recomend you to speak with Penn, Virginia and Duke alumni.

I was accepted by Duke and Penn and choose Duke!

Philadelphia is one of US most boring cities, whereas Duke has a great campus life.

About LLM Program quality I think that Duke has the better. Remember that the LLM program is not the same that the JD program. In Duke LLMs are considered important students.

About the job placement, ask anyone that have studied at those law school. All Penn's alumni said that the job placement was very bad, that nobody cares about LLM, whereas Duke has one of the best LLM ofice of job placement.

A similar thread (read it!): http://www.llm-guide.com/board/63779/last/#post-63807

Most people gave their opinion without knowing anything but the US News ranking. I will recomend you to speak with Penn, Virginia and Duke alumni.
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