USC w/ merit Scholarship v. UCLA or Berkeley


CAfan

Hi all,

I'm facing a dilemma and thought that someone here could give me some thoughts. I want to pursue my LL.M in CA and have been admitted to these three schools. Because I have reasons to live in LA, Berkeley is being discarded, which would narrow my options down to UCLA and USC. Even though UCLA appears to have an edge as far as rankings and international reputation are concerned, I've heard that the two are equally regarded locally. I also heard that USC gives way more attention to international students than UCLA, not to mention that USC is offering a nice "merit scholarship" that will significantly reduce the cost of the LL.M. and that can 'embellish' my resume.

I just want to make sure that I am not making a mistaken decision. What would you do in my place (neighborhoods and courses are not at issue)?

Thanks!

Hi all,

I'm facing a dilemma and thought that someone here could give me some thoughts. I want to pursue my LL.M in CA and have been admitted to these three schools. Because I have reasons to live in LA, Berkeley is being discarded, which would narrow my options down to UCLA and USC. Even though UCLA appears to have an edge as far as rankings and international reputation are concerned, I've heard that the two are equally regarded locally. I also heard that USC gives way more attention to international students than UCLA, not to mention that USC is offering a nice "merit scholarship" that will significantly reduce the cost of the LL.M. and that can 'embellish' my resume.

I just want to make sure that I am not making a mistaken decision. What would you do in my place (neighborhoods and courses are not at issue)?

Thanks!

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marli

Hey, Im in a similar boat and I will most likely go to USC.

Hey, Im in a similar boat and I will most likely go to USC.
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RS

Same here... but still in doubt..

Same here... but still in doubt..
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laa

Same situation... I accepted USC's offer.

Same situation... I accepted USC's offer.
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richardvf

USC and UCLA basically have the same rep in Southern California. You will have a better LL.M experience at USC.

USC and UCLA basically have the same rep in Southern California. You will have a better LL.M experience at USC.
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RS

Hi Richard, why do you think that? Would be happy to hear! Thx, RS

Hi Richard, why do you think that? Would be happy to hear! Thx, RS
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CAfan

Richard, what you say does not surprise me (several other people whom I've been talking to have expressed the same position), but would you mind sharing with us why do you say that?
The rest of you, I'm glad to hear from those who are going to USC.

Richard, what you say does not surprise me (several other people whom I've been talking to have expressed the same position), but would you mind sharing with us why do you say that?
The rest of you, I'm glad to hear from those who are going to USC.
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Felix12

Hello,

I am going to USC. I;ve also heard it has a better LLM program!

See you in Summer !

Hello,

I am going to USC. I;ve also heard it has a better LLM program!

See you in Summer !
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HIHI!!!


I am going to USC LL.M too.
Looking forward to meet u there XD

HIHI!!!


I am going to USC LL.M too.
Looking forward to meet u there XD

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RS

In the end I chose UCLA!
All have a great year!

In the end I chose UCLA!
All have a great year!
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Hi All,

I have received acceptance fromHastings and UCLA. I work in San Francisco, close to Hastings but will have to move out to LA if I choose UCLA. Any thoughts on which school has a better LL.M program for business and securities law and whether UCLA is preferred over Hastings by lawfirms. Or are both the schools equally ranked by employers?

Hi All,

I have received acceptance fromHastings and UCLA. I work in San Francisco, close to Hastings but will have to move out to LA if I choose UCLA. Any thoughts on which school has a better LL.M program for business and securities law and whether UCLA is preferred over Hastings by lawfirms. Or are both the schools equally ranked by employers?
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outlawCA

I just finished the LLM program at Hastings.
The school is a good one, with some outstanding professors. We had also the chance to choose from a big variety of classes, but that was after all not an advantage.
The director of the program is very self-oriented and a bad advisor (academically and professionally).
In the end, most of my LLM fellows avoided him, me included, and some fellows regreted therefore having choosen Hastings over other schools.
And if you like campus live, Hastings is in the middle of the tenderloine!
Good Luck

I just finished the LLM program at Hastings.
The school is a good one, with some outstanding professors. We had also the chance to choose from a big variety of classes, but that was after all not an advantage.
The director of the program is very self-oriented and a bad advisor (academically and professionally).
In the end, most of my LLM fellows avoided him, me included, and some fellows regreted therefore having choosen Hastings over other schools.
And if you like campus live, Hastings is in the middle of the tenderloine!
Good Luck
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