UVA v. NYU


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Hi there

I have been admitted to UVA & NYU LL.M. program. It is near Apr. 1, so time to consider which one I may choose. No scholarship from both yet (I think it will be the final result cause most financial decision released?

I will be specializing in business & finance law, which I think NYU may be stronger. But I don't like city life that much and the size of NYU LL.M. is so large, UVA has only around 50, right? And I once knew some UVA law students. they all had a really high evaluation of UVA.

Is there any insights of the pros and cons of both school(UVA v. NYU)? Thanks in advance to the LLM Guide community!!!

Best!

Hi there

I have been admitted to UVA & NYU LL.M. program. It is near Apr. 1, so time to consider which one I may choose. No scholarship from both yet (I think it will be the final result cause most financial decision released?

I will be specializing in business & finance law, which I think NYU may be stronger. But I don't like city life that much and the size of NYU LL.M. is so large, UVA has only around 50, right? And I once knew some UVA law students. they all had a really high evaluation of UVA.

Is there any insights of the pros and cons of both school(UVA v. NYU)? Thanks in advance to the LLM Guide community!!!

Best!
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Perhaps it's too late, but certainly NYU Law is the best choice. NYU Law school is a huge institution with too many facilities, clinics, visitors, and too many leading Professors in all fields of law. When I went to NYU, I was extremely impressed by the caliber of the world-renowned Professors (specially in international law and legal theory). They are unbeatable, even by Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge combined. Now I'm pursuing my SJD at UVA Law and I couldn't bear auditing a class (drastically low in quality compared to my experience at NYU Law). Now that shouldn't apply to all classes at UVA Law, but in general the faculty at NYU Law are just at the forefront of cutting edge legal knowledge and are the creators of such knowledge (legal scientists). The faculty I met at UVA (with multiple exceptions) are excellent scholars but they aren't  shaping their respective fields. Also, NYU is famous for its international outlook. It's real, both American JDs and LLMs respect and support each others. At UVA, JDs are favored by the law school and LLMs are a little bit degraded for no reason. 

If you are coming to uva law, however, I wish you the best of luck and the difference in prestige wouldn't matter much for employability in the US. 

Perhaps it's too late, but certainly NYU Law is the best choice. NYU Law school is a huge institution with too many facilities, clinics, visitors, and too many leading Professors in all fields of law. When I went to NYU, I was extremely impressed by the caliber of the world-renowned Professors (specially in international law and legal theory). They are unbeatable, even by Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge combined. Now I'm pursuing my SJD at UVA Law and I couldn't bear auditing a class (drastically low in quality compared to my experience at NYU Law). Now that shouldn't apply to all classes at UVA Law, but in general the faculty at NYU Law are just at the forefront of cutting edge legal knowledge and are the creators of such knowledge (legal scientists). The faculty I met at UVA (with multiple exceptions) are excellent scholars but they aren't &nbsp;shaping their respective fields. Also, NYU is famous for its international outlook. It's real, both American JDs and LLMs respect and support each others. At UVA, JDs are favored by the law school and LLMs are a little bit degraded for no reason.&nbsp;<br><br>If you are coming to uva law, however, I wish you the best of luck and the difference in prestige wouldn't matter much for employability in the US.&nbsp;
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