Vanderbilt (+43,600$) vs. USC (+40,000$)


gc93

Hello! I have been admitted to both LLM programs (Law & Businnes-Vandy and International Business and Economic Law-USC) with a very generous scholarship. Which one should I choose and why? The deadline is April 1st and i'm torn between these two, as Vandy is ranked 16th in 2022 and 18th in 2021, while USC is ranked 19th in 2022 and 17th in 2021.


Thank you in advance

[Edited by gc93 on Mar 26, 2022]

Hello! I have been admitted to both LLM programs (Law &amp; Businnes-Vandy and International Business and Economic Law-USC) with a very generous scholarship. Which one should I choose and why? The deadline is April 1st and i'm torn between these two, as Vandy is ranked 16th in 2022 and 18th in 2021, while USC is ranked 19th in 2022 and 17th in 2021.<br><br>
Thank you in advance
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I think the choice really depends on a variety of factors: such as your goal post llm - if you want to work in Cali then usc is your choice; if you want to return to your home country then see which one is more reputable. It also depends on how you want to spend the year - whether you want to enjoy city life. In addition to those you might also want to consider about the fund because living in Cali is def more expensive.

but I think both are great schools which are really generous to you! 

I think the choice really depends on a variety of factors: such as your goal post llm - if you want to work in Cali then usc is your choice; if you want to return to your home country then see which one is more reputable. It also depends on how you want to spend the year - whether you want to enjoy city life. In addition to those you might also want to consider about the fund because living in Cali is def more expensive.<br><br>but I think both are great schools which are really generous to you!&nbsp;<br><br>
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gc93

I think the choice really depends on a variety of factors: such as your goal post llm - if you want to work in Cali then usc is your choice; if you want to return to your home country then see which one is more reputable. It also depends on how you want to spend the year - whether you want to enjoy city life. In addition to those you might also want to consider about the fund because living in Cali is def more expensive.

but I think both are great schools which are really generous to you! 




Hello and thank you for your answer! I want to take a shot and try to work in USA as a lawyer. I'm also thinking of pusuing a JD after my LLM. Both Vandy and USC have an option for transferring to JD from the LLM program and complete it in 2 years instead of 3. For personal reasons I'm intrested in working in Texas and/or California (UT was my first choice but I got rejected). Considering this I would like to have the option for a future career both in Texas and California. Is Vanderbilt considered to be more prestigious in Texas in comparison with USC, or both of them are considered to be equal? I guess USC is the best choice regarding California but what about Texas? Also, is one of them considered to be more prestigious as far as it concerns business law? Thank you in advance!
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[quote]I think the choice really depends on a variety of factors: such as your goal post llm - if you want to work in Cali then usc is your choice; if you want to return to your home country then see which one is more reputable. It also depends on how you want to spend the year - whether you want to enjoy city life. In addition to those you might also want to consider about the fund because living in Cali is def more expensive.<br><br>but I think both are great schools which are really generous to you!&nbsp;<br><br> [/quote]<br>
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</div><div>Hello and thank you for your answer! I want to take a shot and try to work in USA as a lawyer. I'm also thinking of pusuing a JD after my LLM. Both Vandy and USC have an option for transferring to JD from the LLM program and complete it in 2 years instead of 3. For personal reasons I'm intrested in working in Texas and/or California (UT was my first choice but I got rejected). Considering this I would like to have the option for a future career both in Texas and California. Is Vanderbilt considered to be more prestigious in Texas in comparison with USC, or both of them are considered to be equal? I guess USC is the best choice regarding California but what about Texas? Also, is one of them considered to be more prestigious as far as it concerns business law? Thank you in advance!
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If it comes to top 30 law schools, ranking does not matter that much. 

Top 14 law schools might be a different story though.

Just choose wherever you want to live. Both area offers a good job opportunities. 

I think the choice really depends on a variety of factors: such as your goal post llm - if you want to work in Cali then usc is your choice; if you want to return to your home country then see which one is more reputable. It also depends on how you want to spend the year - whether you want to enjoy city life. In addition to those you might also want to consider about the fund because living in Cali is def more expensive.

but I think both are great schools which are really generous to you! 




Hello and thank you for your answer! I want to take a shot and try to work in USA as a lawyer. I'm also thinking of pusuing a JD after my LLM. Both Vandy and USC have an option for transferring to JD from the LLM program and complete it in 2 years instead of 3. For personal reasons I'm intrested in working in Texas and/or California (UT was my first choice but I got rejected). Considering this I would like to have the option for a future career both in Texas and California. Is Vanderbilt considered to be more prestigious in Texas in comparison with USC, or both of them are considered to be equal? I guess USC is the best choice regarding California but what about Texas? Also, is one of them considered to be more prestigious as far as it concerns business law? Thank you in advance!
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If it comes to top 30 law schools, ranking does not matter that much.&nbsp;<br><br>Top 14 law schools might be a different story though.<br><br>Just choose wherever you want to live. Both area offers a good job opportunities.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote][quote]I think the choice really depends on a variety of factors: such as your goal post llm - if you want to work in Cali then usc is your choice; if you want to return to your home country then see which one is more reputable. It also depends on how you want to spend the year - whether you want to enjoy city life. In addition to those you might also want to consider about the fund because living in Cali is def more expensive.<br><br>but I think both are great schools which are really generous to you!&nbsp;<br><br> [/quote]<br>
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</div><div>Hello and thank you for your answer! I want to take a shot and try to work in USA as a lawyer. I'm also thinking of pusuing a JD after my LLM. Both Vandy and USC have an option for transferring to JD from the LLM program and complete it in 2 years instead of 3. For personal reasons I'm intrested in working in Texas and/or California (UT was my first choice but I got rejected). Considering this I would like to have the option for a future career both in Texas and California. Is Vanderbilt considered to be more prestigious in Texas in comparison with USC, or both of them are considered to be equal? I guess USC is the best choice regarding California but what about Texas? Also, is one of them considered to be more prestigious as far as it concerns business law? Thank you in advance!
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