Virginia's LLM


creature
Eventhough it is a top 10 school and has a top 10 ranking for international law, why is it not spoken about or applied to as much as the other top 14 shools? why is it less spoken about than for example georgetown or cornell or even northwestern? is it because its llm has a low profile internationally?
How would you rate its LLM v Georgetown's LLM for international law?

Thank you once again!
Eventhough it is a top 10 school and has a top 10 ranking for international law, why is it not spoken about or applied to as much as the other top 14 shools? why is it less spoken about than for example georgetown or cornell or even northwestern? is it because its llm has a low profile internationally?
How would you rate its LLM v Georgetown's LLM for international law?

Thank you once again!
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4thquarter
Who has already heard of UVA?

I got admitted two weeks ago.
Who has already heard of UVA?

I got admitted two weeks ago.
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UVA is probably not discussed as much because it is not located in a major metropolitan city like Washington DC, New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco. Charlotesville, Virginia is about 2 hours outside of the Washington area in a beautiful part of the country. In fact, UVA is one of the most beautiful colleges in the USA. But, many international students want to live in a big city, so choose one of the city schools.
UVA is probably not discussed as much because it is not located in a major metropolitan city like Washington DC, New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco. Charlotesville, Virginia is about 2 hours outside of the Washington area in a beautiful part of the country. In fact, UVA is one of the most beautiful colleges in the USA. But, many international students want to live in a big city, so choose one of the city schools.
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FYA22
Thats correct. The program in UVA is small, that is a big advantage. I would never choose Georgetown over UVA for anything other than Tax. You will be able to enjoy yourself among local lawyers in a beautiful college town. You will be able to attract attention because you are international. In GT international students are just numbers.
Thats correct. The program in UVA is small, that is a big advantage. I would never choose Georgetown over UVA for anything other than Tax. You will be able to enjoy yourself among local lawyers in a beautiful college town. You will be able to attract attention because you are international. In GT international students are just numbers.
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faraway
Hi guys!

What would you say about UVA vs UPenn for business LLM specialization? I was accepted to both and have a short deadline to decide. UPenn has of course Wharton program, but besides that, do you think UVA and UPenn are equally strong?
Hi guys!

What would you say about UVA vs UPenn for business LLM specialization? I was accepted to both and have a short deadline to decide. UPenn has of course Wharton program, but besides that, do you think UVA and UPenn are equally strong?
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hotpursuit
Hi guys!

What would you say about UVA vs UPenn for business LLM specialization? I was accepted to both and have a short deadline to decide. UPenn has of course Wharton program, but besides that, do you think UVA and UPenn are equally strong?


Hands down Upenn, you said it, Wharton.

Regards
<blockquote>Hi guys!

What would you say about UVA vs UPenn for business LLM specialization? I was accepted to both and have a short deadline to decide. UPenn has of course Wharton program, but besides that, do you think UVA and UPenn are equally strong?</blockquote>

Hands down Upenn, you said it, Wharton.

Regards
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FYA22
They are equal. But in Virginia you will interact with local students because of the size of the program. Just choose where you want to spend this year.
They are equal. But in Virginia you will interact with local students because of the size of the program. Just choose where you want to spend this year.
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faraway
FYA22, hotpursuit, many thanks for your responses. Actually, I like the idea of interacting with locals but UVA's location is a bit concerning. I understand that Charlottesville is a small town far from any big cities or attractions, and I am worried that I will be trapped there for the whole year..
FYA22, hotpursuit, many thanks for your responses. Actually, I like the idea of interacting with locals but UVA's location is a bit concerning. I understand that Charlottesville is a small town far from any big cities or attractions, and I am worried that I will be trapped there for the whole year..
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Charlottesville is not a big city, but it is one of the most beautiful places in the USA. In fact, it is set in the middle of Virginia's wine country. And, it is about 1.5-2 hours from Washington. Philadelphia, by contrast, is a huge and uncharming place that will not give you a similar experience to living in other preferably cities (e.g., Boston, NYC, DC). In Philadelphia, you may be in a large city, but you will likely only want to be on the UPenn campus because the rest of the city is not great.
Charlottesville is not a big city, but it is one of the most beautiful places in the USA. In fact, it is set in the middle of Virginia's wine country. And, it is about 1.5-2 hours from Washington. Philadelphia, by contrast, is a huge and uncharming place that will not give you a similar experience to living in other preferably cities (e.g., Boston, NYC, DC). In Philadelphia, you may be in a large city, but you will likely only want to be on the UPenn campus because the rest of the city is not great.
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faraway
Thanks, all. This is very helpful indeed.
I now want to live in Charlottesville :) but for career UPenn is probably better. Because of Wharton and the job fair.
UPenn will also cost approx. 20k more for me (again, because of the same Wharton and a small scholarship I received from UVA). Still thinking :)
Thanks, all. This is very helpful indeed.
I now want to live in Charlottesville :) but for career UPenn is probably better. Because of Wharton and the job fair.
UPenn will also cost approx. 20k more for me (again, because of the same Wharton and a small scholarship I received from UVA). Still thinking :)
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PaulaK
Does anyone have ideas of how UVA is compared to Columbia or NYU? I want to study international law/human rights. I have offers from both UVA and Columbia and waiting to hear from NYU...
In my mind NYU and Columbia benefit from their location in NYC and perhaps also the UN. I think I remember reading that NYU and Columbia offered a possible externship at the UN... does anyones have any ideas on how to make this decision?

UVA has offered a small scholarship, which is an advantage..
Does anyone have ideas of how UVA is compared to Columbia or NYU? I want to study international law/human rights. I have offers from both UVA and Columbia and waiting to hear from NYU...
In my mind NYU and Columbia benefit from their location in NYC and perhaps also the UN. I think I remember reading that NYU and Columbia offered a possible externship at the UN... does anyones have any ideas on how to make this decision?

UVA has offered a small scholarship, which is an advantage..
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Leaf
Does anyone have ideas of how UVA is compared to Columbia or NYU? I want to study international law/human rights. I have offers from both UVA and Columbia and waiting to hear from NYU...
In my mind NYU and Columbia benefit from their location in NYC and perhaps also the UN. I think I remember reading that NYU and Columbia offered a possible externship at the UN... does anyones have any ideas on how to make this decision?

UVA has offered a small scholarship, which is an advantage..


@PaulaK - I was in exactly the same position. UVA has an excellent LLM program with world class professors, and their adjunct faculty members bring a unique perspective from their experience with a variety of "three letter agencies" in and around DC. It was a difficult choice to make, but for a variety of reasons (personal and professional), I decided to decline their offer in favour of Columbia. Still waiting to hear from NYU, and I'm still somewhat torn between these latter two programs. The NYC schools arguably have an edge in International Law/Human RIghts teaching and reputation over UVA, but you can't go wrong with any of the schools mentioned above.

The human rights course options are broader at Columbia/NYU. Sarah Cleveland (et al) and the Human Rights Institute at Columbia, Philip Alston (et al) and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU. Many options for course/clinical work, with instruction from the leading names in the field.
<blockquote>Does anyone have ideas of how UVA is compared to Columbia or NYU? I want to study international law/human rights. I have offers from both UVA and Columbia and waiting to hear from NYU...
In my mind NYU and Columbia benefit from their location in NYC and perhaps also the UN. I think I remember reading that NYU and Columbia offered a possible externship at the UN... does anyones have any ideas on how to make this decision?

UVA has offered a small scholarship, which is an advantage.. </blockquote>

@PaulaK - I was in exactly the same position. UVA has an excellent LLM program with world class professors, and their adjunct faculty members bring a unique perspective from their experience with a variety of "three letter agencies" in and around DC. It was a difficult choice to make, but for a variety of reasons (personal and professional), I decided to decline their offer in favour of Columbia. Still waiting to hear from NYU, and I'm still somewhat torn between these latter two programs. The NYC schools arguably have an edge in International Law/Human RIghts teaching and reputation over UVA, but you can't go wrong with any of the schools mentioned above.

The human rights course options are broader at Columbia/NYU. Sarah Cleveland (et al) and the Human Rights Institute at Columbia, Philip Alston (et al) and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU. Many options for course/clinical work, with instruction from the leading names in the field.
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I also got an offer from UVA to do an LLM in 2012-2013. I heard so many nice things about it. But the tuition fee is 49.000 (minus 5000 dollar scholarship) and I also got an LLM offer from U Washington Seattle (32.000 tuition and 16.000 scholarship) Would UVA be worth paying the extra 30.000? I would really like to work in the USA after my LLM if possible... thanks
I also got an offer from UVA to do an LLM in 2012-2013. I heard so many nice things about it. But the tuition fee is 49.000 (minus 5000 dollar scholarship) and I also got an LLM offer from U Washington Seattle (32.000 tuition and 16.000 scholarship) Would UVA be worth paying the extra 30.000? I would really like to work in the USA after my LLM if possible... thanks
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acBR
The tuition in UVA is only 49k? Northwestern is 56k and Cornell is 59k!
The tuition in UVA is only 49k? Northwestern is 56k and Cornell is 59k!
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emmaemma5
Have they sent out all the admissions?
Any news(including all the ads, wls, rejs) recently?
Have they sent out all the admissions?
Any news(including all the ads, wls, rejs) recently?
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c.urresti
Have they sent out all the admissions?
Any news(including all the ads, wls, rejs) recently?


First rejection posted on 4/23...
<blockquote>Have they sent out all the admissions?
Any news(including all the ads, wls, rejs) recently?</blockquote>

First rejection posted on 4/23...
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mfh.182
Hi,
Does anybody knows why UVA stopped being in the US News environmental LLM ranking? Now it is only in general LLM ranking but no anymore in environmental...
Hi,
Does anybody knows why UVA stopped being in the US News environmental LLM ranking? Now it is only in general LLM ranking but no anymore in environmental...
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