NYU vs. Berkeley

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cuddlingbunnehs
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NYU vs. Berkeley

Postby cuddlingbunnehs » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:28 am

Hey everyone!

I'm on spring break visiting NYU and Berkeley trying to figure out where I should go. So far, haven't gotten scholarship money from either, although Berkeley hasn't gotten back to me on that yet. And now that the new rankings are out...Berkeley is only 1 rank behind NYU.

A little about me:
I'm an Economics/Chinese double major, Spanish minor graduating from the University of Oklahoma in May. I am interested in WTO law/international law, intellectual property law (with the Chinese component, this could definitely have an international aspect as well), and law and economics.

NYU is first in international law; Berkeley is first in intellectual property law.

The locations are also TOTALLY opposite, but I could see myself living either place.

Thoughts?

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Yeshia90
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Re: NYU vs. Berkeley

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:54 am

International law doesn't really exist, and you can't take the patent bar without a hard sciences background. So, throw those considerations out the window.

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Re: NYU vs. Berkeley

Postby worldtraveler » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:49 am

Yeshia90 wrote:International law doesn't really exist, and you can't take the patent bar without a hard sciences background. So, throw those considerations out the window.


He said IP, not patent.

OP I think if you're really interested in Chinese law, NYU might be ahead in that regard, although Berkeley is really trying to build its faculty. We just hired a new guy for that program. Berkeley did also just hire a law and econ guy and I've heard really good things about his classes.

Do you know what you actually want to do, based on these interests?

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Re: NYU vs. Berkeley

Postby kwais » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:42 am

Yeshia90 wrote:International law doesn't really exist, and you can't take the patent bar without a hard sciences background. So, throw those considerations out the window.


shut up 0L

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Doorkeeper
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Re: NYU vs. Berkeley

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:02 am

Would you prefer to live in NYC or SF?

Visit during ASW and see which one you like better, unless Berkeley throws scholly $ at you.

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Tadatsune
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Re: NYU vs. Berkeley

Postby Tadatsune » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:23 am

NYU has some impressive Chinese resources.

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Re: NYU vs. Berkeley

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:28 am

Not sure if this will help, but UCal-Berkeley has a third year exchange/ visiting student program with Harvard Law School. Thus, if you don't find everything that you're seeking at Berkeley, Harvard Law may be able to fill any gap.

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Re: NYU vs. Berkeley

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:38 am

Which city has better Chinese food?

(Semi-serious question, for personal edification, not decision-making purposes.)

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Re: NYU vs. Berkeley

Postby Redamon1 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:03 am

Pick Berkeley and you'll be able to see China from your house.




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