Duke vs Georgetown for LLM

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Duke vs Georgetown for LLM

Postby candide27 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:52 am

Hi everyone,

I've been admitted to Duke and Georgetown for my LLM. I'm a foreign-trained lawyer and I'm planning to pass the bar in the US and build my career there. My question would be for former students of the Duke and Georgetown. I am more interested in the experience of being a student there than things like job prospects, etc...
If you've been a student at Duke or Georgetown, what can you tell me about the atmosphere? Really competitive? friendly? supportive? What about faculty? How many were you per course/seminar? What was the political leaning of the students/faculty? Is it easy to get any seminar/course you want or are their waiting lists? What about clinics?
Thank you!!

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Re: Duke vs Georgetown for LLM

Postby Danteshek » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:35 pm

I'm biased, but I think DC and the larger LLM class at Georgetown makes for a far more enjoyable 8 months. Georgetown also has a much stronger international network.

However, do not assume that just passing the Bar with an LLM will allow you to build a career in the US. It is very difficult for most foreign LLMs to find long term employment in the US.

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