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Columbia or NYU for Corporate Law?

Post by NYC2013 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:08 pm

I saw a thread comparing NYU and Columbia for public interest law, but if you want to go into business law and I'm pretty sure I want to start my career at a big NY law firm. I'm pretty sure my final decision is going to come down to these two schools and I'm finding it nearly impossible to decide between them. I visited Columbia for undergrad and wasn't in love with the area and visited the area around NYU over Christmas and loved it but I haven't visited either law school so it's hard to tell. I'm leaning toward NYU based on location but it's so hard to pick between two schools in the same city that end up right next to each other in almost every ranking. I'm not letting cost affect my decision, so I just want to know which school is better for job placement immediately after grad? Is there really any difference in corporate law career prospects between the two or should I just pick based on atmosphere?

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Re: Columbia or NYU for Corporate Law?

Post by kittenmittons » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:09 pm

If straight up Corporate Law placement is your only metric, C > N. It's close though, might as well go with location.

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Re: Columbia or NYU for Corporate Law?

Post by ravens20 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:10 pm

Here I would say you would be better off going to Columbia...both schools place similar numbers of students into biglaw but Columbia is on another level when it comes to elite firm placement. Whether you are looking at V5, V50, or V100....Columbia has the leg up over NYU.

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