Owen-vanderbilt


Aurelius
Hi,

I am a European law student graduating this year and regarding next academic year (i.e. 2007-08) I am accepted to the Vanderbilt LL.M program where I want to take courses related to business law.

However, Vanderbilt offers for LL.M students a joint LL.M-MA program. This means basically that I would (eventually) do next academic year an LL.M and the academic year 2008-09 the MA which courses are given in cooperation with Owen.

I don't intend to keep studying the rest of my life. But as I am very interested to become a business lawyer, I think it could be very interesting to have some knowledge about economics & management and having a more inside view on corporations.
5 years ago, I hesitated a little moment about studying economics instead of law. Just to tell you I am very interested in economics too.

Now my questions.
-You guys think it would be a good plan to do the MA without any working experience?
-Would Owen be a good choice or not? I read here that it's reputation is not bad, but it's ranking is not that great (euphemistically speaking).


Thanks in advance!
Hi,

I am a European law student graduating this year and regarding next academic year (i.e. 2007-08) I am accepted to the Vanderbilt LL.M program where I want to take courses related to business law.

However, Vanderbilt offers for LL.M students a joint LL.M-MA program. This means basically that I would (eventually) do next academic year an LL.M and the academic year 2008-09 the MA which courses are given in cooperation with Owen.

I don't intend to keep studying the rest of my life. But as I am very interested to become a business lawyer, I think it could be very interesting to have some knowledge about economics & management and having a more inside view on corporations.
5 years ago, I hesitated a little moment about studying economics instead of law. Just to tell you I am very interested in economics too.

Now my questions.
-You guys think it would be a good plan to do the MA without any working experience?
-Would Owen be a good choice or not? I read here that it's reputation is not bad, but it's ranking is not that great (euphemistically speaking).


Thanks in advance!
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I think it seems like a good opportunity. I don't have any first-hand information about the school but I have been looking at the web site and the idea of combining the LL.M. with an additional year in business seems quite attractive. If I understand you well, you are considering this law+business option or law+work+mba option. I think the two options are a bit different in terms of career. In the first case, you would work as a lawyer. What the "+business" part would give you would be an ability to work as a business lawyer. If you go for the "law+work+mba" option, you would first work as a lawyer and then, once you do your mba, you would try to move into a management position, which would be a completely different job. So I think it all depends on what you want to do. For the LL.M+business option I don't think you would need work experience. Last, take also into account the extra costs of "+business"; and take into account that, if you choose the second option, stopping for an mba is somewhat riskier.
I think it seems like a good opportunity. I don't have any first-hand information about the school but I have been looking at the web site and the idea of combining the LL.M. with an additional year in business seems quite attractive. If I understand you well, you are considering this law+business option or law+work+mba option. I think the two options are a bit different in terms of career. In the first case, you would work as a lawyer. What the "+business" part would give you would be an ability to work as a business lawyer. If you go for the "law+work+mba" option, you would first work as a lawyer and then, once you do your mba, you would try to move into a management position, which would be a completely different job. So I think it all depends on what you want to do. For the LL.M+business option I don't think you would need work experience. Last, take also into account the extra costs of "+business"; and take into account that, if you choose the second option, stopping for an mba is somewhat riskier.
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Aurelius

I think it seems like a good opportunity.
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If I understand you well, you are considering this law+business option or law+work+mba option. I think the two options are a bit different in terms of career. In the first case, you would work as a lawyer. What the "+business" part would give you would be an ability to work as a business lawyer. If you go for the "law+work+mba" option, you would first work as a lawyer and then, once you do your mba, you would try to move into a management position, which would be a completely different job. So I think it all depends on what you want to do.
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stopping for an mba is somewhat riskier.


You did understand me very well:
Although I want to start working as a (business) lawyer, I don't rule out at this moment that I would like to change career after a while into a management position.

I concur that it (law+business option) seems a good opportunity. Fortunately, as I'm gonna start next fall with the law part (i.e. LL.M), I still have a lot of time to think about it (pros vs.cons).

Anyhow, thanks for your opinion!
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I think it seems like a good opportunity.
(...)
If I understand you well, you are considering this law+business option or law+work+mba option. I think the two options are a bit different in terms of career. In the first case, you would work as a lawyer. What the "+business" part would give you would be an ability to work as a business lawyer. If you go for the "law+work+mba" option, you would first work as a lawyer and then, once you do your mba, you would try to move into a management position, which would be a completely different job. So I think it all depends on what you want to do.
(...)
stopping for an mba is somewhat riskier.
</blockquote>

You did understand me very well:
Although I want to start working as a (business) lawyer, I don't rule out at this moment that I would like to change career after a while into a management position.

I concur that it (law+business option) seems a good opportunity. Fortunately, as I'm gonna start next fall with the law part (i.e. LL.M), I still have a lot of time to think about it (pros vs.cons).

Anyhow, thanks for your opinion!

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copernicus
Hi,

I am a European law student graduating this year and regarding next academic year (i.e. 2007-08) I am accepted to the Vanderbilt LL.M program where I want to take courses related to business law.

However, Vanderbilt offers for LL.M students a joint LL.M-MA program. This means basically that I would (eventually) do next academic year an LL.M and the academic year 2008-09 the MA which courses are given in cooperation with Owen.

I don't intend to keep studying the rest of my life. But as I am very interested to become a business lawyer, I think it could be very interesting to have some knowledge about economics & management and having a more inside view on corporations.
5 years ago, I hesitated a little moment about studying economics instead of law. Just to tell you I am very interested in economics too.

Now my questions.
-You guys think it would be a good plan to do the MA without any working experience?
-Would Owen be a good choice or not? I read here that it's reputation is not bad, but it's ranking is not that great (euphemistically speaking).


Thanks in advance!


if you are looking at Vanderbilt, look at the University of Florida, they offer an excellent LLM program, I know someone from Europe who went through it after having a Law degree from there. You could get an LLM +MBA at the University of Florida in less than 2 years, and Florida has much better future because of the new business building they are getting which will increase enrollment and catapult them higher in rankings.

Also quality of life and campus life in Florida is much better, model like creatures walking around campus all year long...
<blockquote>Hi,

I am a European law student graduating this year and regarding next academic year (i.e. 2007-08) I am accepted to the Vanderbilt LL.M program where I want to take courses related to business law.

However, Vanderbilt offers for LL.M students a joint LL.M-MA program. This means basically that I would (eventually) do next academic year an LL.M and the academic year 2008-09 the MA which courses are given in cooperation with Owen.

I don't intend to keep studying the rest of my life. But as I am very interested to become a business lawyer, I think it could be very interesting to have some knowledge about economics & management and having a more inside view on corporations.
5 years ago, I hesitated a little moment about studying economics instead of law. Just to tell you I am very interested in economics too.

Now my questions.
-You guys think it would be a good plan to do the MA without any working experience?
-Would Owen be a good choice or not? I read here that it's reputation is not bad, but it's ranking is not that great (euphemistically speaking).


Thanks in advance!</blockquote>

if you are looking at Vanderbilt, look at the University of Florida, they offer an excellent LLM program, I know someone from Europe who went through it after having a Law degree from there. You could get an LLM +MBA at the University of Florida in less than 2 years, and Florida has much better future because of the new business building they are getting which will increase enrollment and catapult them higher in rankings.

Also quality of life and campus life in Florida is much better, model like creatures walking around campus all year long...





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if you are looking at Vanderbilt, look at the University of Florida, they offer an excellent LLM program, I know someone from Europe who went through it after having a Law degree from there. You could get an LLM +MBA at the University of Florida in less than 2 years, and Florida has much better future because of the new business building they are getting which will increase enrollment and catapult them higher in rankings.

Also quality of life and campus life in Florida is much better, model like creatures walking around campus all year long...


Hey jcohen (?), back again?
<blockquote>if you are looking at Vanderbilt, look at the University of Florida, they offer an excellent LLM program, I know someone from Europe who went through it after having a Law degree from there. You could get an LLM +MBA at the University of Florida in less than 2 years, and Florida has much better future because of the new business building they are getting which will increase enrollment and catapult them higher in rankings.

Also quality of life and campus life in Florida is much better, model like creatures walking around campus all year long...
</blockquote>

Hey jcohen (?), back again?
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Aurelius
Thanks for your opinion. Florida, however, is not being considered: next year (i.e. 2007-08), Vanderbilt it is.


Edit: Vanderbilt is also known for the "model like creatures" hopping around campus...
Thanks for your opinion. Florida, however, is not being considered: next year (i.e. 2007-08), Vanderbilt it is.



Edit: Vanderbilt is also known for the "model like creatures" hopping around campus...
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copernicus
Thanks for your opinion. Florida, however, is not being considered: next year (i.e. 2007-08), Vanderbilt it is.

Edit: Vanderbilt is also known for the "model like creatures" hopping around campus...


fair enough, Vanderbilt's Law school is excellent.
<blockquote>Thanks for your opinion. Florida, however, is not being considered: next year (i.e. 2007-08), Vanderbilt it is.

Edit: Vanderbilt is also known for the "model like creatures" hopping around campus...</blockquote>

fair enough, Vanderbilt's Law school is excellent.
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