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Re: Best shools for corporate law?
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2006, 05:46:18 PM »
What do you mean by corporate law?  Lawyers usually mean transactional work, M&A, private equity, etc., when they say corporate.  Laymen and first-years often just mean biglaw in general. 

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Re: Best shools for corporate law?
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2007, 07:25:30 PM »
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Re: Best shools for corporate law?
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2007, 08:20:08 PM »
Please note that these rankings are just re: faculty quality in this areas.  They don't speak to job placement. 
Leiter says:

BUSINESS LAW AREAS:  CORPORATE, SECURITIES, COMMERCIAL LAW, BANKRUPTCY, ETC.

Excellent:   
Columbia University    
Harvard University    
New York University    
Stanford University    
University of Chicago    
University of Virginia    
Yale University    

Also Strong:

Cornell University
Georgetown University
Northwestern University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas, Austin
Vanderbilt University

http://www.leiterrankings.com/faculty/2002faculty_topchoices.shtml#bus

I know that Columbia has a transactional class/workshop that's supposed to be useful.  I dont know if other schools do that.

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Re: Best shools for corporate law?
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2007, 11:42:53 PM »

It depends what you are talking about when discussing best schools for corp law. There are generally differences as far as employment in corporate law, faculty teaching corp law and scholarship publications for corp law.


For factulty, princeton review and lietter have the better faculty rankings, though this is not really all that relevant when considering a school. (its only 3 years, none of which will help you later in life, trust me)
www.princetonreview.com

For Employment in Corp Law, the top schools are here:
http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1168423325385

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