Berkeley for LLM?


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I’m in my 2nd year of law school (2/3 years) and I’m now considering applying for LLM. I was under the impression that Berkeley only took 1st class or 2.1 class graduates for their LLM degree but I personally know 2 people, one of which had a 2.2 and the other 3rd class. I was really confused by this. Any insight?

I’m in my 2nd year of law school (2/3 years) and I’m now considering applying for LLM. I was under the impression that Berkeley only took 1st class or 2.1 class graduates for their LLM degree but I personally know 2 people, one of which had a 2.2 and the other 3rd class. I was really confused by this. Any insight?
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miki3999

I’m in my 2nd year of law school (2/3 years) and I’m now considering applying for LLM. I was under the impression that Berkeley only took 1st class or 2.1 class graduates for their LLM degree but I personally know 2 people, one of which had a 2.2 and the other 3rd class. I was really confused by this. Any insight?


In the US you can get in with some bad grades because they are looking at your Extra-Curriculars in great detail... or if you have money :D

[quote]I’m in my 2nd year of law school (2/3 years) and I’m now considering applying for LLM. I was under the impression that Berkeley only took 1st class or 2.1 class graduates for their LLM degree but I personally know 2 people, one of which had a 2.2 and the other 3rd class. I was really confused by this. Any insight?[/quote]

In the US you can get in with some bad grades because they are looking at your Extra-Curriculars in great detail... or if you have money :D
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chicken so...

It says on their application page that there is no minimum GPA required. They do say that they give substantial consideration to grades, though, as well as English language test scores.

On a secondary note, they also consider personal statements, letters of recommendation, legal experience, and other significant professional achievements.

So if your grades aren't up to spec, make sure you get a great score on the TOEFL / IELTS, write good application letters, and make sure your letters of recommendation are excellent as well.

It says on their application page that there is no minimum GPA required. They do say that they give substantial consideration to grades, though, as well as English language test scores.

On a secondary note, they also consider personal statements, letters of recommendation, legal experience, and other significant professional achievements.

So if your grades aren't up to spec, make sure you get a great score on the TOEFL / IELTS, write good application letters, and make sure your letters of recommendation are excellent as well.
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