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Any help here would be greatly greatly appreciated. I have just graduated from my law degree in Ireland with a GPA of 3.5. I have done a number of internships within my time at university as well as holding down a number of part-time jobs, being involved on my student council and societies guild. I finished uni in May and have been working in property litigation at a top firm in Ireland so I will have the years experience by 2019.

I would love to apply to do an LLM in US in 2019-2020 with hopes of sitting the NY bar in 2020. However I am so worried that my GPA isnt high enough. I dont want to go through the effort of sending applications and getting LoR's if there no chance of me getting in.

Any advice from anyone who has gotten in or is currently applying would be absolutely amazing! What GPA seems to be the required minimum?

Also any advice for making friends in NYC? Im moving over next few weeks, absolutely terrified!

Thanks!!

[Edited by Melanie_Shaley_Eire on Sep 07, 2018]

Any help here would be greatly greatly appreciated. I have just graduated from my law degree in Ireland with a GPA of 3.5. I have done a number of internships within my time at university as well as holding down a number of part-time jobs, being involved on my student council and societies guild. I finished uni in May and have been working in property litigation at a top firm in Ireland so I will have the years experience by 2019.

I would love to apply to do an LLM in US in 2019-2020 with hopes of sitting the NY bar in 2020. However I am so worried that my GPA isnt high enough. I dont want to go through the effort of sending applications and getting LoR's if there no chance of me getting in.

Any advice from anyone who has gotten in or is currently applying would be absolutely amazing! What GPA seems to be the required minimum?

Also any advice for making friends in NYC? Im moving over next few weeks, absolutely terrified!

Thanks!!
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MM1990
Don't let your GPA hold you back! I was worried my GPA wasn't high enough and there was no way I'd get into top US schools, but they really look at the whole package (I applied to 10 top US schools and got into all of them, and I'm at Columbia now). There's a lot of weight placed on extra-curriculars and work experience. It might be helpful though if you try to get at least 2 years' of great work experience before you apply - I had four years of stellar work experience and I think that had a huge influence. Good luck!

[Edited by MM1990 on Sep 10, 2018]

Don't let your GPA hold you back! I was worried my GPA wasn't high enough and there was no way I'd get into top US schools, but they really look at the whole package (I applied to 10 top US schools and got into all of them, and I'm at Columbia now). There's a lot of weight placed on extra-curriculars and work experience. It might be helpful though if you try to get at least 2 years' of great work experience before you apply - I had four years of stellar work experience and I think that had a huge influence. Good luck!
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chicken so...
I don't think that GPA is necessarily a dealbreaker.

If you're concerned about it, apply to another, less competitive school like Fordham as a safety bet.

In terms of making friends, being in school will give you a built-in social group, who will be as interested in you are in seeing the sights and doing things.
I don't think that GPA is necessarily a dealbreaker.

If you're concerned about it, apply to another, less competitive school like Fordham as a safety bet.

In terms of making friends, being in school will give you a built-in social group, who will be as interested in you are in seeing the sights and doing things.
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