LLM Admission chances in ivy leagues/ oxbridge


Hello all. I am currently a second year student at university of london. I scored 1 merit (Highest grade in class), 2 credits and a high pass. I am currently in the top 5 of my class.I have done alot of extra curriculars including legal research and community work. Now even though i shouldn't be worrying about my llm admissions just yet, i was wondering since my first year grades are not exactly 'stellar' will they create a problem when i apply to ivy leagues and oxbridge?
Also, what grades in second and third year would confirm/ improve my chances of getting into oxbridge or an ivy league law school? In university of london only second and third year grades matter and are counted towards degree classification.
Hello all. I am currently a second year student at university of london. I scored 1 merit (Highest grade in class), 2 credits and a high pass. I am currently in the top 5 of my class.I have done alot of extra curriculars including legal research and community work. Now even though i shouldn't be worrying about my llm admissions just yet, i was wondering since my first year grades are not exactly 'stellar' will they create a problem when i apply to ivy leagues and oxbridge?
Also, what grades in second and third year would confirm/ improve my chances of getting into oxbridge or an ivy league law school? In university of london only second and third year grades matter and are counted towards degree classification.
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VisionMed
You are in the top 5 of your class yet your grades are "not exactly stellar". What is your current average?
You are in the top 5 of your class yet your grades are "not exactly stellar". What is your current average?
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If you are asking about my gpa, I dont know my exact average since we have grades like i mentioned above in the UK, rather than the gpa system however if calculated, my gpa would probably lie between 3-3.3 probably.

[Edited by MahnoorAsad on Sep 19, 2018]

If you are asking about my gpa, I dont know my exact average since we have grades like i mentioned above in the UK, rather than the gpa system however if calculated, my gpa would probably lie between 3-3.3 probably.

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VisionMed
I'm also from the UK. At my uni, if someone was in the top 5, their average was likely 73%+ which would be a clear first. I thought when you talked about 'credits' and 'merits' that you were talking about high school. I have never heard of a UK university using that system. I'm still surprised that your grades got you top 5 in the class, but that's not a bad starting point. You will want to keep your class position the same or higher and improve your grades.
I'm also from the UK. At my uni, if someone was in the top 5, their average was likely 73%+ which would be a clear first. I thought when you talked about 'credits' and 'merits' that you were talking about high school. I have never heard of a UK university using that system. I'm still surprised that your grades got you top 5 in the class, but that's not a bad starting point. You will want to keep your class position the same or higher and improve your grades.
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I'm also from the UK. At my uni, if someone was in the top 5, their average was likely 73%+ which would be a clear first. I thought when you talked about 'credits' and 'merits' that you were talking about high school. I have never heard of a UK university using that system. I'm still surprised that your grades got you top 5 in the class, but that's not a bad starting point. You will want to keep your class position the same or higher and improve your grades.



Really? Because these are the grades they use at my uni. These are basically percentages that they later use for degree classification. I’m surprised I’m in the top 5 aswell. But since first year doesn’t count towards degree classification, no one works super hard. Also, last year only 9 kids got a first. So grading at my university is extremely tough.

Do you think these grades are fine? I need 4 distinctions (70%) out of 8 subjects (atleast) for a first. If I manage a first, do I have a chance?

[Edited by MahnoorAsad on Sep 20, 2018]

[quote]I'm also from the UK. At my uni, if someone was in the top 5, their average was likely 73%+ which would be a clear first. I thought when you talked about 'credits' and 'merits' that you were talking about high school. I have never heard of a UK university using that system. I'm still surprised that your grades got you top 5 in the class, but that's not a bad starting point. You will want to keep your class position the same or higher and improve your grades. [/quote]


Really? Because these are the grades they use at my uni. These are basically percentages that they later use for degree classification. I’m surprised I’m in the top 5 aswell. But since first year doesn’t count towards degree classification, no one works super hard. Also, last year only 9 kids got a first. So grading at my university is extremely tough.

Do you think these grades are fine? I need 4 distinctions (70%) out of 8 subjects (atleast) for a first. If I manage a first, do I have a chance?
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VisionMed
I'm actually having a hard time getting my head around your grading system haha. You need to get a first to be considered for Oxbridge, and I imagine it's pretty much the same for Ivy League. As long as you get the first overall, you'll have a chance.
I'm actually having a hard time getting my head around your grading system haha. You need to get a first to be considered for Oxbridge, and I imagine it's pretty much the same for Ivy League. As long as you get the first overall, you'll have a chance.
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Thank you so much. A bit freaked out since everyone seems to tell a different story. You have helped alot!
Thank you so much. A bit freaked out since everyone seems to tell a different story. You have helped alot!
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Hi, I am Looking for information for LLM 2019 admissions. I'm an indian student and my university had a percentage system. I scored an overall of 72.6% for a five year b.a.ll.b. (hons) which is equivalent to llb in the UK. I would like to know if I am eligible to apply to ivy league schools and others including LSE, NYU, etc.
Thanks in advance .
Hi, I am Looking for information for LLM 2019 admissions. I'm an indian student and my university had a percentage system. I scored an overall of 72.6% for a five year b.a.ll.b. (hons) which is equivalent to llb in the UK. I would like to know if I am eligible to apply to ivy league schools and others including LSE, NYU, etc.
Thanks in advance .
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