Previous LLM Master with low/standard GPA



[Edited by AuguPerez114 on Sep 04, 2021]

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Hi! I have the possibility to do a Master’s degree in Finance. I’m a lawyer and I don’t have a lot of knowledge of mathematics, but I want to take it despite the challenge that something like that implies.
I’m not sure if having a low GPA in the master in finance will affect my future admission for an LLM in a Top law school in the USA or UK.
I graduated from law with a 2:1 GPA.
What if my master degree in finance is a Third class or a 2:2? Will be a limitation to my future LLM admissions?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!


I don't believe it will. The criteria for a a large portion of law schools when assessing LLM applications are (1) your professional experience, followed by (2) your first degree in law grades. Some universities focus exclusively on your first degree in law (e.g. Oxford) but this is not the norm. Having average grades in your first LLM generally does not substantially affect how the application reviewer perceives your credentials, especially if you have decent professional experience and fairly good first degree in law grades. 

[quote]Hi! I have the possibility to do a Master’s degree in Finance. I’m a lawyer and I don’t have a lot of knowledge of mathematics, but I want to take it despite the challenge that something like that implies.
I’m not sure if having a low GPA in the master in finance will affect my future admission for an LLM in a Top law school in the USA or UK.
I graduated from law with a 2:1 GPA.
What if my master degree in finance is a Third class or a 2:2? Will be a limitation to my future LLM admissions?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH! [/quote]<br><br>I don't believe it will. The criteria for a a large portion of law schools when assessing LLM applications are (1) your professional experience, followed by (2) your first degree in law grades. Some universities focus exclusively on your first degree in law (e.g. Oxford) but this is not the norm. Having average grades in your first LLM generally does not substantially affect how the application reviewer perceives your credentials, especially if you have decent professional experience and fairly good first degree in law grades.&nbsp;
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