Will I get into a good LLM program


Hello all,

I am from India and have completed a 3 year LLB from a top law school in India (DU/GLC) with a 70% aggregate.( Distinction) What are my chances of getting into a good UK/US LLM programme? I plan to do an SJD later.

Reason why I am not confident about my prospects, is that I did horribly in my Undergrad (Economics, University of Calcutta ) with a pitiful 53%. Had plenty of third division marks in many modules (major and electives) and just about saved myself from graduating with a third through relatively good final year results.

Now I know that LLM programs in theory at least focuses on LLB marks, but I am thinking I have almost no chance here, due to 2 reasons :

LLM programs want a first degree in law, meaning most applicants will be from the 5 year BA LLB course.

I have such terrible marks in my first degree.

Sad thing is that in past many students of my law school with GPA similar or even bit less than mine have been admitted to prestigious US LLM but most of them had good UGPA.

Though my LLB transcript will be graded Superior, I doubt Adcoms will even bother looking at it, when they come across my Below Average UG Transcript evaluation.

My profs have given me great recs and have encouraged me to apply to LLM and even Oxford BCL. But I seriously feel foreign law school will not take me seriously due to such disastrous first degree. I feel so sad and hopeless.

Please help.
Hello all,

I am from India and have completed a 3 year LLB from a top law school in India (DU/GLC) with a 70% aggregate.( Distinction) What are my chances of getting into a good UK/US LLM programme? I plan to do an SJD later.

Reason why I am not confident about my prospects, is that I did horribly in my Undergrad (Economics, University of Calcutta ) with a pitiful 53%. Had plenty of third division marks in many modules (major and electives) and just about saved myself from graduating with a third through relatively good final year results.

Now I know that LLM programs in theory at least focuses on LLB marks, but I am thinking I have almost no chance here, due to 2 reasons :

LLM programs want a first degree in law, meaning most applicants will be from the 5 year BA LLB course.

I have such terrible marks in my first degree.

Sad thing is that in past many students of my law school with GPA similar or even bit less than mine have been admitted to prestigious US LLM but most of them had good UGPA.

Though my LLB transcript will be graded Superior, I doubt Adcoms will even bother looking at it, when they come across my Below Average UG Transcript evaluation.

My profs have given me great recs and have encouraged me to apply to LLM and even Oxford BCL. But I seriously feel foreign law school will not take me seriously due to such disastrous first degree. I feel so sad and hopeless.

Please help.
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rpasem
hello brother..i am not a professional but i think there will be no problem in getting the admission because so many got admissions​ in good uni in usa without good percentage in llb.so don't worry and go for it.and i also want to do llm in usa.is it a good idea?what are the chances of getting a job in any firm after llm..

[Edited by rpasem on Oct 07, 2017]

hello brother..i am not a professional but i think there will be no problem in getting the admission because so many got admissions​ in good uni in usa without good percentage in llb.so don't worry and go for it.and i also want to do llm in usa.is it a good idea?what are the chances of getting a job in any firm after llm..
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rushdeep
To Gpa from hell: I think you'll get through most law schools in the US and UK. To find out, you need to risk the application fee.

To rpasem: The US is one of the biggest markets in a lot of different sectors. It is a huge country with unlimited transactions per day with other countries. Due to its size, manufacturing backbone and international presence, the biggest and the best mergers and other transactions will still be much higher in number here than any other country. Most EU students love to complete their LLM from the US and prefer US over Europe due to its potential. Depending on which city/state you do your LLM from in the US, you will get a chance to prove yourself and network around. Post LLM, you'll get 1 year visa for OPT (optional professional training) to look for a job and work. After that, you can apply for H1B or your employer (law firm/company) will transfer you to one of their global offices.
To Gpa from hell: I think you'll get through most law schools in the US and UK. To find out, you need to risk the application fee.

To rpasem: The US is one of the biggest markets in a lot of different sectors. It is a huge country with unlimited transactions per day with other countries. Due to its size, manufacturing backbone and international presence, the biggest and the best mergers and other transactions will still be much higher in number here than any other country. Most EU students love to complete their LLM from the US and prefer US over Europe due to its potential. Depending on which city/state you do your LLM from in the US, you will get a chance to prove yourself and network around. Post LLM, you'll get 1 year visa for OPT (optional professional training) to look for a job and work. After that, you can apply for H1B or your employer (law firm/company) will transfer you to one of their global offices.


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