TOEFL REQUIREMENT


larichard

HI all,
My situation is that I have taken the TOEFL test and the score is 100 ( 28 for Reading, 26 for Listening, 22 for Speaking and 24 for Writing), although I have been worked for a top-tier US law firm for more than 2 years as an Associate. I know my score has met the basic requirement of 100 of most of the law schools in US, but I know HLS and CLS has higher requirement in subsections. My referee, a professor of a top US law school will mention in the letter of recommendation that I have very good English skill. Do you guys think the US law schools will evaluate my language skill by taking all the factors into consideration or just stupid TOEFL score?

Thanks.

HI all,
My situation is that I have taken the TOEFL test and the score is 100 ( 28 for Reading, 26 for Listening, 22 for Speaking and 24 for Writing), although I have been worked for a top-tier US law firm for more than 2 years as an Associate. I know my score has met the basic requirement of 100 of most of the law schools in US, but I know HLS and CLS has higher requirement in subsections. My referee, a professor of a top US law school will mention in the letter of recommendation that I have very good English skill. Do you guys think the US law schools will evaluate my language skill by taking all the factors into consideration or just stupid TOEFL score?

Thanks.
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Zei

I had the same problem (scored 105 the first and 112 the second time) and was also wondering whether I should re-take the Toefl and finally did. I doubt this exam properly reflects your ability to speak English but that is not the point. The point is that this is the criteria by which your ability to speak English is judged. Some Law Schools explicitly state that a confirmation by a recommender regarding your language skills will not be a substitute to the required Toefl mark. Therefore ==> take it again.

I had the same problem (scored 105 the first and 112 the second time) and was also wondering whether I should re-take the Toefl and finally did. I doubt this exam properly reflects your ability to speak English but that is not the point. The point is that this is the criteria by which your ability to speak English is judged. Some Law Schools explicitly state that a confirmation by a recommender regarding your language skills will not be a substitute to the required Toefl mark. Therefore ==> take it again.
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larichard

I had the same problem (scored 105 the first and 112 the second time) and was also wondering whether I should re-take the Toefl and finally did. I doubt this exam properly reflects your ability to speak English but that is not the point. The point is that this is the criteria by which your ability to speak English is judged. Some Law Schools explicitly state that a confirmation by a recommender regarding your language skills will not be a substitute to the required Toefl mark. Therefore ==> take it again.
Thanks for you reply. I wish I could have more time to prepare for the test, however, I will just have another shoot at it. But I heard that CLS and HLS have a flexible TOEFL policy. Any one in the board who has the similar TOEFL Score was admitted finally?

<blockquote>I had the same problem (scored 105 the first and 112 the second time) and was also wondering whether I should re-take the Toefl and finally did. I doubt this exam properly reflects your ability to speak English but that is not the point. The point is that this is the criteria by which your ability to speak English is judged. Some Law Schools explicitly state that a confirmation by a recommender regarding your language skills will not be a substitute to the required Toefl mark. Therefore ==> take it again.</blockquote> Thanks for you reply. I wish I could have more time to prepare for the test, however, I will just have another shoot at it. But I heard that CLS and HLS have a flexible TOEFL policy. Any one in the board who has the similar TOEFL Score was admitted finally?
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