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Canadian Law student: Would I be a competitive applicant for an LLM in Ireland?


Chip20
Hi,
This is my first post on here. I was wondering, from people who have applied to European LLM's, and specifically those in Ireland and preferably either Trinity or UCD as they both have programs in business/corporate law, how hard it is to get in from Canada or the United States.

I'm currently in second year at Dalhousie Law here in Canada but have below average grades as it is a very competitive school. I do however hold a masters degree in history in which I obtained a very good average and I graduated with the highest standing on graduation from my undergraduate institution also in history. I also have great references. Should I go for it?
Hi,
This is my first post on here. I was wondering, from people who have applied to European LLM's, and specifically those in Ireland and preferably either Trinity or UCD as they both have programs in business/corporate law, how hard it is to get in from Canada or the United States.

I'm currently in second year at Dalhousie Law here in Canada but have below average grades as it is a very competitive school. I do however hold a masters degree in history in which I obtained a very good average and I graduated with the highest standing on graduation from my undergraduate institution also in history. I also have great references. Should I go for it?
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Hi, I'm pretty much in the same situation as you, Canadian student with a B- average. I called the admissions office at Trinity to ask them if it was worth trying out and they explained that if you have around 70% and something else (i.e a masters degree or legal work experience or a bar) it is worth it to try and apply because they look at more than your grades.

I think you should go for it, I mean the worse case scenario is getting on a waiting list or rejected but it's worth taking a shot.
Hi, I'm pretty much in the same situation as you, Canadian student with a B- average. I called the admissions office at Trinity to ask them if it was worth trying out and they explained that if you have around 70% and something else (i.e a masters degree or legal work experience or a bar) it is worth it to try and apply because they look at more than your grades.

I think you should go for it, I mean the worse case scenario is getting on a waiting list or rejected but it's worth taking a shot.
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Chip20
Hi, I'm pretty much in the same situation as you, Canadian student with a B- average. I called the admissions office at Trinity to ask them if it was worth trying out and they explained that if you have around 70% and something else (i.e a masters degree or legal work experience or a bar) it is worth it to try and apply because they look at more than your grades.

I think you should go for it, I mean the worse case scenario is getting on a waiting list or rejected but it's worth taking a shot.


Yeah I was just messaging someone who got into Trinity from the US and he was in the same situation as both of us. I think, although they can't say it, they put a lot of value on Can/US JD's and I think they do realize it is bell curved unlike in Europe. My guess is that they consider your undergrad and grad school as well along with your law grades based on that response. Plus I heard your references are hugely important to them. My Irish friend told me Trinity is an unbelievable school with excellent professors. Thanks for the reply, I think you should go for it too assuming you have the time and can afford it!
[quote]Hi, I'm pretty much in the same situation as you, Canadian student with a B- average. I called the admissions office at Trinity to ask them if it was worth trying out and they explained that if you have around 70% and something else (i.e a masters degree or legal work experience or a bar) it is worth it to try and apply because they look at more than your grades.

I think you should go for it, I mean the worse case scenario is getting on a waiting list or rejected but it's worth taking a shot. [/quote]

Yeah I was just messaging someone who got into Trinity from the US and he was in the same situation as both of us. I think, although they can't say it, they put a lot of value on Can/US JD's and I think they do realize it is bell curved unlike in Europe. My guess is that they consider your undergrad and grad school as well along with your law grades based on that response. Plus I heard your references are hugely important to them. My Irish friend told me Trinity is an unbelievable school with excellent professors. Thanks for the reply, I think you should go for it too assuming you have the time and can afford it!
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Chip20
Hi, I'm pretty much in the same situation as you, Canadian student with a B- average. I called the admissions office at Trinity to ask them if it was worth trying out and they explained that if you have around 70% and something else (i.e a masters degree or legal work experience or a bar) it is worth it to try and apply because they look at more than your grades.

I think you should go for it, I mean the worse case scenario is getting on a waiting list or rejected but it's worth taking a shot.


Yeah I was just messaging someone who got into Trinity from the US and he was in the same situation as both of us. I think, although they can't say it, they put a lot of value on Can/US JD's and I think they do realize it is bell curved unlike in Europe. My guess is that they consider your undergrad and grad school as well along with your law grades based on that response. Plus I heard your references are hugely important to them. My Irish friend told me Trinity is an unbelievable school with excellent professors. Thanks for the reply, I think you should go for it too assuming you have the time and can afford it!
[quote]Hi, I'm pretty much in the same situation as you, Canadian student with a B- average. I called the admissions office at Trinity to ask them if it was worth trying out and they explained that if you have around 70% and something else (i.e a masters degree or legal work experience or a bar) it is worth it to try and apply because they look at more than your grades.

I think you should go for it, I mean the worse case scenario is getting on a waiting list or rejected but it's worth taking a shot. [/quote]

Yeah I was just messaging someone who got into Trinity from the US and he was in the same situation as both of us. I think, although they can't say it, they put a lot of value on Can/US JD's and I think they do realize it is bell curved unlike in Europe. My guess is that they consider your undergrad and grad school as well along with your law grades based on that response. Plus I heard your references are hugely important to them. My Irish friend told me Trinity is an unbelievable school with excellent professors. Thanks for the reply, I think you should go for it too assuming you have the time and can afford it!
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