Hi guys! I've come across really great advice here. I was wondering if someone could help me figure this out.
I have completed my LLB (Hons.) and have been working for the last year and a half. I want to apply this term for my LLM but there's a bunch of considerations I'd like to have answers to.
I do not have a good GPA score. And that's got nothing to do with being a bad student. I had to take some personal time off for a couple semesters and that ended up hurting my graduating CGPA. First question. How appropriate is it to make the admissions offices for universities that, for example, you do not meet the entry requirements for, aware of why you have the grades that you do? I understand that there's a fine line between academic and personal life, one that I have been vary to cross.
Secondly, can someone help point me in universities with high acceptance rates? My interest is towards Human Rights and Labour Law. I mean I don't want a second-rate degree, but I would like a degree nonetheless.. I want to eventually pursue a PhD and a first Master's from a below average university (which I will hopefully ace) is an appropriate door to open up better avenues for further education, yes? No? Thoughts?
Thirdly, is there an appropriate number of universities to apply to for your LLM? What I've been wary of is setting my sights too high and then not getting in to any of the places I've applied to.
Thanks in advance!
[Edited by Oz90 on Feb 20, 2017]