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sim_vs

thanks guys for the help..but i have another query...I am a final year student of law from india. I am interested in LLM IPR/Corp law(2nd choice). I just want to focus on applying to Ox, Camb, LSE, UCL, n KCL in the UK. I have an aggregate of 64-65% till now...I have interned also in various Indian Companies, have one published article and have 4 diplomas including in IPR and copr laws. What else should i do to better my chances of getting thru these colleges? Also it would be really helpful if anyone could tell me if i stand any chance of getting thru any of these..

thanks guys for the help..but i have another query...I am a final year student of law from india. I am interested in LLM IPR/Corp law(2nd choice). I just want to focus on applying to Ox, Camb, LSE, UCL, n KCL in the UK. I have an aggregate of 64-65% till now...I have interned also in various Indian Companies, have one published article and have 4 diplomas including in IPR and copr laws. What else should i do to better my chances of getting thru these colleges? Also it would be really helpful if anyone could tell me if i stand any chance of getting thru any of these..
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Ruleoflaw

@ Sim, what is your GPA or are you top 5-% of class? That would be very helpful for Oxbridge and LSE. With a very good SOP there is a great chance.

UCL and KCL will not be a problem at all.

@ Sim, what is your GPA or are you top 5-% of class? That would be very helpful for Oxbridge and LSE. With a very good SOP there is a great chance.

UCL and KCL will not be a problem at all.
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Ruleoflaw

I totally agree with prospective and LawyerinUSA

I totally agree with prospective and LawyerinUSA
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sim_vs

We dont have GPA system..so its not exactly possible to find it out..But I am not in top 5%...Probably in top 15 to 20%...So do u think with an impressive SOP n LOR, there is a chance to get in thru these univ?? What should i focus on in my SOP n LOR to make it up for my marks?

We dont have GPA system..so its not exactly possible to find it out..But I am not in top 5%...Probably in top 15 to 20%...So do u think with an impressive SOP n LOR, there is a chance to get in thru these univ?? What should i focus on in my SOP n LOR to make it up for my marks?
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Santa

We dont have GPA system..so its not exactly possible to find it out..But I am not in top 5%...Probably in top 15 to 20%...So do u think with an impressive SOP n LOR, there is a chance to get in thru these univ?? What should i focus on in my SOP n LOR to make it up for my marks?

You can get in some London colleges rather easily I think. Their grade requirements are on their websites.

Oxbridge will be near impossible.

<blockquote>We dont have GPA system..so its not exactly possible to find it out..But I am not in top 5%...Probably in top 15 to 20%...So do u think with an impressive SOP n LOR, there is a chance to get in thru these univ?? What should i focus on in my SOP n LOR to make it up for my marks?</blockquote>
You can get in some London colleges rather easily I think. Their grade requirements are on their websites.

Oxbridge will be near impossible.
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sim_vs

Thanks a lot!! :) Do u have any idea abt the best univ for IPR LLM in US n NUS..n do i stand a chance of getting thru any of them..as i dun wanna spend money on application fees without evn having a chance of qualifying!

Thanks a lot!! :) Do u have any idea abt the best univ for IPR LLM in US n NUS..n do i stand a chance of getting thru any of them..as i dun wanna spend money on application fees without evn having a chance of qualifying!
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Ruleoflaw

With top 20%, Oxbridge and LSE would be a little tough. Kings and UCL would be easy.

Apply to UCL, Kings and NYU for sure. You should get through these for sure.

With top 20%, Oxbridge and LSE would be a little tough. Kings and UCL would be easy.

Apply to UCL, Kings and NYU for sure. You should get through these for sure.
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Santa

Well I got into LSE easily, but was waitlisted in NYU, so it's not all that transparent.

Well I got into LSE easily, but was waitlisted in NYU, so it's not all that transparent.
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Ruleoflaw

It must/may be country specific. I got offers from both. For Indians, NYU is way easier to get in than LSE.

It must/may be country specific. I got offers from both. For Indians, NYU is way easier to get in than LSE.
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sim_vs

Thank u so much guys..then i guess i can finalize NYU, UCL, KCL, QMUL n NUS..wat about SOP n LOR?? What should i focus on in them..as i dun have extraordinary marks..n should i mention abt my internships n diplomas in it too?

Thank u so much guys..then i guess i can finalize NYU, UCL, KCL, QMUL n NUS..wat about SOP n LOR?? What should i focus on in them..as i dun have extraordinary marks..n should i mention abt my internships n diplomas in it too?
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essential to show focus in your SOP and LOR. internships would be useful especially if they fall in line with your future plans (e.g. if you want to practice in Courts then an internship with a lawyer or under a judge would show focus). Similarly for diplomas, they put forth your additional qualifications, and somewhat help with the marks.
try highlighting your extra curricular activities... music, sport... even philately or numismatics... anything which shows you have interests apart from acads.

essential to show focus in your SOP and LOR. internships would be useful especially if they fall in line with your future plans (e.g. if you want to practice in Courts then an internship with a lawyer or under a judge would show focus). Similarly for diplomas, they put forth your additional qualifications, and somewhat help with the marks.
try highlighting your extra curricular activities... music, sport... even philately or numismatics... anything which shows you have interests apart from acads.
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Unazoi

If you're a U.S. student and plan on returning to the U.S., don't bother with LLM because it's not marketable here. I completed the degree in 2007-2008. My experience, which is similar to other QM LLM holders I've spoken with, is U.S. employers just aren't interested in a year in London at a school with which most Americans are unfamiliar.

For Americans, this is NOT a career-boosting degree.

If you're a U.S. student and plan on returning to the U.S., don't bother with LLM because it's not marketable here. I completed the degree in 2007-2008. My experience, which is similar to other QM LLM holders I've spoken with, is U.S. employers just aren't interested in a year in London at a school with which most Americans are unfamiliar.

For Americans, this is NOT a career-boosting degree.
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Iowa

I think you're right Unazoi. Law is a graduate degree here, and very few JDs pursue an LLM. It's not like the UK, where the LLB is an undergraduate degree.

I think, however, that we need to think long term. The LLM is on the up and up. So many students are earning JDs now. There are too many JDs. I fear it is as inevitable as a nuclear arms race that more students will pursue LLMs to distinguish themselves.

I think you're right Unazoi. Law is a graduate degree here, and very few JDs pursue an LLM. It's not like the UK, where the LLB is an undergraduate degree.

I think, however, that we need to think long term. The LLM is on the up and up. So many students are earning JDs now. There are too many JDs. I fear it is as inevitable as a nuclear arms race that more students will pursue LLMs to distinguish themselves.
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Unazoi

Iowa, I agree there are too many J.D.'s, but disagree with your sentiment about the utility of earning an LLM. Legal profession in America is in permanent decline, so not even an LL.M. can save you.

Iowa, I agree there are too many J.D.'s, but disagree with your sentiment about the utility of earning an LLM. Legal profession in America is in permanent decline, so not even an LL.M. can save you.
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gayatrikmr

We dont have GPA system..so its not exactly possible to find it out..But I am not in top 5%...Probably in top 15 to 20%...So do u think with an impressive SOP n LOR, there is a chance to get in thru these univ?? What should i focus on in my SOP n LOR to make it up for my marks?

You can get in some London colleges rather easily I think. Their grade requirements are on their websites.

Oxbridge will be near impossible.



Not true - I made it to Oxford and Im not in the top 5%

<blockquote><blockquote>We dont have GPA system..so its not exactly possible to find it out..But I am not in top 5%...Probably in top 15 to 20%...So do u think with an impressive SOP n LOR, there is a chance to get in thru these univ?? What should i focus on in my SOP n LOR to make it up for my marks?</blockquote>
You can get in some London colleges rather easily I think. Their grade requirements are on their websites.

Oxbridge will be near impossible. </blockquote>



Not true - I made it to Oxford and Im not in the top 5%
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From perspective of employability and brand name:

UK:

Oxford and Cambridge

The others possible dependant on your concentration e.g. LSE for International Law; King's for EU and Competition Law

USA:

Any of the top 5-10 - Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, NYU etc

If you come out of any of those you will be mustard

From perspective of employability and brand name:

UK:

Oxford and Cambridge

The others possible dependant on your concentration e.g. LSE for International Law; King's for EU and Competition Law

USA:

Any of the top 5-10 - Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, NYU etc

If you come out of any of those you will be mustard
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Zsazsa

We dont have GPA system..so its not exactly possible to find it out..But I am not in top 5%...Probably in top 15 to 20%...So do u think with an impressive SOP n LOR, there is a chance to get in thru these univ?? What should i focus on in my SOP n LOR to make it up for my marks?

You can get in some London colleges rather easily I think. Their grade requirements are on their websites.

Oxbridge will be near impossible.



Not true - I made it to Oxford and Im not in the top 5%


Hi gayatrikmr

well done for getting in Oxford. Can you please give a brief summary of your profile to help others hoping to apply in the future get an idea of what it really takes to get into oxbridge?

any advice and opinions would be greatly apreciated!

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>We dont have GPA system..so its not exactly possible to find it out..But I am not in top 5%...Probably in top 15 to 20%...So do u think with an impressive SOP n LOR, there is a chance to get in thru these univ?? What should i focus on in my SOP n LOR to make it up for my marks?</blockquote>
You can get in some London colleges rather easily I think. Their grade requirements are on their websites.

Oxbridge will be near impossible. </blockquote>



Not true - I made it to Oxford and Im not in the top 5% </blockquote>

Hi gayatrikmr

well done for getting in Oxford. Can you please give a brief summary of your profile to help others hoping to apply in the future get an idea of what it really takes to get into oxbridge?

any advice and opinions would be greatly apreciated!
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