Admission chances


Hi guys my cgpa is 6.5/10 fresh law graduate (5 year bls llb) from India .I have 6 internships. I know my cgpa is low but can you guys give me an idea if I stand a chance to get into the following universities?



1) Boston University



2) University of Southern California



3) University of California Davis

4) University of Wisconsin 
If you guys could suggest me any university which would be safe to apply for me then that would be appreciated.
Thank you.

[Edited by researchingLLM24 on Nov 22, 2023]

Hi guys my cgpa is 6.5/10 fresh law graduate (5 year bls llb) from India .I have 6 internships. I know my cgpa is low but can you guys give me an idea if I stand a chance to get into the following universities?<br><br><br>
1) Boston University <br><br><br>
2) University of Southern California <br><br><br>
3) University of California Davis<br><br>4) University of Wisconsin&nbsp;<br>If you guys could suggest me any university which would be safe to apply for me then that would be appreciated.<br>Thank you.
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hellollm

Because universities use a holistic approach, if you have a well rounded profile, you have a good chance of getting in. I had a low cgpa as well, from an NLU, had internships and did ADR and a few other things. I got into USC and got a small scholarship. It is possible!

Because universities use a holistic approach, if you have a well rounded profile, you have a good chance of getting in. I had a low cgpa as well, from an NLU, had internships and did ADR and a few other things. I got into USC and got a small scholarship. It is possible!
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balloonlaw

I too think you have a good chance at all four. In addition, I think you’d have a good chance at Duke, Cornell, Georgetown, Northwestern, and it may even be worth a shot at Berkeley and Penn. 

[Edited by balloonlaw on Nov 22, 2023]

I too think you have a good chance at all four. In addition, I think you’d have a good chance at Duke, Cornell, Georgetown, Northwestern, and it may even be worth a shot at Berkeley and Penn.&nbsp;
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Because universities use a holistic approach, if you have a well rounded profile, you have a good chance of getting in. I had a low cgpa as well, from an NLU, had internships and did ADR and a few other things. I got into USC and got a small scholarship. It is possible!

Can we connect ? Your insights would be really helpful for me.

[quote]Because universities use a holistic approach, if you have a well rounded profile, you have a good chance of getting in. I had a low cgpa as well, from an NLU, had internships and did ADR and a few other things. I got into USC and got a small scholarship. It is possible! [/quote]<br>Can we connect ? Your insights would be really helpful for me.
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I too think you have a good chance at all four. In addition, I think you’d have a good chance at Duke, Cornell, Georgetown, Northwestern, and it may even be worth a shot at Berkeley and Penn. 

Really? I had a word with an educational consultant the other day and he said your gpa is very low for these universities. And I know it is quite low so I kinda felt like I’ll have to wait for a year probably gain some work experience and maybe try after that.

[quote]I too think you have a good chance at all four. In addition, I think you’d have a good chance at Duke, Cornell, Georgetown, Northwestern, and it may even be worth a shot at Berkeley and Penn.&nbsp; [/quote]<br>Really? I had a word with an educational consultant the other day and he said your gpa is very low for these universities. And I know it is quite low so I kinda felt like I’ll have to wait for a year probably gain some work experience and maybe try after that.
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balloonlaw

I too think you have a good chance at all four. In addition, I think you’d have a good chance at Duke, Cornell, Georgetown, Northwestern, and it may even be worth a shot at Berkeley and Penn. 

Really? I had a word with an educational consultant the other day and he said your gpa is very low for these universities. And I know it is quite low so I kinda felt like I’ll have to wait for a year probably gain some work experience and maybe try after that.


It would be low, if we were talking about the JD programs. But LLMs are less competitive. People can get in with average or even lower gpas. I’m not saying you’d get into HYSCCN; the schools I suggested were deliberate. I think, especially with good internships/lors/softs, you could get into some of them. Admissions can be more holistic, as the other poster mentions, significantly because reporting requirements are less stringent for non-JD programs. The universities also use LLM tuition to fund other priorities.

One caveat is the gulf between the opportunities for JDs and LLMs in the US is substantial. Odds are US employers will not find an Indian law degree and an American LLM (that isn’t from HYS or something like NYU for tax) as particularly desirable (if that’s your goal). As long as you do your research and are aware of the realities, there’s nothing (except maybe cost) that prevents you from doing a LLM at a good US university. 

[Edited by balloonlaw on Nov 23, 2023]

[quote][quote]I too think you have a good chance at all four. In addition, I think you’d have a good chance at Duke, Cornell, Georgetown, Northwestern, and it may even be worth a shot at Berkeley and Penn.&nbsp; [/quote]<br>Really? I had a word with an educational consultant the other day and he said your gpa is very low for these universities. And I know it is quite low so I kinda felt like I’ll have to wait for a year probably gain some work experience and maybe try after that. [/quote]<br><br>It would be low, if we were talking about the JD programs. But LLMs are less competitive. People can get in with average or even lower gpas. I’m not saying you’d get into HYSCCN; the schools I suggested were deliberate. I think, especially with good internships/lors/softs, you could get into some of them. Admissions can be more holistic, as the other poster mentions, significantly because reporting requirements are less stringent for non-JD programs. The universities also use LLM tuition to fund other priorities.<br><br>One caveat is the gulf between the opportunities for JDs and LLMs in the US is substantial. Odds are US employers will not find an Indian law degree and an American LLM (that isn’t from HYS or something like NYU for tax) as particularly desirable (if that’s your goal). As long as you do your research and are aware of the realities, there’s nothing (except maybe cost) that prevents you from doing a LLM at a good US university.&nbsp;
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