ADMITTED STUDENTS /// LLM NYU _ COLUMBIA


DSlawyer
Hey everyone!

I saw on the "LLM Discussions" that a few people here were admitted for an LLM at NYU or Columbia for 2019-2020.

This is my ultimate goal and I'm going to apply this year for 2020-2021 at NYU/COLUMBIA.

I would love to know more about admitted students.

_Did you have high grades all your life?
_What law degree you have?
_What is your TOEFL score?
_Did you do a lot of internships?
_Were you already a lawyer in your home country?
_ How old are you?
_What did you talked about in your personal statement?

I live in NYC since 2016, & I met many people here who told me that to get admitted in those universities you must do an amazing personal statement - your grades do not count that much but your ambitions and personal life matter the most.

I do not know if this is true so your testimony can help me a lot!


Many thanks!!!

[Edited by DSlawyer on May 17, 2019]

Hey everyone!

I saw on the "LLM Discussions" that a few people here were admitted for an LLM at NYU or Columbia for 2019-2020.

This is my ultimate goal and I'm going to apply this year for 2020-2021 at NYU/COLUMBIA.

I would love to know more about admitted students.

_Did you have high grades all your life?
_What law degree you have?
_What is your TOEFL score?
_Did you do a lot of internships?
_Were you already a lawyer in your home country?
_ How old are you?
_What did you talked about in your personal statement?

I live in NYC since 2016, & I met many people here who told me that to get admitted in those universities you must do an amazing personal statement - your grades do not count that much but your ambitions and personal life matter the most.

I do not know if this is true so your testimony can help me a lot!


Many thanks!!!
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Ericus
Hey everyone!

I saw on the "LLM Discussions" that a few people here were admitted for an LLM at NYU or Columbia for 2019-2020.

This is my ultimate goal and I'm going to apply this year for 2020-2021 at NYU/COLUMBIA.

I would love to know more about admitted students.

_Did you have high grades all your life?
_What law degree you have?
_What is your TOEFL score?
_Did you do a lot of internships?
_Were you already a lawyer in your home country?
_ How old are you?
_What did you talked about in your personal statement?

I live in NYC since 2016, & I met many people here who told me that to get admitted in those universities you must do an amazing personal statement - your grades do not count that much but your ambitions and personal life matter the most.

I do not know if this is true so your testimony can help me a lot!


Many thanks!!!


Got admitted to NYU. Don't think it is true that grades don't matter, NYU says that the students they admit are among the top 25% in their class; so grades do matter, and I think more than personal statements. But your personal statement should convey your ambitions and how they align with your studies.

To answer some of your questions:
- more high than low grades, but definitely some very low grades.
-LL.B.
-Exempted from TOEFL/IELTS
-No
-Yes, and practiced for at least 3 years
-Mid 20s
-about how I fell in love with tax and want to further my studies in that area, because my ambition is being/doing XXX in the tax field.
[quote]Hey everyone!

I saw on the "LLM Discussions" that a few people here were admitted for an LLM at NYU or Columbia for 2019-2020.

This is my ultimate goal and I'm going to apply this year for 2020-2021 at NYU/COLUMBIA.

I would love to know more about admitted students.

_Did you have high grades all your life?
_What law degree you have?
_What is your TOEFL score?
_Did you do a lot of internships?
_Were you already a lawyer in your home country?
_ How old are you?
_What did you talked about in your personal statement?

I live in NYC since 2016, & I met many people here who told me that to get admitted in those universities you must do an amazing personal statement - your grades do not count that much but your ambitions and personal life matter the most.

I do not know if this is true so your testimony can help me a lot!


Many thanks!!![/quote]

Got admitted to NYU. Don't think it is true that grades don't matter, NYU says that the students they admit are among the top 25% in their class; so grades do matter, and I think more than personal statements. But your personal statement should convey your ambitions and how they align with your studies.

To answer some of your questions:
- more high than low grades, but definitely some very low grades.
-LL.B.
-Exempted from TOEFL/IELTS
-No
-Yes, and practiced for at least 3 years
-Mid 20s
-about how I fell in love with tax and want to further my studies in that area, because my ambition is being/doing XXX in the tax field.
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DSlawyer
Hey Ericus!

Thank you so much for your time.
As you said they usually choose the top 25% of students from their class, how they can know that? In my French law school, I asked a ranking, they said they do not do any of it.
I believe I'm on the top 25% but no document that confirm it.

Also, are you a current LLM student at NYU? If so, would you mind to send to me your class schedule? How many hours per day? How many homework do you have to submit per week? How intense is it? When does it starts and finish the school year?

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

[Edited by DSlawyer on May 20, 2019]

Hey Ericus!

Thank you so much for your time.
As you said they usually choose the top 25% of students from their class, how they can know that? In my French law school, I asked a ranking, they said they do not do any of it.
I believe I'm on the top 25% but no document that confirm it.

Also, are you a current LLM student at NYU? If so, would you mind to send to me your class schedule? How many hours per day? How many homework do you have to submit per week? How intense is it? When does it starts and finish the school year?

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
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dm25
Yes, I would also love to see a sample time schedule for classes. I'm going to NYU this August..
Yes, I would also love to see a sample time schedule for classes. I'm going to NYU this August..
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dm25
Hey everyone!

I saw on the "LLM Discussions" that a few people here were admitted for an LLM at NYU or Columbia for 2019-2020.

This is my ultimate goal and I'm going to apply this year for 2020-2021 at NYU/COLUMBIA.

I would love to know more about admitted students.

_Did you have high grades all your life?
_What law degree you have?
_What is your TOEFL score?
_Did you do a lot of internships?
_Were you already a lawyer in your home country?
_ How old are you?
_What did you talked about in your personal statement?

I live in NYC since 2016, & I met many people here who told me that to get admitted in those universities you must do an amazing personal statement - your grades do not count that much but your ambitions and personal life matter the most.

I do not know if this is true so your testimony can help me a lot!


Many thanks!!!


I do not think anyone can tell you that NYU/CLS consider one factor over another because the Schools themselves say they consider your application as a whole and in comparison to the other applicants in the group.

I would personally recommend having a theme in your personal statement that's related to your intended program. That theme should also be reflected in your letters of recommendation. So be sure to tell your recommenders what you want to do at Grad School and why. Just have a discussion before they eventually write it for you.

I was a lawyer in my country but I hadn't practised. I have just been admitted in 2019 and so I would say if you're not admitted to practice at home, it shouldn't worry you. I also have a friend who is not admitted and was admitted at NYU.

Good grades I think is something that goes without saying. You should have them. But I also had some not so great grades. But this should be an exception. Generally, you should have good grades.

I'm 25. I have an LL.B. of four years. No TOEFL. I'm from an English speaking country.
[quote]Hey everyone!

I saw on the "LLM Discussions" that a few people here were admitted for an LLM at NYU or Columbia for 2019-2020.

This is my ultimate goal and I'm going to apply this year for 2020-2021 at NYU/COLUMBIA.

I would love to know more about admitted students.

_Did you have high grades all your life?
_What law degree you have?
_What is your TOEFL score?
_Did you do a lot of internships?
_Were you already a lawyer in your home country?
_ How old are you?
_What did you talked about in your personal statement?

I live in NYC since 2016, & I met many people here who told me that to get admitted in those universities you must do an amazing personal statement - your grades do not count that much but your ambitions and personal life matter the most.

I do not know if this is true so your testimony can help me a lot!


Many thanks!!![/quote]

I do not think anyone can tell you that NYU/CLS consider one factor over another because the Schools themselves say they consider your application as a whole and in comparison to the other applicants in the group.

I would personally recommend having a theme in your personal statement that's related to your intended program. That theme should also be reflected in your letters of recommendation. So be sure to tell your recommenders what you want to do at Grad School and why. Just have a discussion before they eventually write it for you.

I was a lawyer in my country but I hadn't practised. I have just been admitted in 2019 and so I would say if you're not admitted to practice at home, it shouldn't worry you. I also have a friend who is not admitted and was admitted at NYU.

Good grades I think is something that goes without saying. You should have them. But I also had some not so great grades. But this should be an exception. Generally, you should have good grades.

I'm 25. I have an LL.B. of four years. No TOEFL. I'm from an English speaking country.
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