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Helen.Sun

I am planning to apply for LLM program in Berkeley. But I notice it says "Admission is normally restricted to those who desire to prepare for careers in teaching, research or public service either in the United States or abroad, or who wish to pursue a rigorous program of study and research concentrating on a specific legal or law-related area." in the website. Does this mean this program perfers to researchers or public service workers? My career plan is to become an internation lawyer. Is this program suited to my plan? Waiting for your advice! Thanks!

I am planning to apply for LLM program in Berkeley. But I notice it says "Admission is normally restricted to those who desire to prepare for careers in teaching, research or public service either in the United States or abroad, or who wish to pursue a rigorous program of study and research concentrating on a specific legal or law-related area." in the website. Does this mean this program perfers to researchers or public service workers? My career plan is to become an internation lawyer. Is this program suited to my plan? Waiting for your advice! Thanks!
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Hi Helen,

I was in the same situation as you a year ago. I had the opportunity to talk with an LLM student who told me this statement was misleading. Eventually, I applied, got in, and enrolled! Today, I can tell you that most of my classmates are - and want to become - international lawyers.

So, my advice is that since this very flexible program can totally suit your plan, go for it! And it is doable to get in, not like the way it is for our "enemy" SLS! ;-) Just kiddin'...

Best,

-JC-

Hi Helen,

I was in the same situation as you a year ago. I had the opportunity to talk with an LLM student who told me this statement was misleading. Eventually, I applied, got in, and enrolled! Today, I can tell you that most of my classmates are - and want to become - international lawyers.

So, my advice is that since this very flexible program can totally suit your plan, go for it! And it is doable to get in, not like the way it is for our "enemy" SLS! ;-) Just kiddin'...

Best,

-JC-
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Helen.Sun

Thank you, JC. Your information helps me enormously. Now I live in CA and I love the sunshine here. If have chance I want to take a LLM in CA. By the way. How is the chance to get a scholarship for LLM program In this school? How many students in your class get a scholarship and how much is that? I have been a lawyer over 3 years and got almost perfect score of TOEFL. I have confidence to apply for top law schools. But I am short of some money and need some scholarship.
Wait for your advice. Thanks again!

Thank you, JC. Your information helps me enormously. Now I live in CA and I love the sunshine here. If have chance I want to take a LLM in CA. By the way. How is the chance to get a scholarship for LLM program In this school? How many students in your class get a scholarship and how much is that? I have been a lawyer over 3 years and got almost perfect score of TOEFL. I have confidence to apply for top law schools. But I am short of some money and need some scholarship.
Wait for your advice. Thanks again!
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Thank you, JC. Your information helps me enormously. Now I live in CA and I love the sunshine here. If have chance I want to take a LLM in CA. By the way. How is the chance to get a scholarship for LLM program In this school? How many students in your class get a scholarship and how much is that? I have been a lawyer over 3 years and got almost perfect score of TOEFL. I have confidence to apply for top law schools. But I am short of some money and need some scholarship.
Wait for your advice. Thanks again!


No problem.
The chances of getting a scholarship from Boalt are low. Moreover, the amount offered are often low, too. I think that my a lot of my classmates from South America got it, but it was like $1,000 or $2,000 "only".
Nevertheless, I don't know which country you're from, but check if you are eligible to the Fulbright scholarship. Around 10% of the LLM class got it. But again, most of them are from South America, I really don't know why. We're only two from Europe to got it.
Whatever happen, give it a shot, it's damn worth it!!!!
Good luck to you, and keep us posted!
Cheers,
JC

<blockquote>Thank you, JC. Your information helps me enormously. Now I live in CA and I love the sunshine here. If have chance I want to take a LLM in CA. By the way. How is the chance to get a scholarship for LLM program In this school? How many students in your class get a scholarship and how much is that? I have been a lawyer over 3 years and got almost perfect score of TOEFL. I have confidence to apply for top law schools. But I am short of some money and need some scholarship.
Wait for your advice. Thanks again!</blockquote>

No problem.
The chances of getting a scholarship from Boalt are low. Moreover, the amount offered are often low, too. I think that my a lot of my classmates from South America got it, but it was like $1,000 or $2,000 "only".
Nevertheless, I don't know which country you're from, but check if you are eligible to the Fulbright scholarship. Around 10% of the LLM class got it. But again, most of them are from South America, I really don't know why. We're only two from Europe to got it.
Whatever happen, give it a shot, it's damn worth it!!!!
Good luck to you, and keep us posted!
Cheers,
JC
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Hi everybody, all the information you posted are very helpful, thanks a lot.

JC, please could you tell me if it is true that 68/120 in the Internet based Toefl test is sufficient for Berkeley?

It seems very strange. I mean: all the other BigUnivs require at least 100/120. Would you know how many classmates didn't get 100/120 this year?

I am plannigng to apply for the 2008-09 LLM and would like to be pretty sure about this point... (hoping to get soon a good score...)

Many thanks in advance for your help,
IF

Hi everybody, all the information you posted are very helpful, thanks a lot.

JC, please could you tell me if it is true that 68/120 in the Internet based Toefl test is sufficient for Berkeley?

It seems very strange. I mean: all the other BigUnivs require at least 100/120. Would you know how many classmates didn't get 100/120 this year?

I am plannigng to apply for the 2008-09 LLM and would like to be pretty sure about this point... (hoping to get soon a good score...)

Many thanks in advance for your help,
IF
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Hi everybody, all the information you posted are very helpful, thanks a lot.

JC, please could you tell me if it is true that 68/120 in the Internet based Toefl test is sufficient for Berkeley?

It seems very strange. I mean: all the other BigUnivs require at least 100/120. Would you know how many classmates didn't get 100/120 this year?

I am plannigng to apply for the 2008-09 LLM and would like to be pretty sure about this point... (hoping to get soon a good score...)

Many thanks in advance for your help,
IF


Damned, I never heard that a score of 68 would be enough in any US law school!
My opinion is that nobody at Boalt has eventually sent such a score along his/her application. However, if some didn't reach the 100 barrier, they had like 98 or 99.
This is the basic idea, even if I could be wrong with some exceptions of course...

<blockquote>Hi everybody, all the information you posted are very helpful, thanks a lot.

JC, please could you tell me if it is true that 68/120 in the Internet based Toefl test is sufficient for Berkeley?

It seems very strange. I mean: all the other BigUnivs require at least 100/120. Would you know how many classmates didn't get 100/120 this year?

I am plannigng to apply for the 2008-09 LLM and would like to be pretty sure about this point... (hoping to get soon a good score...)

Many thanks in advance for your help,
IF
</blockquote>

Damned, I never heard that a score of 68 would be enough in any US law school!
My opinion is that nobody at Boalt has eventually sent such a score along his/her application. However, if some didn't reach the 100 barrier, they had like 98 or 99.
This is the basic idea, even if I could be wrong with some exceptions of course...
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JC, I think you're definitely right...
But look at this page...and the score requirements provided

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/admissions/advdegree/appprocess/toefl.html

IF

JC, I think you're definitely right...
But look at this page...and the score requirements provided

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/admissions/advdegree/appprocess/toefl.html

IF
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JC, I think you're definitely right...
But look at this page...and the score requirements provided

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/admissions/advdegree/appprocess/toefl.html

IF


Actually, thanks for being so polite, but I must have been wrong! ;-)
If you think you can obtain more than this, just try it. Otherwise, even with a score of 68, I'd then apply to Boalt...
But don't take my opinion for granted of course! ahah
Cheers,
-JC-

<blockquote>JC, I think you're definitely right...
But look at this page...and the score requirements provided

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/admissions/advdegree/appprocess/toefl.html

IF</blockquote>

Actually, thanks for being so polite, but I must have been wrong! ;-)
If you think you can obtain more than this, just try it. Otherwise, even with a score of 68, I'd then apply to Boalt...
But don't take my opinion for granted of course! ahah
Cheers,
-JC-
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Helen.Sun

To JC: Thanks for your kind help. Like you advised, I will give it a shot.

To IF: As for the TOEFL score requirement, I was surprised when seeing such a low score requirement. But after my analysis, I think maybe they make a wrong about it on the line. You can see the TOEFL -PBT score requirement is 570, and you know TOEFL-PBT 570 is equal to TOEFL-IBT 88, and generally the schools require a equal PBT or IBT score. So I think maybe it is just a mistake of 88 as 68. But I am not sure about it, it is just my guess. Good luck to you.

To JC: Thanks for your kind help. Like you advised, I will give it a shot.

To IF: As for the TOEFL score requirement, I was surprised when seeing such a low score requirement. But after my analysis, I think maybe they make a wrong about it on the line. You can see the TOEFL -PBT score requirement is 570, and you know TOEFL-PBT 570 is equal to TOEFL-IBT 88, and generally the schools require a equal PBT or IBT score. So I think maybe it is just a mistake of 88 as 68. But I am not sure about it, it is just my guess. Good luck to you.
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