Can people with average GPA get into LLM program of top law school


Hoodeelala

I'm interested in pursue LLM at UCLA, UCB or Cornell. However, my GPA is not high. Can 3-year work experience and personal statement compensate with my average GPA?



And I wanna know whether anyone with the similar profile can get accepted into any of the above-mentioned law schools.



Sharing of your experience regarding this matter is much appreciated.



Thanks!

[Edited by Hoodeelala on Sep 24, 2020]

I'm interested in pursue LLM at UCLA, UCB or Cornell. However, my GPA is not high. Can 3-year work experience and personal statement compensate with my average GPA?<br>
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And I wanna know whether anyone with the similar profile can get accepted into any of the above-mentioned law schools. <br>
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Sharing of your experience regarding this matter is much appreciated.<br>
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Thanks!
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Mo.llm

I know someone who has a similar GPA and got into schools better than those you mentioned. While the GPA is an important factor that admission committees look closely at, it is still not a deal breaker if you have a great work experience, staggering letters of recommendation, and well-written personal statement. However, if you are a sponsored student you should not worry about any of this as universities here have become gold diggers and business-driven institutions.

I know someone who has a similar GPA and got into schools better than those you mentioned. While the GPA is an important factor that admission committees look closely at, it is still not a deal breaker if you have a great work experience, staggering letters of recommendation, and well-written personal statement. However, if you are a sponsored student you should not worry about any of this as universities here have become gold diggers and business-driven institutions.
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Hoodeelala

Many thanks for your information!

Many thanks for your information!
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e_castrol

Hi guys, I have a similar question.

I graduated from one of the best law schools in my country, but my GPA is 3.2 (approximately) and my ranking is about 40%. Nonetheless, I have studied 2 postgraduate diplomas, one in Tax and the other in Corporations, in which I had GPAs of 3.9 and 3.5., respectively. Additionally, I have 3 years of work experience, 2 of them in the Financial Market Regulator of my country. I also have experience as a teaching assistant in Capital Markets and Corporations courses in 2 well respected universities here.

Regarding all this, do you guys think I stand a chance to get admitted to Duke or Cornell, or is it a waste of time and money to apply?

Thank you so much in advance!

Hi guys, I have a similar question.

I graduated from one of the best law schools in my country, but my GPA is 3.2 (approximately) and my ranking is about 40%. Nonetheless, I have studied 2 postgraduate diplomas, one in Tax and the other in Corporations, in which I had GPAs of 3.9 and 3.5., respectively. Additionally, I have 3 years of work experience, 2 of them in the Financial Market Regulator of my country. I also have experience as a teaching assistant in Capital Markets and Corporations courses in 2 well respected universities here.

Regarding all this, do you guys think I stand a chance to get admitted to Duke or Cornell, or is it a waste of time and money to apply?

Thank you so much in advance!
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th1992

Hi guys, I have a similar question.

I graduated from one of the best law schools in my country, but my GPA is 3.2 (approximately) and my ranking is about 40%. Nonetheless, I have studied 2 postgraduate diplomas, one in Tax and the other in Corporations, in which I had GPAs of 3.9 and 3.5., respectively. Additionally, I have 3 years of work experience, 2 of them in the Financial Market Regulator of my country. I also have experience as a teaching assistant in Capital Markets and Corporations courses in 2 well respected universities here.

Regarding all this, do you guys think I stand a chance to get admitted to Duke or Cornell, or is it a waste of time and money to apply?

Thank you so much in advance!


Where are you from? Have you applied before? A lot of universities value experience and previous work. I think many of them have a different views regarding GPA, cover letter, cv and letters of recommendation. I'd say the latter is one of the most important things, especially if the person has a respectable background.
You should definitely go for it.

[quote]Hi guys, I have a similar question.

I graduated from one of the best law schools in my country, but my GPA is 3.2 (approximately) and my ranking is about 40%. Nonetheless, I have studied 2 postgraduate diplomas, one in Tax and the other in Corporations, in which I had GPAs of 3.9 and 3.5., respectively. Additionally, I have 3 years of work experience, 2 of them in the Financial Market Regulator of my country. I also have experience as a teaching assistant in Capital Markets and Corporations courses in 2 well respected universities here.

Regarding all this, do you guys think I stand a chance to get admitted to Duke or Cornell, or is it a waste of time and money to apply?

Thank you so much in advance![/quote]

Where are you from? Have you applied before? A lot of universities value experience and previous work. I think many of them have a different views regarding GPA, cover letter, cv and letters of recommendation. I'd say the latter is one of the most important things, especially if the person has a respectable background.
You should definitely go for it.
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chicken so...

Your performance on those postgraduate diplomas will probably help, assuming they were offered by a reputable university and not a diploma mill.

Also, your work experience would be valued as well, and may go a long way toward offsetting a low GPA.

The other unknowns are your TOEFL / IELTS score (if required) and your letter(s) of recommendation. The latter would be particularly helpful in illustrating the depth and quality of your work experience. So make sure you ask referees who know you well and will say good things about you.

Your performance on those postgraduate diplomas will probably help, assuming they were offered by a reputable university and not a diploma mill.

Also, your work experience would be valued as well, and may go a long way toward offsetting a low GPA.

The other unknowns are your TOEFL / IELTS score (if required) and your letter(s) of recommendation. The latter would be particularly helpful in illustrating the depth and quality of your work experience. So make sure you ask referees who know you well and will say good things about you.
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Nancy Liu

Hi guys, I have a similar question.

I graduated from one of the best law schools in my country, but my GPA is 3.2 (approximately) and my ranking is about 40%. Nonetheless, I have studied 2 postgraduate diplomas, one in Tax and the other in Corporations, in which I had GPAs of 3.9 and 3.5., respectively. Additionally, I have 3 years of work experience, 2 of them in the Financial Market Regulator of my country. I also have experience as a teaching assistant in Capital Markets and Corporations courses in 2 well respected universities here.

Regarding all this, do you guys think I stand a chance to get admitted to Duke or Cornell, or is it a waste of time and money to apply?

Thank you so much in advance!

Actually, I think you have an excellent background. GPA may not as important as we believe, because GPA in famous universities is always lower than that in ordinary universities. I think your working experience is helpful.

[quote]Hi guys, I have a similar question.

I graduated from one of the best law schools in my country, but my GPA is 3.2 (approximately) and my ranking is about 40%. Nonetheless, I have studied 2 postgraduate diplomas, one in Tax and the other in Corporations, in which I had GPAs of 3.9 and 3.5., respectively. Additionally, I have 3 years of work experience, 2 of them in the Financial Market Regulator of my country. I also have experience as a teaching assistant in Capital Markets and Corporations courses in 2 well respected universities here.

Regarding all this, do you guys think I stand a chance to get admitted to Duke or Cornell, or is it a waste of time and money to apply?

Thank you so much in advance![/quote]
Actually, I think you have an excellent background. GPA may not as important as we believe, because GPA in famous universities is always lower than that in ordinary universities. I think your working experience is helpful.
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