Chances of getting into a top US LLM


Prairie
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Eienek
What is your GPA?
What is your GPA?
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Prairie
It should be around 5.3-5.4/7 (Here we calculate it out of 7 - havent gone about converting it into the US equivalent!). But basically, that would be considered decent grades but not the best ones.
It should be around 5.3-5.4/7 (Here we calculate it out of 7 - havent gone about converting it into the US equivalent!). But basically, that would be considered decent grades but not the best ones.
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Eienek
Try to convert your grades to a 4.0 scale ( it is easy, http://www.foreigncredits.com/Resources/GPA-Calculator/ )
Then find if your GPA meet minimum requirements for admission to the university you want to study.
Try to convert your grades to a 4.0 scale ( it is easy, http://www.foreigncredits.com/Resources/GPA-Calculator/ )
Then find if your GPA meet minimum requirements for admission to the university you want to study.
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fyodor
I know it's quite the temptation to ask here if you'll be admitted into some uni or not.

However, none of us (as far as I'm aware, and Richard Badger excepted) belong to the Committees to know how they decide.

I've read about people who in spite of having stellar credentials are rejected from top universities (ie. a recent post on Stanford) and other people who didn't graduate at the top 20% of their class, yet made it straight into CLS, Stanford, NYU and then some

Just do the best you can before you apply and then make the most of your application (and keep the good work of having extra credentials).

Best of luck.
PS: Einek, I didn't mean to reply to your particular post.
I know it's quite the temptation to ask here if you'll be admitted into some uni or not.

However, none of us (as far as I'm aware, and Richard Badger excepted) belong to the Committees to know how they decide.

I've read about people who in spite of having stellar credentials are rejected from top universities (ie. a recent post on Stanford) and other people who didn't graduate at the top 20% of their class, yet made it straight into CLS, Stanford, NYU and then some

Just do the best you can before you apply and then make the most of your application (and keep the good work of having extra credentials).

Best of luck.
PS: Einek, I didn't mean to reply to your particular post.
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Prairie
Thank you for your comments, guys.

@fyodor - I've heard that sometimes happen with the likes of UPenn, NYU, Columbia, Berkeley et al. But does it ever happen with Harvard or Yale? (Stanford has a two year work requirement anyway so not counting that)
Thank you for your comments, guys.

@fyodor - I've heard that sometimes happen with the likes of UPenn, NYU, Columbia, Berkeley et al. But does it ever happen with Harvard or Yale? (Stanford has a two year work requirement anyway so not counting that)
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fyodor
Thank you for your comments, guys.

@fyodor - I've heard that sometimes happen with the likes of UPenn, NYU, Columbia, Berkeley et al. But does it ever happen with Harvard or Yale? (Stanford has a two year work requirement anyway so not counting that)


I don't know. Seems those two were just the only 2 tops uni that person didn't apply. Perhaps he knew and didn't bother.

Still... what's the worst that could happen? You lose the app money? Sure it adds up when applying and in the overall cost of things, but what if you just nail it and get away with your dream school?
<blockquote>Thank you for your comments, guys.

@fyodor - I've heard that sometimes happen with the likes of UPenn, NYU, Columbia, Berkeley et al. But does it ever happen with Harvard or Yale? (Stanford has a two year work requirement anyway so not counting that)</blockquote>

I don't know. Seems those two were just the only 2 tops uni that person didn't apply. Perhaps he knew and didn't bother.

Still... what's the worst that could happen? You lose the app money? Sure it adds up when applying and in the overall cost of things, but what if you just nail it and get away with your dream school?
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Prairie
I know, I know. I was just wondering if there are precedents that could give me some hope. :)
I know, I know. I was just wondering if there are precedents that could give me some hope. :)

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lml
@Prairie - If I were you, I would work for a couple of years before applying for admission to some LL.M. programs. Law Schools usually give strong preference to applicants who had worked for almost a while before the LL.M. (generally speaking, two years). I think your application will be stronger if you add some work exp and, as a result, you could have better chances in your process.

Best of luck.
@Prairie - If I were you, I would work for a couple of years before applying for admission to some LL.M. programs. Law Schools usually give strong preference to applicants who had worked for almost a while before the LL.M. (generally speaking, two years). I think your application will be stronger if you add some work exp and, as a result, you could have better chances in your process.

Best of luck.
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Eienek
Here is a letter, which NYU send me "Although there are no inflexible rules about class rankings or grade point averages, those admitted have excellent law school records and strong academic and/or professional recommendations. Evidence of significant professional accomplishment is also taken into consideration" .My school doesn't rank its students, however my GPA was 3.75, and I have been admitted to NYU. I am just trying to say, that if your GPA is over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale than you should try, but your chances will be higher if your GPA is at least 3.6 for NYU. http://law-schools.startclass.com/l/104/New-York-University . Sorry, but I don't think that smbd will be admitted to NYU, Harvard, Yale... with GPA lower than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Here is a letter, which NYU send me "Although there are no inflexible rules about class rankings or grade point averages, those admitted have excellent law school records and strong academic and/or professional recommendations. Evidence of significant professional accomplishment is also taken into consideration" .My school doesn't rank its students, however my GPA was 3.75, and I have been admitted to NYU. I am just trying to say, that if your GPA is over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale than you should try, but your chances will be higher if your GPA is at least 3.6 for NYU. http://law-schools.startclass.com/l/104/New-York-University . Sorry, but I don't think that smbd will be admitted to NYU, Harvard, Yale... with GPA lower than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
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