Chances of getting into NYU or Columbia


Literati
Hey guys,

maybe you can give me an estimate regarding my chances of getting into NYU (International Law LLM) or Columbia (Traditional LLM, would focus my courses on international law).

I am a German law student in my final year, waiting to take the first state exam next year in April. I did my specialisation (Schwerpunkt) in International and European Law at an University in the United Kingdom and did pretty good (Average of 76%). The IELTS I took for the year abroad was 8.5. I have a lot of extracurricular activities (voluntary work), some of them relate to international law. I also have a job that is linked to international law.

I would really appreciate your input and look forward to reading your comments!
Cheers
Hey guys,

maybe you can give me an estimate regarding my chances of getting into NYU (International Law LLM) or Columbia (Traditional LLM, would focus my courses on international law).

I am a German law student in my final year, waiting to take the first state exam next year in April. I did my specialisation (Schwerpunkt) in International and European Law at an University in the United Kingdom and did pretty good (Average of 76%). The IELTS I took for the year abroad was 8.5. I have a lot of extracurricular activities (voluntary work), some of them relate to international law. I also have a job that is linked to international law.

I would really appreciate your input and look forward to reading your comments!
Cheers
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chicken so...
Generally speaking you have a strong profile. Your degree, would that be a first-class honours?

Of course, Columbia prioritizes candidates who have at least one year of post-graduation work experience, so that should be a consideration for you as well.

This might be worth looking at as well, it's the application tracker for the NYU intake last year:

https://llm-guide.com/schools/usa/new-york/new-york-university-nyu-school-of-law/application-tracker

... it should give you a good sense of who got in and who was rejected.
Generally speaking you have a strong profile. Your degree, would that be a first-class honours?

Of course, Columbia prioritizes candidates who have at least one year of post-graduation work experience, so that should be a consideration for you as well.

This might be worth looking at as well, it's the application tracker for the NYU intake last year:

https://llm-guide.com/schools/usa/new-york/new-york-university-nyu-school-of-law/application-tracker

... it should give you a good sense of who got in and who was rejected.
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Literati
Hey :) yeah, the English one would be first class honours (I was first of my class) but it was a no-honours-program.

Regarding the work experience, I already work and am planning to be working when I apply so that I will have completed a year of work when I start.

Thanks for the note on the application tracker, I will check it out! Are there any German law students here that can tell me a little more about their experience with these two unis? Do you think I could risk to only apply to NYU and Columbia and not to Cardozo or Fordham (as their ranking is not that good and - more importantly - their program does not suit my interest as much)?
Hey :) yeah, the English one would be first class honours (I was first of my class) but it was a no-honours-program.

Regarding the work experience, I already work and am planning to be working when I apply so that I will have completed a year of work when I start.

Thanks for the note on the application tracker, I will check it out! Are there any German law students here that can tell me a little more about their experience with these two unis? Do you think I could risk to only apply to NYU and Columbia and not to Cardozo or Fordham (as their ranking is not that good and - more importantly - their program does not suit my interest as much)?
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