Chinese lawyer looking for U.S. LLM Programs
[Edited by procupine108 on Jan 03, 2023]
I have to say if you are as talented as claimed, then the answer is affirmative? low GPA isn't much an issue but some schools require a law degree. I would check with the schools.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of LLM programmes in the States, so I think you would definitely be able to get in some.
Your chances are very slim for the top ones though, because they prioritise grades. Work and professional experiences can help, but they will have to be significant and VERY impressive. Even then, they very rarely compensate for low grades.
Unfortunately, your reasons would also not suffice for mitigating circumstances. I would also advise against putting them on your application form as they might bring more harm than good - law schools wants to see motivation, taking responsibility and hard work. Discussing giving in to parental pressure and studying for 10 hours would not be a good look. You should also reconsider your reasons for applying, because it seems like you are only applying to escape work due to the pressure, which is not a well enough reason.
In summary, you can probably get in some LLM programmes in the States, but be realistic with the kind of schools you want to aim for.