International applicant - LSAC CAS assessment of LLB


Margaret99
Hey,
I am planning to apply for JD or LLM in the near future. I have read that LSAC CAS considers only one's first undergraduate degree for JD applicants. However, my grades in LLB (graduate degree) are much better so far; also more relevant. How do I highlight this? Is it advisable to have all LORs from law school professors?
Hey,
I am planning to apply for JD or LLM in the near future. I have read that LSAC CAS considers only one's first undergraduate degree for JD applicants. However, my grades in LLB (graduate degree) are much better so far; also more relevant. How do I highlight this? Is it advisable to have all LORs from law school professors?
quote
Sreya
If you have an LLB - I think LLM application will focus more on your LLB grades and less on your Bachelor's grades...

[Edited by Sreya on Jul 29, 2017]

If you have an LLB - I think LLM application will focus more on your LLB grades and less on your Bachelor's grades...

quote
Margaret99
Thanks Sreya.

I do have a distinction with first class (overall) in my undergrad degree but semester-wise grades look like a roller coaster ride. I would like to know how much importance is given to the semester-wise performance compared to overall performance for JD.
Thanks Sreya.

I do have a distinction with first class (overall) in my undergrad degree but semester-wise grades look like a roller coaster ride. I would like to know how much importance is given to the semester-wise performance compared to overall performance for JD.
quote
fyodor
I don't think it matters. I think most people get 'above average' (or something like that), unless they graduate at the top of their class.
I don't think it matters. I think most people get 'above average' (or something like that), unless they graduate at the top of their class.
quote
Margaret99
Thanks fyodor
Thanks fyodor
quote
Sreya
Fyodor I don't know.... I will count myself lucky as a JD aspirant, if I get so much as an average ..... I graduated in 2nd class lower ( aggregate). I am a JD aspirant counting mostly on a good LSAT to save me.
For what it's worth I went to a college which has one of the harshest grading curve in India. I am praying my LSAC/CAS report is not so horrible that it utterly disqualifies me from applying to law school in USA.
Fyodor I don't know.... I will count myself lucky as a JD aspirant, if I get so much as an average ..... I graduated in 2nd class lower ( aggregate). I am a JD aspirant counting mostly on a good LSAT to save me.
For what it's worth I went to a college which has one of the harshest grading curve in India. I am praying my LSAC/CAS report is not so horrible that it utterly disqualifies me from applying to law school in USA.
quote
Margaret99
Hey Sreya, you can plug in your scores in the following link and estimate the likelihood of getting into a particular college
Link : https://officialguide.lsac.org/Release/OfficialGuide_Default.aspx

Also, what I have heard is that if your GPA is near the 25th percentile of a particular college then an LSAT score in 75th percentile may save you and get an admit, depending on LORs and SOP.

All the best!
Hey Sreya, you can plug in your scores in the following link and estimate the likelihood of getting into a particular college
Link : https://officialguide.lsac.org/Release/OfficialGuide_Default.aspx

Also, what I have heard is that if your GPA is near the 25th percentile of a particular college then an LSAT score in 75th percentile may save you and get an admit, depending on LORs and SOP.

All the best!
quote

Reply to Post