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sofiaM

Hi folks,

I wanted to have some input from you of my chances of admittance for an LLM 2015-2016.

I had a TOEFL score of 110. I have worked for 2,5 years. I speak five languages fluently. I have worked both in law firms and in-house in France, Sweden and in the USA. I am a frequent writer at several large journals in Sweden and in the UK, my main area of law is IP.

I also did plenty of charity/volunteering during my law school studies. I have been a former top swimmer and now I currently row in my local sculling club.

I have spent one summer at HLS studying IP and I really LOVED that experience. The only downside of my application is my grades. They're not excellent but they're not bad either. Average, I would say.

What are the determining factors for admittance at the top 10 law schools?

any advice is appreciated!

Hi folks,

I wanted to have some input from you of my chances of admittance for an LLM 2015-2016.

I had a TOEFL score of 110. I have worked for 2,5 years. I speak five languages fluently. I have worked both in law firms and in-house in France, Sweden and in the USA. I am a frequent writer at several large journals in Sweden and in the UK, my main area of law is IP.

I also did plenty of charity/volunteering during my law school studies. I have been a former top swimmer and now I currently row in my local sculling club.

I have spent one summer at HLS studying IP and I really LOVED that experience. The only downside of my application is my grades. They're not excellent but they're not bad either. Average, I would say.

What are the determining factors for admittance at the top 10 law schools?

any advice is appreciated!
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olivers

Hi folks,

I wanted to have some input from you of my chances of admittance for an LLM 2015-2016.

I had a TOEFL score of 110. I have worked for 2,5 years. I speak five languages fluently. I have worked both in law firms and in-house in France, Sweden and in the USA. I am a frequent writer at several large journals in Sweden and in the UK, my main area of law is IP.

I also did plenty of charity/volunteering during my law school studies. I have been a former top swimmer and now I currently row in my local sculling club.

I have spent one summer at HLS studying IP and I really LOVED that experience. The only downside of my application is my grades. They're not excellent but they're not bad either. Average, I would say.

What are the determining factors for admittance at the top 10 law schools?

any advice is appreciated!


Very good to excellent in the top three law schools in US.

<blockquote>Hi folks,

I wanted to have some input from you of my chances of admittance for an LLM 2015-2016.

I had a TOEFL score of 110. I have worked for 2,5 years. I speak five languages fluently. I have worked both in law firms and in-house in France, Sweden and in the USA. I am a frequent writer at several large journals in Sweden and in the UK, my main area of law is IP.

I also did plenty of charity/volunteering during my law school studies. I have been a former top swimmer and now I currently row in my local sculling club.

I have spent one summer at HLS studying IP and I really LOVED that experience. The only downside of my application is my grades. They're not excellent but they're not bad either. Average, I would say.

What are the determining factors for admittance at the top 10 law schools?

any advice is appreciated!</blockquote>

Very good to excellent in the top three law schools in US.
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AnnaLLM

Those are good credentials but I've read that HLS puts quite a lot of emphasis on grades. Make sure you get great recommendation letters and write an excellent personal statement to compensate for those.

Those are good credentials but I've read that HLS puts quite a lot of emphasis on grades. Make sure you get great recommendation letters and write an excellent personal statement to compensate for those.
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Stagista11

excellent for Columbia and NYU, average for Yale and Harvard. The difference is due to the size of each LLM program

excellent for Columbia and NYU, average for Yale and Harvard. The difference is due to the size of each LLM program
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olivers

excellent for Columbia and NYU, average for Yale and Harvard. The difference is due to the size of each LLM program


H. is no different. Large LLM size. Will accept average grades. Times have changed at H.

<blockquote>excellent for Columbia and NYU, average for Yale and Harvard. The difference is due to the size of each LLM program</blockquote>

H. is no different. Large LLM size. Will accept average grades. Times have changed at H.
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Stagista11

Harvard 150, CLS 220, NYU 400+

I'd say that, considering the amount of applications received, Harvard is still fairly selective, plus you should not forget the nationality factor... although there are no fixed quotas, they try to balance admitted candidates, so to avoid having a class with an overwhelming presence of students from a given country

Harvard 150, CLS 220, NYU 400+

I'd say that, considering the amount of applications received, Harvard is still fairly selective, plus you should not forget the nationality factor... although there are no fixed quotas, they try to balance admitted candidates, so to avoid having a class with an overwhelming presence of students from a given country
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olivers

Harvard 150, CLS 220, NYU 400+

I'd say that, considering the amount of applications received, Harvard is still fairly selective, plus you should not forget the nationality factor... although there are no fixed quotas, they try to balance admitted candidates, so to avoid having a class with an overwhelming presence of students from a given country


Do look up how the class makeup is this year. Things have changed.

<blockquote>Harvard 150, CLS 220, NYU 400+

I'd say that, considering the amount of applications received, Harvard is still fairly selective, plus you should not forget the nationality factor... although there are no fixed quotas, they try to balance admitted candidates, so to avoid having a class with an overwhelming presence of students from a given country</blockquote>

Do look up how the class makeup is this year. Things have changed.
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Stagista11

things have changed how? please share with other users, if you're aware of something we don't. According to their respective websites, Harvard LLM class is up to 180, and Columbia to 260. NYU doesn't disclose the exact number, but previous years its class ranged between 420 to 440...

things have changed how? please share with other users, if you're aware of something we don't. According to their respective websites, Harvard LLM class is up to 180, and Columbia to 260. NYU doesn't disclose the exact number, but previous years its class ranged between 420 to 440...
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olivers

things have changed how? please share with other users, if you're aware of something we don't. According to their respective websites, Harvard LLM class is up to 180, and Columbia to 260. NYU doesn't disclose the exact number, but previous years its class ranged between 420 to 440...


Wish I could be more open about this. Selectivity, is no longer true... (second-hand info, please use caution and consider it false). Application numbers were starkly lower ... (again consider it false and use caution).

Like good and bad years for wine.

<blockquote>things have changed how? please share with other users, if you're aware of something we don't. According to their respective websites, Harvard LLM class is up to 180, and Columbia to 260. NYU doesn't disclose the exact number, but previous years its class ranged between 420 to 440...</blockquote>

Wish I could be more open about this. Selectivity, is no longer true... (second-hand info, please use caution and consider it false). Application numbers were starkly lower ... (again consider it false and use caution).

Like good and bad years for wine.
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amytaz

Hi. I'm from Pakistan. My law gpa is around 3.5/4.0 and my cumulative gpa is 3.1/4.0. Do i have a shot in any of these universities?

Hi. I'm from Pakistan. My law gpa is around 3.5/4.0 and my cumulative gpa is 3.1/4.0. Do i have a shot in any of these universities?
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