LLM Program with a GPA of 2.7?


Scholar
Hey!!
I have a GPA of 2.7, various extracurricular activities(various moot courts, working in law firms, being the president of university clubs...) and will apply to LLM programs of Cornell, Duke, Yale, Stanford, Harvard, NYU, Columbia, Oxford, Cambridge next year(Its my 3rd year in law school). Do you think I stand a chance of being accepted to these schools with this gpa??
Hey!!
I have a GPA of 2.7, various extracurricular activities(various moot courts, working in law firms, being the president of university clubs...) and will apply to LLM programs of Cornell, Duke, Yale, Stanford, Harvard, NYU, Columbia, Oxford, Cambridge next year(Its my 3rd year in law school). Do you think I stand a chance of being accepted to these schools with this gpa??
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peggyw77
Where are you from? Is the grading system at your current law school very different from US grading system? I know someone who has 2.7 GPA but ranks top 3 at his class. He got admitted to Ivy league schools and other highly respected schools as well. All you have to do is explain what the GPA means in your transcript.
Where are you from? Is the grading system at your current law school very different from US grading system? I know someone who has 2.7 GPA but ranks top 3 at his class. He got admitted to Ivy league schools and other highly respected schools as well. All you have to do is explain what the GPA means in your transcript.
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ipforme
It will totally depend on

1) where you are in law school now for your JD (how respected a school)

2) what type of LLM you are applying for (i.e. the tax LLM at NYU is extremely competitive to get in to, whereas LLMs at lesser schools like Southwestern, etc. are much easier to get in to)

3) if your extra-curriculars and/or work experience are substantial, unique, related to what you want to study in your LLM (i.e. being president of a random extra curricular club in law school, being a student body officer in law school, working part time as a bartender, etc. doesn't show much, whereas being on law review, winning a moot court competition, being selected for a prestegious non-profit position, etc does)

4) what your GPA actually means -- a 2.7 seems pretty low to be a competitive applicant for the top LLM programs like you want to apply for. but if you were in the top 25%, 15%, 10% of your class, etc. and/or have earned some sort of honors in law school, it may be enough.
It will totally depend on

1) where you are in law school now for your JD (how respected a school)

2) what type of LLM you are applying for (i.e. the tax LLM at NYU is extremely competitive to get in to, whereas LLMs at lesser schools like Southwestern, etc. are much easier to get in to)

3) if your extra-curriculars and/or work experience are substantial, unique, related to what you want to study in your LLM (i.e. being president of a random extra curricular club in law school, being a student body officer in law school, working part time as a bartender, etc. doesn't show much, whereas being on law review, winning a moot court competition, being selected for a prestegious non-profit position, etc does)

4) what your GPA actually means -- a 2.7 seems pretty low to be a competitive applicant for the top LLM programs like you want to apply for. but if you were in the top 25%, 15%, 10% of your class, etc. and/or have earned some sort of honors in law school, it may be enough.
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legaleagle
Law school is so flawed. Giving one test a semester is retarded. Most students fall on or below the curve. So, don't be fooled. Your 2.7 is surely not unique. Good luck, 'cause this time next I'll be in exactly the same position as you. Keep us posted as to what happens with you. I'm interested in the new New York Law LLM program for the Fall of 2006. And my G.P.A. is not stellar - to say the very least. But I'm on a journal and moot court. And I'm the founder of my VITA law school chapter. So perhaps that should count for something. I wish us both luck!!!!
Law school is so flawed. Giving one test a semester is retarded. Most students fall on or below the curve. So, don't be fooled. Your 2.7 is surely not unique. Good luck, 'cause this time next I'll be in exactly the same position as you. Keep us posted as to what happens with you. I'm interested in the new New York Law LLM program for the Fall of 2006. And my G.P.A. is not stellar - to say the very least. But I'm on a journal and moot court. And I'm the founder of my VITA law school chapter. So perhaps that should count for something. I wish us both luck!!!!
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Scholar
Well,
thanx for the replies guys, let me provide more info.

my school is the best or second best in my country (not bragging a fact:)) ). 2.7 puts me in %25. 2 moots being Jessup Int. Law moot and Willem c vis commercial arbitration moot. worked in law firms every summer. club activites like being the president of int. trade law commission, vice president of Int. Law Students Association.

I want to apply to Int. commercial law programs. Practically the question is gpa or extra activities... And that is for the admissions desk to decide
Well,
thanx for the replies guys, let me provide more info.

my school is the best or second best in my country (not bragging a fact:)) ). 2.7 puts me in %25. 2 moots being Jessup Int. Law moot and Willem c vis commercial arbitration moot. worked in law firms every summer. club activites like being the president of int. trade law commission, vice president of Int. Law Students Association.

I want to apply to Int. commercial law programs. Practically the question is gpa or extra activities... And that is for the admissions desk to decide


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