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Im applying for the Harvard LLM programme and had registered for the LSAC.

LSAC categorized my academic records as "superior" which I think is a pretty good deal for me. The thing is I have also sent them my TOEFL scores.

I got a 110 total, with full marks in reading and writing section. Unfortunately my score in speaking was 24 compared with the cut off of 25 Harvard requires. While I am quite tempted to send the LSAC scores, I am still confused whether the TOEFL scores would create a problem.

I think I can get a waiver, considering my background. Some advise would be great!

Im applying for the Harvard LLM programme and had registered for the LSAC.

LSAC categorized my academic records as "superior" which I think is a pretty good deal for me. The thing is I have also sent them my TOEFL scores.

I got a 110 total, with full marks in reading and writing section. Unfortunately my score in speaking was 24 compared with the cut off of 25 Harvard requires. While I am quite tempted to send the LSAC scores, I am still confused whether the TOEFL scores would create a problem.

I think I can get a waiver, considering my background. Some advise would be great!

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Unfortunately my score in speaking was 24 compared with the cut off of 25 Harvard requires.


I had precisely the same problem last year. To be sure, I consulted with a previous participant in these boards who reported the same problem in 2008. He told me it was OK and that he had been admitted to Harvard.
I sent Harvard the TOEFL score as it was (with 24 for speaking) and I was also admitted. (I'm writing from Langdell Library now)

From people's previous experience and mine, I believe your score of 24 in the speaking test should be no problem: this is not what will keep you from getting admitted. Harvard is flexible.

<blockquote>Unfortunately my score in speaking was 24 compared with the cut off of 25 Harvard requires.</blockquote>

I had precisely the same problem last year. To be sure, I consulted with a previous participant in these boards who reported the same problem in 2008. He told me it was OK and that he had been admitted to Harvard.
I sent Harvard the TOEFL score as it was (with 24 for speaking) and I was also admitted. (I'm writing from Langdell Library now)

From people's previous experience and mine, I believe your score of 24 in the speaking test should be no problem: this is not what will keep you from getting admitted. Harvard is flexible.
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Mac23

hi everibody! hei nemo, could you please share with us something about your credentials? just to have an idea of people admitted in the program...thanks in advance

hi everibody! hei nemo, could you please share with us something about your credentials? just to have an idea of people admitted in the program...thanks in advance
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I have a Bachelor at Law degree from one of the top 5 Universities in my country, graduated top 5% in my class, was a teaching assistant for most of my undergraduate course, founded my Law School's Law Review and edited it for 2 years, did 2 research projects (wrote papers, presented them at congresses and was invited to give a lecture on one of them at another university), published an article, was elected class representative for the student council, did voluntary work, had overseas experience (summer course), have knowledge of 5 foreign languages (varied levels of proficiency at each), did various internships, have 2 years work experience now.

I have a Bachelor at Law degree from one of the top 5 Universities in my country, graduated top 5% in my class, was a teaching assistant for most of my undergraduate course, founded my Law School's Law Review and edited it for 2 years, did 2 research projects (wrote papers, presented them at congresses and was invited to give a lecture on one of them at another university), published an article, was elected class representative for the student council, did voluntary work, had overseas experience (summer course), have knowledge of 5 foreign languages (varied levels of proficiency at each), did various internships, have 2 years work experience now.
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Mac23

just...wowwww!!!where are you from? european country?

just...wowwww!!!where are you from? european country?
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Brazil!

Brazil!
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CAHoyos

I'm from Panama and also applying to the HLS LLM program. I have similar credentials to yours, LSAC rated my transcripts as superior, and I have been working throughout my Law degree. I have also published 2 artlcles and 1 book (which Harvard actually has in its library), and also participated in an abroad program. My current job is at the Judiciary Branch, so the work experience has been great.

I am worried, though, that I am a little young to be considered for the program, as I am only 22 years old and will graduate as a lawyer in the upcoming weeks.

The thing is...I really don't have a clue as to what to expect.

I'm from Panama and also applying to the HLS LLM program. I have similar credentials to yours, LSAC rated my transcripts as superior, and I have been working throughout my Law degree. I have also published 2 artlcles and 1 book (which Harvard actually has in its library), and also participated in an abroad program. My current job is at the Judiciary Branch, so the work experience has been great.

I am worried, though, that I am a little young to be considered for the program, as I am only 22 years old and will graduate as a lawyer in the upcoming weeks.

The thing is...I really don't have a clue as to what to expect.
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Mac23

you should expect to be admitted in all likelyhood!!!

you should expect to be admitted in all likelyhood!!!
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CAHoyos

Are you also applying? The waiting game is pretty exhausting!

Are you also applying? The waiting game is pretty exhausting!
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Mac23

This year I'm applying to Oxbridge programmes, but some day I will also apply to Harvard and other u.s. law schools' llms..

This year I'm applying to Oxbridge programmes, but some day I will also apply to Harvard and other u.s. law schools' llms..
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