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AmyT

Hi guys,

I'm just wondering how much emphasis the NYU international studies LLM places on post-degree employment - I'm finishing my LLB at the end of this year - graduating with first class honours from a top Australian law school with strong LORs. I've got good part time work experience in human rights law and have worked in NGOs overseas - but just a little concerned because I won't be admitted to the bar when I apply, and I haven't worked full time out of university.

Love to hear your thoughts!

Hi guys,

I'm just wondering how much emphasis the NYU international studies LLM places on post-degree employment - I'm finishing my LLB at the end of this year - graduating with first class honours from a top Australian law school with strong LORs. I've got good part time work experience in human rights law and have worked in NGOs overseas - but just a little concerned because I won't be admitted to the bar when I apply, and I haven't worked full time out of university.

Love to hear your thoughts!
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Jack13

You'll get an offer from NYU.

You'll get an offer from NYU.
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Kats_K

HI!

Any tips on the Personal Statement-content & length?

I find NYU's Personal Statement the toughest, they want it short and I get the feeling, very direct and to-the-point.

HI!

Any tips on the Personal Statement-content & length?

I find NYU's Personal Statement the toughest, they want it short and I get the feeling, very direct and to-the-point.
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Kats_K

Hey!

Any idea about how strictly the admissions committee imposes the word limit on the SoPs?

Hey!

Any idea about how strictly the admissions committee imposes the word limit on the SoPs?
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grumpyJD

I wouldn't risk a rejection over the word limit! They are looking at so many that their eyes will automatically notice if a statement looks different from the others. When you're reading a bunch of them in a row, even a small difference in font size or spacing will jump out because it breaks the pattern.

I wouldn't risk a rejection over the word limit! They are looking at so many that their eyes will automatically notice if a statement looks different from the others. When you're reading a bunch of them in a row, even a small difference in font size or spacing will jump out because it breaks the pattern.
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Kats_K

grumpJD, thanks a lot!

grumpJD, thanks a lot!
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Kitty-Su

Any tips on writing the same ?

Also could I request for an extension ? I havent got my transcripts and I dont know how long LSAC will take to review them (being from a non US law school )

Any suggestions ?

Any tips on writing the same ?

Also could I request for an extension ? I havent got my transcripts and I dont know how long LSAC will take to review them (being from a non US law school )

Any suggestions ?
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grumpyJD

It took over 3 weeks to get my transcripts reviewed by LSAC and it took about a week for each letter of recommendation ..I did a really brutal edit of my 3 page PS to make the word count. I took out some things that I didn't really want to cut. The challenge was to write something that touched on the important points without being too 'choppy'. My first edit read like bullet points so I took out some things and tried to focus on what I thought were the strongest points. As for the extension, I suspect NYU can fill their class long before the deadline. NYU is really popular. I guess there's no harm in asking..

It took over 3 weeks to get my transcripts reviewed by LSAC and it took about a week for each letter of recommendation ..I did a really brutal edit of my 3 page PS to make the word count. I took out some things that I didn't really want to cut. The challenge was to write something that touched on the important points without being too 'choppy'. My first edit read like bullet points so I took out some things and tried to focus on what I thought were the strongest points. As for the extension, I suspect NYU can fill their class long before the deadline. NYU is really popular. I guess there's no harm in asking..
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