Opinions on realistic shot at NYU/Columbia LLM


jhn956

Hey guys,

I am an Aussie grad (top 8% of graduating law class), second class honours, hoping to get into an LLM program.

I have 3 years of exp. as a lawyer in the public service (human rights law) and a couple of prestigious publications.

I’d love to get into the NYU or Columbia LLM programs! Just wondering what kind of credentials others who have gotten into these programs have, and if it’s even worth me applying?

Hey guys,

I am an Aussie grad (top 8% of graduating law class), second class honours, hoping to get into an LLM program.

I have 3 years of exp. as a lawyer in the public service (human rights law) and a couple of prestigious publications.

I’d love to get into the NYU or Columbia LLM programs! Just wondering what kind of credentials others who have gotten into these programs have, and if it’s even worth me applying?
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Dreamjob20

Hey, I think it would definitely be worth applying. I was admitted to both LLM programs with similar credentials. I think what is more difficult is applying for scholarships/funding to do the LLM. But that may not be an issue for you. Please feel free to PM me if you’d like to discuss further/have questions about the application process. All the best! 

Hey, I think it would definitely be worth applying. I was admitted to both LLM programs with similar credentials. I think what is more difficult is applying for scholarships/funding to do the LLM. But that may not be an issue for you. Please feel free to PM me if you’d like to discuss further/have questions about the application process. All the best! 
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MM1990

Yes, you should definitely apply - I got into both schools with similar credentials.  As the other poster has said, you may struggle to get scholarships/funding, but you absolutely have a shot at getting in, and I would emphasize your professional experience/publications etc in your application. Both Columbia and NYU (and I think U.S. law schools in general) put weight on your post-law school experience and the strength of your recommendations. Good luck!

Yes, you should definitely apply - I got into both schools with similar credentials.  As the other poster has said, you may struggle to get scholarships/funding, but you absolutely have a shot at getting in, and I would emphasize your professional experience/publications etc in your application. Both Columbia and NYU (and I think U.S. law schools in general) put weight on your post-law school experience and the strength of your recommendations. Good luck!
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jhn956

Yes, you should definitely apply - I got into both schools with similar credentials.  As the other poster has said, you may struggle to get scholarships/funding, but you absolutely have a shot at getting in, and I would emphasize your professional experience/publications etc in your application. Both Columbia and NYU (and I think U.S. law schools in general) put weight on your post-law school experience and the strength of your recommendations. Good luck!


Thanks MM1990! That’s really heartening to hear and gives me a bit more confidence. Congrats on your admissions! Which program did you end up choosing, if you don’t mind me asking?

[quote]Yes, you should definitely apply - I got into both schools with similar credentials.&nbsp; As the other poster has said, you may struggle to get scholarships/funding, but you absolutely have a shot at getting in, and I would emphasize your professional experience/publications etc in your application. Both Columbia and NYU (and I think U.S. law schools in general) put weight on your post-law school experience and the strength of your recommendations. Good luck! [/quote]<br><br>Thanks MM1990! That’s really heartening to hear and gives me a bit more confidence. Congrats on your admissions! Which program did you end up choosing, if you don’t mind me asking?<br><br>
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MM1990

No problem, happy to help!  I went to Columbia and it was a great experience! But honestly, both Columbia and NYU are incredible so you can't really go wrong between the two. Columbia was the highest ranked school I applied for, but I did also get into a bunch of other Ivy/T14 LLM programs (some with financial aid offered), so if you're interested in other schools I think you also have a good shot of getting in. But I just really wanted to be in NYC in the end because it seemed like the best place to be to get a job after the LLM (which I did end up getting).

No problem, happy to help!&nbsp; I went to Columbia and it was a great experience! But honestly, both Columbia and NYU are incredible so you can't really go wrong between the two. Columbia was the highest ranked school I applied for, but I did also get into a bunch of other Ivy/T14 LLM programs (some with financial aid offered), so if you're interested in other schools I think you also have a good shot of getting in. But I just really wanted to be in NYC in the end because it seemed like the best place to be to get a job after the LLM (which I did end up getting).
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FOLASHADE

No problem, happy to help!  I went to Columbia and it was a great experience! But honestly, both Columbia and NYU are incredible so you can't really go wrong between the two. Columbia was the highest ranked school I applied for, but I did also get into a bunch of other Ivy/T14 LLM programs (some with financial aid offered), so if you're interested in other schools I think you also have a good shot of getting in. But I just really wanted to be in NYC in the end because it seemed like the best place to be to get a job after the LLM (which I did end up getting).

[quote]No problem, happy to help!&nbsp; I went to Columbia and it was a great experience! But honestly, both Columbia and NYU are incredible so you can't really go wrong between the two. Columbia was the highest ranked school I applied for, but I did also get into a bunch of other Ivy/T14 LLM programs (some with financial aid offered), so if you're interested in other schools I think you also have a good shot of getting in. But I just really wanted to be in NYC in the end because it seemed like the best place to be to get a job after the LLM (which I did end up getting). [/quote]
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FOLASHADE

No problem, happy to help!  I went to Columbia and it was a great experience! But honestly, both Columbia and NYU are incredible so you can't really go wrong between the two. Columbia was the highest ranked school I applied for, but I did also get into a bunch of other Ivy/T14 LLM programs (some with financial aid offered), so if you're interested in other schools I think you also have a good shot of getting in. But I just really wanted to be in NYC in the end because it seemed like the best place to be to get a job after the LLM (which I did end up getting).

[quote]No problem, happy to help!&nbsp; I went to Columbia and it was a great experience! But honestly, both Columbia and NYU are incredible so you can't really go wrong between the two. Columbia was the highest ranked school I applied for, but I did also get into a bunch of other Ivy/T14 LLM programs (some with financial aid offered), so if you're interested in other schools I think you also have a good shot of getting in. But I just really wanted to be in NYC in the end because it seemed like the best place to be to get a job after the LLM (which I did end up getting). [/quote]
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