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Piper

Hello everyone,

    i graduated with a 2.2 from a university in london in march this year. I did not do well because i did not think this is what i wanted to do. But after graduating i came to new zealand as my family lives here and have been working for a law firm and now i realised i WANT to do this.

   unfortunately this 2.2 is a huge obstacle now. do u think it is possible for me to get into any good university in america or uk??

i know a lot of you must be wondering as to how i didnt realise i wanted to do this during my internships. All i can say is that i did not. Working full time now as a proper employee of a law firm, not as a lawyer as i am not yet admitted to the bar but still as someone who has her own cases to work on and having my work being acknowledged, i'v realised that am not as bad as i thought i was.

and now i really want to study further and get some good credentials. is it too late? is there no possibility for me to get into any good university in either america or uk?

Please help.

<p>Hello everyone,</p><p>    i graduated with a 2.2 from a university in london in march this year. I did not do well because i did not think this is what i wanted to do. But after graduating i came to new zealand as my family lives here and have been working for a law firm and now i realised i WANT to do this. </p><p>   unfortunately this 2.2 is a huge obstacle now. do u think it is possible for me to get into any good university in america or uk??</p><p>i know a lot of you must be wondering as to how i didnt realise i wanted to do this during my internships. All i can say is that i did not. Working full time now as a proper employee of a law firm, not as a lawyer as i am not yet admitted to the bar but still as someone who has her own cases to work on and having my work being acknowledged, i'v realised that am not as bad as i thought i was.</p><p>and now i really want to study further and get some good credentials. is it too late? is there no possibility for me to get into any good university in either america or uk?</p><p>Please help.</p>
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Piper,

It's going to be extremely difficult to get in anywhere reputable with a 2.2. In the UK, you will be dismissed almost straightaway...as the 2.1 is a pre-requisite for the majority of good training contracts. In the US, when LSAC convert it, your grades will come out as average if not below average so again you will struggle. Unless you can offer other things it is going to be difficult I'm afraid.

Piper,

It's going to be extremely difficult to get in anywhere reputable with a 2.2. In the UK, you will be dismissed almost straightaway...as the 2.1 is a pre-requisite for the majority of good training contracts. In the US, when LSAC convert it, your grades will come out as average if not below average so again you will struggle. Unless you can offer other things it is going to be difficult I'm afraid.
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I am planning to apply LL.M through LSAC. My transcipt does not indicate my class rank and. I understand that LSAC does not require you to submit a separate statement indicating your class rank. However, if you submit it, they evaluate it with your transcript.

On the other hand, if you apply through the classical way most of the law schools including Columbia, specifically require you to submit a class rank. It is not clear on their websites whether LSAC report with no class rank evaluation is sufficient for them.

I would realy appreciate if some clarify this for me? Any one with the same problem?

I am planning to apply LL.M through LSAC. My transcipt does not indicate my class rank and. I understand that LSAC does not require you to submit a separate statement indicating your class rank. However, if you submit it, they evaluate it with your transcript.

On the other hand, if you apply through the classical way most of the law schools including Columbia, specifically require you to submit a class rank. It is not clear on their websites whether LSAC report with no class rank evaluation is sufficient for them.

I would realy appreciate if some clarify this for me? Any one with the same problem?
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