Upenn, am I good enough?!


Dysted

Hello everyone

I am considering applying for the Upenn LL.M. 2013/2014

But I am uncertain whether or not I am a good enough law student for such a program. I hold a LL.B from University of Copenhagen and I am currently doing a part of my master at NUS (National University of Singapore). I can easily put my master on stand-by and do a LL.M. in the US. My grades are pretty average.

But is it enough to hold a LL.B or would you recommend a couple of years of working experience before taking a LL.M. at Upenn? If I apply, I would apply for the course track.

Thanks!

Hello everyone

I am considering applying for the Upenn LL.M. 2013/2014

But I am uncertain whether or not I am a good enough law student for such a program. I hold a LL.B from University of Copenhagen and I am currently doing a part of my master at NUS (National University of Singapore). I can easily put my master on stand-by and do a LL.M. in the US. My grades are pretty average.

But is it enough to hold a LL.B or would you recommend a couple of years of working experience before taking a LL.M. at Upenn? If I apply, I would apply for the course track.

Thanks!
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Steph7

Hey!

You should not be disheartened! I was in the same position as you before I applied to Uni's in the U.S last year. I got my LLB from the University of Leeds. I was doubting myself because my grades were pretty average and since I graduated quite recently I didn't think I had enough work experience to get into a good school.

I ended up getting into Duke, GWU, a scholarship from Vanderbilt and waitlisted at Cornell and Georgetown. I think what did it for me was my extra curricular's and pro-bono work. If you're academic's are not as strong as you would like it to be, focus on building your extra curricular's up this year.

I would advise you to try for a couple of Universities for next year anyway. Whats the worst that could happen? At least you know you gave it a shot!

T

Hey!

You should not be disheartened! I was in the same position as you before I applied to Uni's in the U.S last year. I got my LLB from the University of Leeds. I was doubting myself because my grades were pretty average and since I graduated quite recently I didn't think I had enough work experience to get into a good school.

I ended up getting into Duke, GWU, a scholarship from Vanderbilt and waitlisted at Cornell and Georgetown. I think what did it for me was my extra curricular's and pro-bono work. If you're academic's are not as strong as you would like it to be, focus on building your extra curricular's up this year.

I would advise you to try for a couple of Universities for next year anyway. Whats the worst that could happen? At least you know you gave it a shot!

T
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Zain

Hi Steph , I am currently in my final year at a university in the UK expected to graduate with an LLM in July, I hope to apply for the 2013 fall admissions , what do you think are my chances of getting admitted based on my results, little or no legal experience and extra curriculars. Your advice will be appreciated.

Hi Steph , I am currently in my final year at a university in the UK expected to graduate with an LLM in July, I hope to apply for the 2013 fall admissions , what do you think are my chances of getting admitted based on my results, little or no legal experience and extra curriculars. Your advice will be appreciated.
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