Which Law school for which grade?


freejk00
Hi guyz

I have Average marks (evaluated by LSAC) and I am Australian law graduate with only 1 summer clerkship experience.

I am applying for LLM in U.S.

Which law schools in the U.S. will I have fair chance of getting in?
Hi guyz

I have Average marks (evaluated by LSAC) and I am Australian law graduate with only 1 summer clerkship experience.

I am applying for LLM in U.S.

Which law schools in the U.S. will I have fair chance of getting in?

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mikado
Hi,

I guess the ones you could rule out are Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia. Then, maybe Berkeley, UPenn and Chicago could be a little hard.

I'd go for uni's like Cornell, Northwestern, UCLA, even NYU etc and 1 or 2 back up's like Fordham and USC.

Good luck.
Hi,

I guess the ones you could rule out are Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia. Then, maybe Berkeley, UPenn and Chicago could be a little hard.

I'd go for uni's like Cornell, Northwestern, UCLA, even NYU etc and 1 or 2 back up's like Fordham and USC.

Good luck.
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I wouldn't necessarily rule out Harvard, Yale & Co. Univeristies look at the total package, so if you have any honours, published anything or if you have some work experience in law, you might have a shot. You will never know if you don't give it a try! Good luck.
I wouldn't necessarily rule out Harvard, Yale & Co. Univeristies look at the total package, so if you have any honours, published anything or if you have some work experience in law, you might have a shot. You will never know if you don't give it a try! Good luck.
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mikado
Freejk00 has only one summer clerkship experience in law. My advice would still be not to spend money on Yale & Co.

Good luck!
Freejk00 has only one summer clerkship experience in law. My advice would still be not to spend money on Yale & Co.

Good luck!
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freejk00
Thank you both of you!!

Any more opinions guyz??

I'm little worried tho,,,because I am applying so late...I'm in the middle of applying at the moment..
Thank you both of you!!

Any more opinions guyz??

I'm little worried tho,,,because I am applying so late...I'm in the middle of applying at the moment..
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dbk
Well, I would say that for:

- Harvard, you need to be at least "top 10%" (at least!) of your class with extra CV, strong recommendations;

- Yale: great credentials, teaching experience;

- Columbia: top 15%, top 20% with good work experience or very strong credentials;

- NYU: top 15% without work experience.

So, for these four schools, I guess you won't be admitted. You can try NYU though, but the other three, it's useless. Then, maybe Berkeley (it's less selective than NYU), Georgetown, Cornell or UCLA...
Well, I would say that for:

- Harvard, you need to be at least "top 10%" (at least!) of your class with extra CV, strong recommendations;

- Yale: great credentials, teaching experience;

- Columbia: top 15%, top 20% with good work experience or very strong credentials;

- NYU: top 15% without work experience.

So, for these four schools, I guess you won't be admitted. You can try NYU though, but the other three, it's useless. Then, maybe Berkeley (it's less selective than NYU), Georgetown, Cornell or UCLA...
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Tallal
I think you should apply for Harvard, Stanford and NYU because either they would admit you to cover their diverse student population like Harvard and Stanford or they will accept you for your credentials such as NYU.

I received an above average report and have applied to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford and NYU.

Best of luck
I think you should apply for Harvard, Stanford and NYU because either they would admit you to cover their diverse student population like Harvard and Stanford or they will accept you for your credentials such as NYU.

I received an above average report and have applied to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford and NYU.

Best of luck
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freejk00
If i apply this year and be rejected and reapply the following year, will the rejection be any disadvantage?
If i apply this year and be rejected and reapply the following year, will the rejection be any disadvantage?
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Tallal
I dont know about this.
I dont know about this.
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dbk
I think you should apply for Harvard, Stanford and NYU because either they would admit you to cover their diverse student population like Harvard and Stanford or they will accept you for your credentials such as NYU.

I received an above average report and have applied to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford and NYU.

Best of luck


Stanford, you need 2 or 3 years of work experience (it's written on its website). Yale, it's a program designed for teachers/PhD students.

Indeed, you can give a shot at Harvard and NYU. I know "small nationalities" stand a better chance but I'm not sure it's the case for Australians.

About rejection, I was personnaly rejected last year from Columbia and Harvard, and I'm applying again this year.
<blockquote>I think you should apply for Harvard, Stanford and NYU because either they would admit you to cover their diverse student population like Harvard and Stanford or they will accept you for your credentials such as NYU.

I received an above average report and have applied to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford and NYU.

Best of luck</blockquote>

Stanford, you need 2 or 3 years of work experience (it's written on its website). Yale, it's a program designed for teachers/PhD students.

Indeed, you can give a shot at Harvard and NYU. I know "small nationalities" stand a better chance but I'm not sure it's the case for Australians.

About rejection, I was personnaly rejected last year from Columbia and Harvard, and I'm applying again this year.
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mikado
I think you should apply for Harvard, Stanford and NYU because either they would admit you to cover their diverse student population like Harvard and Stanford or they will accept you for your credentials such as NYU.

I received an above average report and have applied to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford and NYU.

Best of luck


Exactly.

Moreover, with average grades (and not above average) it seems difficult to be admitted to at least harvard no? Of course if you don t apply you ll never know but I think you should factor in the time it takes to apply to each uni, get letters of recommendation and the costs!

The US has many great law schools and depending on your interests and what you re looking for (east/west coast etc), uni s such as UCLA, Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, Georgetown, michigan, etc are very good too.

Again, good luck!

Stanford, you need 2 or 3 years of work experience (it's written on its website). Yale, it's a program designed for teachers/PhD students.

Indeed, you can give a shot at Harvard and NYU. I know "small nationalities" stand a better chance but I'm not sure it's the case for Australians.

About rejection, I was personnaly rejected last year from Columbia and Harvard, and I'm applying again this year.
<blockquote><blockquote>I think you should apply for Harvard, Stanford and NYU because either they would admit you to cover their diverse student population like Harvard and Stanford or they will accept you for your credentials such as NYU.

I received an above average report and have applied to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford and NYU.

Best of luck</blockquote>

Exactly.

Moreover, with average grades (and not above average) it seems difficult to be admitted to at least harvard no? Of course if you don t apply you ll never know but I think you should factor in the time it takes to apply to each uni, get letters of recommendation and the costs!

The US has many great law schools and depending on your interests and what you re looking for (east/west coast etc), uni s such as UCLA, Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, Georgetown, michigan, etc are very good too.

Again, good luck!

Stanford, you need 2 or 3 years of work experience (it's written on its website). Yale, it's a program designed for teachers/PhD students.

Indeed, you can give a shot at Harvard and NYU. I know "small nationalities" stand a better chance but I'm not sure it's the case for Australians.

About rejection, I was personnaly rejected last year from Columbia and Harvard, and I'm applying again this year.</blockquote>
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mikado
Quote problem.

I was agreeing to the statement dabk made.
Quote problem.

I was agreeing to the statement dabk made.
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