Will I Get into Harvard/NYU/Georgetown LLM?


Hello all, please give me some advice as to my prospects in getting into the LLM Programs at Harvard, NYU or Georgetown. If you don't have the time, just saying likely/unlikely for all/each would still be helpful! I'm still deciding which to apply for (application fees are high) and I understand that these are three different levels of school, but each appeal to me for different reasons.

Here is my situation:

- Australian Law School (not a top one, but still fairly respected)
- LLB (Honours) (4 year program) (no 'double degree')
- Expecting First Class Honours (requires mark of 76% - I'm expecting c. 78%) and believe I'm comfortably in the top 10% of my class (maybe not top 5%)
- Interest in International Law, and have taken associated subjects during my LLB
- Did a semester of study overseas (Asia) & received a scholarship for this
- Have topped a couple of subjects
- Interned at the UN
- Interned for Sydney International Trade NGO
- Worked for small Sydney Law Firm part time
- Have represented my university in a few national and international competitions

I haven't started any charities, have not interned with any judges, have yet to publish any work (although I'm working on this), haven't really excelled in any sport, and haven't received any massive awards.

Thanks in advance. Also, if you think I'd stand a chance for a scholarship at any of the above, please let me know.
Hello all, please give me some advice as to my prospects in getting into the LLM Programs at Harvard, NYU or Georgetown. If you don't have the time, just saying likely/unlikely for all/each would still be helpful! I'm still deciding which to apply for (application fees are high) and I understand that these are three different levels of school, but each appeal to me for different reasons.

Here is my situation:

- Australian Law School (not a top one, but still fairly respected)
- LLB (Honours) (4 year program) (no 'double degree')
- Expecting First Class Honours (requires mark of 76% - I'm expecting c. 78%) and believe I'm comfortably in the top 10% of my class (maybe not top 5%)
- Interest in International Law, and have taken associated subjects during my LLB
- Did a semester of study overseas (Asia) & received a scholarship for this
- Have topped a couple of subjects
- Interned at the UN
- Interned for Sydney International Trade NGO
- Worked for small Sydney Law Firm part time
- Have represented my university in a few national and international competitions

I haven't started any charities, have not interned with any judges, have yet to publish any work (although I'm working on this), haven't really excelled in any sport, and haven't received any massive awards.

Thanks in advance. Also, if you think I'd stand a chance for a scholarship at any of the above, please let me know.
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jklia
My understanding and experience about the selection process at Harvard and NYU is that they tend to prefer people with longer experiences in law firms (not a pure science of course). I would say that for those two it will therefore be a little complicated, you probably have better (and good) chances to get into georgetown!
My understanding and experience about the selection process at Harvard and NYU is that they tend to prefer people with longer experiences in law firms (not a pure science of course). I would say that for those two it will therefore be a little complicated, you probably have better (and good) chances to get into georgetown!
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My understanding and experience about the selection process at Harvard and NYU is that they tend to prefer people with longer experiences in law firms (not a pure science of course). I would say that for those two it will therefore be a little complicated, you probably have better (and good) chances to get into georgetown!


Thank you! That's interesting to hear. Fortunately I think the GT program looks the best for International Law.
[quote]My understanding and experience about the selection process at Harvard and NYU is that they tend to prefer people with longer experiences in law firms (not a pure science of course). I would say that for those two it will therefore be a little complicated, you probably have better (and good) chances to get into georgetown! [/quote]

Thank you! That's interesting to hear. Fortunately I think the GT program looks the best for International Law.
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Bastipro
Your profile looks pretty good, I think you'll definitely make it into Georgetown and NYU. Harvard is a bit more random, and I think also depends a lot on who else is applying from Australia. Fulbright scholarship certainly helps, if you have the chance to apply.
Your profile looks pretty good, I think you'll definitely make it into Georgetown and NYU. Harvard is a bit more random, and I think also depends a lot on who else is applying from Australia. Fulbright scholarship certainly helps, if you have the chance to apply.
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