Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby xqhp82 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:55 pm

r6_philly wrote:
xqhp82 wrote:
Ivan91 wrote:No law sch requires TOEFL


A few law schools require TOEFL, especially those outside of the T14. Duke is the only T-14 that requires one, the others I can think of are UC Davis, Indiana-Bloomington and Emory.

I really don't understand why they do not accept international students who study in the UK as a TOEFL waiver. Are they suggesting that people can't learn English in England?


How did you read my post and come up with that answer?


sorry, I made the wrong assumption that seven889 was asking about JD instead of LLM/SJD, and my answer is based on information I found about JD applications. But most schools do require TOEFL for LLM/SJD, including Berkeley.

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby kazu » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:03 pm

seven889 wrote:Do international students who did undergrad overseas but have a US graduate degree still have to submit a TOEFL score? I'm just wondering.

UChicago also wants a TOEFL score for JD applicants.

I stand corrected.

FWIW, for international students w/ just overseas degrees, only Duke, Chicago and Berkeley (I think) require TOEFL scores. No other schools do.

/leaves door open for further correction.
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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby deadpoetnsp » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:19 pm

kazu wrote:
seven889 wrote:Do international students who did undergrad overseas but have a US graduate degree still have to submit a TOEFL score? I'm just wondering.

UChicago also wants a TOEFL score for JD applicants.


UChicago does not require a TOEFL for JD students with overseas undergrad if they have any other US degree. Including US graduate degrees. Similarly, many other universities waive the TOEFL requirement if you have a US grad degree.

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby FlanAl » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:38 am

hey I saw earlier that a few people got into georgetown. out of curiosity would you say that you were well above their medians or close to them? for example like if you had a 1st (kinda puts you above their GPA median) and say a 167 (at their 25th). I definitely think this thread will be very useful for getting a better gauge of what a 2:1 etc is to law schools but thought i'd ask now just out of curiosity.

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby cigrainger » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:29 am

FlanAl wrote:hey I saw earlier that a few people got into georgetown. out of curiosity would you say that you were well above their medians or close to them? for example like if you had a 1st (kinda puts you above their GPA median) and say a 167 (at their 25th). I definitely think this thread will be very useful for getting a better gauge of what a 2:1 etc is to law schools but thought i'd ask now just out of curiosity.


1st + 171.

Al, I'm pretty sure I'm going to reapply later. I've been looking at masters programs in London and just caught wind of the MSc in Environmental Technology (kind of a misleading title, it's a really interdisciplinary program and has an enviro econ + policy track) and it looks spectacular. Argh.

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby xqhp82 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:02 pm

Pretty worried about my cycle now having gotten my first rejection from W&L less than a week after completion. My LSAT isn't spectacular but I'm retaking in December, although it is above W&L's 25th percentile and my high 2:1 is certainly at its 75th percentile GPA as well...That really makes me wonder whether the school has treated my foreign transcript seriously as I saw from the other thread and on LSN that people with the same LSAT and lower GPA than mine are waitlisted/accepted. Does being international really make such a huge impact? I can't think of anything else that could possibly go wrong in my application...

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby FlanAl » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:17 pm

hey xqhp that sucks about W&L. are you a us citizen (sorry if thats posted earlier, i didn't see it)? maybe an expensive school like W&L doesn't want to take a risk on someone who can't get federal loans? This has me pretty worried because I definitely would have thought median LSAT+2:1 would mean admit.

my guess is that not only did cig's lsat make him an autoadmit but his first and rest of his application will make them throw scholarship money at him.

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby cigrainger » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:35 pm

AHHHHHHHHH! Guys I'm in at Berkeley!!! Just got the call!

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby mandobob » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:00 pm

Hey CIG congrats!

Brit JD applicant here! good to see a thread for us 'internationals'

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby thesybarite » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:44 am

Wow Cig that is AWESOME! You have some cool stuff in the bag now. But I also read somewhere that you have some other great options...exciting times.

Hey Mando do you already have a LLB?

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby Kaitlyn » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:06 am

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby Ivan91 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:56 am

cigrainger wrote:AHHHHHHHHH! Guys I'm in at Berkeley!!! Just got the call!

This is great man ?Where are u from and are you a JD or an LLM applicant ?

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby cigrainger » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:25 am

Ivan91 wrote:
cigrainger wrote:AHHHHHHHHH! Guys I'm in at Berkeley!!! Just got the call!

This is great man ?Where are u from and are you a JD or an LLM applicant ?


Thanks! I'm from the US, but I went to undergrad in Scotland. JD applicant.

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby cigrainger » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:26 am

thesybarite wrote:Wow Cig that is AWESOME! You have some cool stuff in the bag now. But I also read somewhere that you have some other great options...exciting times.

Hey Mando do you already have a LLB?


Thank you! Life is great right now. I am absolutely thrilled.

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby thesybarite » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:30 am

cigrainger wrote:
thesybarite wrote:Wow Cig that is AWESOME! You have some cool stuff in the bag now. But I also read somewhere that you have some other great options...exciting times.

Hey Mando do you already have a LLB?


Thank you! Life is great right now. I am absolutely thrilled.


You deserve it. Enjoy :wink:

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:55 am

cigrainger wrote:
thesybarite wrote:Wow Cig that is AWESOME! You have some cool stuff in the bag now. But I also read somewhere that you have some other great options...exciting times.

Hey Mando do you already have a LLB?


Thank you! Life is great right now. I am absolutely thrilled.


Congrats! You are going to have awesome options to choose from come next spring.

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby mandobob » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:31 pm

thesybarite wrote:
cigrainger wrote:
thesybarite wrote:Wow Cig that is AWESOME! You have some cool stuff in the bag now. But I also read somewhere that you have some other great options...exciting times.

Hey Mando do you already have a LLB?


Thank you! Life is great right now. I am absolutely thrilled.


You deserve it. Enjoy :wink:


Hey,
nope I just got my MA (4 years) at Edinburgh (like Cig i think.....) and im applying straight for the JD.
I could do a 2 year LLB back home, but I think the level of education in the US is way better, i.e. more courses, clinics etc.

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby FlanAl » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:44 pm

hey cig that is great news!

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby cigrainger » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:09 pm

mandobob wrote:
thesybarite wrote:
cigrainger wrote:
thesybarite wrote:Wow Cig that is AWESOME! You have some cool stuff in the bag now. But I also read somewhere that you have some other great options...exciting times.

Hey Mando do you already have a LLB?


Thank you! Life is great right now. I am absolutely thrilled.


You deserve it. Enjoy :wink:


Hey,
nope I just got my MA (4 years) at Edinburgh (like Cig i think.....) and im applying straight for the JD.
I could do a 2 year LLB back home, but I think the level of education in the US is way better, i.e. more courses, clinics etc.


Yep, like me! Did you graduate already or are you graduating this year? What are you studying?

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby cigrainger » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:09 pm

FlanAl wrote:hey cig that is great news!


Thanks Al! I am a very happy camper.

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby xqhp82 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:20 pm

Kaitlyn wrote:Just discovered this thread; best of luck to all you foreign applicants! I studied in the UK and have friends from Ox/Cam/Durham who did the LLB and might want to come stateside in the future- but have no clue how 2.1/2.2/1sts will be differentiated and treated by admissions. I hope you don't mind me checking in from time to time to see how you all are doing. :D


heyyy you have friends from Durham who wants to go to the states for JD? I'm from Durham! i hardly know anyone who knows anything about grad schools in the US so would be nice to know what they're up to:)

ps: Congrats to Cig! You have a really good cycle so far!

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby Kaitlyn » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:31 pm

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby mandobob » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:09 pm

Hey,
nope I just got my MA (4 years) at Edinburgh (like Cig i think.....) and im applying straight for the JD.
I could do a 2 year LLB back home, but I think the level of education in the US is way better, i.e. more courses, clinics etc.[/quote]

Yep, like me! Did you graduate already or are you graduating this year? What are you studying?[/quote]

I just graduated in June 2010 in Japanese. You?

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby thesybarite » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:35 pm

Yes Mando - the quality of the clinics/courses in the States looks infinitely more appealing and interesting than Australia/New Zealand where I did my undergrad. So attractive yet so freaking difficult to break into. GAH! In saying that, I've only applied to one school so far so it's not a rational rant...

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Re: Official Foreign Applicants Thread 2010-2011

Postby mandobob » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:05 pm

thesybarite wrote:Yes Mando - the quality of the clinics/courses in the States looks infinitely more appealing and interesting than Australia/New Zealand where I did my undergrad. So attractive yet so freaking difficult to break into. GAH! In saying that, I've only applied to one school so far so it's not a rational rant...


The only thing is that you can get a law degree for around £9000 compared to $100000 here!
Ah well.




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