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junlawun89
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International Students

Postby junlawun89 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:44 am

Hi, I am an international student (from Korea) who is trying to apply to law schools for next academic year.
I went to high school and college in the US (graduated this year) but I do not hold American citizenship nor green card.
I was wondering if international students have any advantages for law school admissions like URM statuses.
Please let me know if you know anything about it or give me some tips to increase my law school admission chances as an international student (eg. whether they look for something particular on my personal statement or not etc.)
I would really appreciate your help!

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soj
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Re: International Students

Postby soj » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:20 pm

You probably won't be treated much differently from other American applicants since you attended college in the US and thus have an LSDAS GPA. No international advantage.

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AntipodeanPhil
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Re: International Students

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:45 pm

My guess is that you'll be at a very slight disadvantage, since there seem to be a lot of applicants from South Korea (US educated and otherwise). Although Korean applicants commonly get into HYS and the other t14 schools, including at least a few this year.

Make sure they have absolutely no doubts about your English fluency, especially if your degree is in a science subject, and make sure you have a cogent reason for wanting a US JD.

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Re: International Students

Postby Ramsey » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:16 pm

I'm in the same boat (Korean with US college degree) and I agree with AntipodeanPhil - you (and I) will be at a slight disadvantage.

You will be evaluated against not only general US college degree holders but also Korean applicants - and as probably everyone knows, Koreans are excellent test-takers. You will have to do very well on LSAT plus distinguish yourself from the pack of Koreans just as well educated and motivated to pursue law.

junlawun89
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Re: International Students

Postby junlawun89 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:48 pm

Thank you people for your help!




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