School/scholarship advice for international applicant?

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gktong
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School/scholarship advice for international applicant?

Postby gktong » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:03 pm

Hello all,

I am an international applicant working here in the US as a researcher at a well-known university.
I am wondering what schools I should aim for and whether there is anything that I should know of or consider as an international applicant.
I am taking the LSAT in Dec and will expect to score in the high 150s. GPA is 3.45 from a US university (degree: 3.8 ).
I have read a lot of posts here regarding int'l applicants, and many said that int'l applicants are generally evaluated the same way local applicants are. Is this still true? Based on lawschoolnumbers, it *seems* like they get less scholarship than their local counterparts with the same stats?
Am wondering if y'all have any suggestions on what schools I should apply to (scholarship is an important factor!) or have any general advice! :D

Thanks everyone!

konamiyoxi1
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Re: School/scholarship advice for international applicant?

Postby konamiyoxi1 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:38 am

As an international student applying this cycle, I suggest you to aim for a much higher LSAT before even thinking of going to law school. 150s and 3.5 are not going to get you into any decent schools with decent job prospects. It's not worth the time and money.

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Re: School/scholarship advice for international applicant?

Postby chargers21 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:33 am

Since you have a US degree, you will largely be evaluated like you aren't an international. In any case, you definitely need a higher LSAT score than 150s to make it worth leaving your current profession.




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