jmjm wrote:Hi -
Does a foreign UG GPA in electrical engineering that's numerically low but rated "superior" by CAS affect chances at hys if the graduate US gpa, also in electrical engineering, is around 3.5? It's not clear whether it makes any difference but the foreign UG school is known for the rigor of its engineering curriculum.
Would 10+ years of experience working in the semiconductor chip design industry mitigate the effect of such GPA; since the applicant with over ten years out of academia will have a hard time getting professor recommendations, how much does it dent the chances to not have academic recommendations?
Thanks in advance.
In general, the schools will look at your foreign transcript as well as it's interpretation so it really depends on a lot of other factors. Your LSAT and work experience will be helpful in making a determination here as well as your graduate work, so if those factors are encouraging, you should certainly apply.
As far as academic recommendations, you really should have one for Yale. They make it pretty clear on their website that it matters. Graduate professors are fine too for this purpose. In general, academic letters are valued in the law school admission process, so if at all possible, you should try to get them but remember that you are going to be the best judge of who is going to say the nicest things about you -- and you want them to be good. I recently wrote a blog on this topic here: http://spiveyconsulting.com/blog/letter ... mendation/
I hope that is helpful -- Good luck!