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Al_bazza
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Al_Bazza (British student asking some questions).

Postby Al_bazza » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:37 pm

Hello, I'd thought I'd keep the subject title brief however I digress, as this maybe a long post; but I suppose the individuals who frequent this forum are used to reading long material.

Anyway, My name is Alasdair, I live in Britain, and have some questions regarding studying Law and statements from myself I would like to share with individuals on this forum, in order to explore and take advice from people who are attending Law Schools across the United States.

A bit of background information: I have been out of study for a long time due to illness, I left school at age 15 during 2006 with no qualifications.

I was determined to get back into education but the illness resurfaced and as a result over the past three years I have achieved 2 'First' Diploma's in Sport Science and I.T. (both awarded merit). And two GCSE's in English and Maths ('C' Grade). Bearing in mind I was still under alot of stress from the illness which threatened to force me to quit education again. Those grades, however, have only just got me accepted to study three A-Levels, which in US Terms would be the High School Diploma I think.

I would like to ask a few questions now:

1. I did the first section of an LSAT prep test (25 questions, 35 minutes to answer), and only managed to do 14 questions within that alloted time rate, which I got 7/14 in. Now, before I am chastised ignominiously I would like to ask, since this is a completely out of the blue decision I made (to take this test).. is that a complete failure or a sign of things to come If I spend a good few months preparing and studying to take the test again.

2. Do you know if US Universities would accept 3 A-Levels to study a degree there (I have very little knowledge regarding this respect).

3. To get admitted into US Law schools from the 30th place on the rankings to the 50th, is an LSAT from 157-165 and a GPA of 3.3-3.65 about acceptable?

4. Does GPA from your country reflect the cumulative grade score what you got for your undergraduate degree?

A few more facts about me, just in case it helps people to know for whatever reason:

-Finance is not a major issue for me.
-I am motivated and energetic when a subject interests me (Law this being one of them)
-I was in scholarship class for English previously at School before I pulled out due to illness.
- I read books when I have time, should I make time to start doing this hobby at a faster rate?

Thankyou, Alasdair.

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Re: Al_Bazza (British student asking some questions).

Postby Columbia Law » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:46 pm

Your grammar made me want to gouge my eyes out.

But anyway, get a 170+ and you'll be fine.

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Re: Al_Bazza (British student asking some questions).

Postby sanpiero » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:48 pm

Columbia Law wrote:Your grammar made me want to gouge my eyes out.


:lol:

Al_bazza
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Re: Al_Bazza (British student asking some questions).

Postby Al_bazza » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:59 pm

Columbia Law wrote:Your grammar made me want to gouge my eyes out.

But anyway, get a 170+ and you'll be fine.


:)

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Re: Al_Bazza (British student asking some questions).

Postby wreckem » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:04 am

2. Do you know if US Universities would accept 3 A-Levels to study a degree there (I have very little knowledge regarding this respect).


I'm not sure, but I was a high school dropout. I went to a community college and then transfered to a university. Even if a university did accept you I strongly suggest picking a top community college and then transfering as it will be easier to do and save a lot of money.

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Re: Al_Bazza (British student asking some questions).

Postby sophie316 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:07 pm

2. Do you know if US Universities would accept 3 A-Levels to study a degree there (I have very little knowledge regarding this respect).


This seems like a flame but in case it isn't, no you can't come to the US to do law with just alevels. Why are you even looking at US graduate school when you haven't done your alevels? Study for the LNAT, do a UK law degree after you finish your alvels and if you decide you want to be qualified in America do an LLM.

(I'm British and I also missed a lot of school due to illness, but I did my undergrad in the US so law school out here made more sense)




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