I'm currently finishing a global studies (political science and international relations) B.A at UCSB and since I want to go to law school I'd like to know if anyone has information about international students acceptance rates.
I'm from France, I have a 3.8 GPA so far but no LSAT score yet (I know it makes it impossible to concretely chance me). But I'd still like to know if with this GPA and a correct LSAT score (btw 155-165) does it give me an advantage compared to an American with the exact same scores, since English isn't my first language, or does it put me in the same boat as everyone else in term of admissions (to get to schools like Arizona State, U of Florida, Stetson, Texas Austin and U of Houston)
Hope this is readable, thanks in advance
putain... merde... fait chier
...mais ouais, la langue française ne cesse jamais de me casser les couilles. Il faut toujours faire gaffe à tous les petits trucs.
au fait... la phrase "I know it makes it impossible to concretely chance me" et en plus le titre "Chance the French" ... ça n'a rien à voir avec la langue anglaise. Other than that, you make perfect sense!
What were you trying to say there... for some reason you're messing up the word "chance"... you can never use it as a verb in English just like in French, right? ... were you trying to say something like "prendre le risque" ... "tenter sa chance"... or rather something along the lines of "parier" or "prévisions" something like "what are my chances"... "predict my outlook"... "bet on the French dude's chances" ... "I know it makes it impossible to predict what are my chances"
Now I don't think they'll really cut you much slack. I mean, it will be impressive, but they probably already limit the amount of international students they take. We can say maybe one or two points, but that's it. They have a ranking they want to maintain! You'd probably have a very good shot at those schools with a 160. And if you happen to get a 165, I think you should look higher up. Don't go to University of Florida with a 165 and 3.8, you can do so much better! I think we can say they will cut you slack as long as you land inside their score range, i.e., even if you are only 25% in their median, they view as very interesting candidate to have.
But why the US? You want to practice here in the US? With the job market as it is, you might want to be aiming only for T14... haha. And should you be considering some French-American program, the best are probably with NYU and Cornell where you will get a law degree from the US and law degree(s) from France. However, they are very hard programs to get into.
Good luck! The LSAT is already a burden on native speakers... knowing French and English, it'd be a nightmare within a nightmare to take the LSAT in French... oh my! So I empathize with those poor souls taking it whose mother tongue is not English.