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any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby bluemoon » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:46 am

Hi everyone, I`m a international, I got LLB and LLM overseas, and got another LLM in US, also admitted in NY already.
GPA 3.35, LSAT 168, 2yr WE (1yr in local firm and 1 yr in Biglaw overseas Office)
Now for some reasons I`m applying for a JD in US, could someone give me some advices please? like what`s my best choice or where can I get some scholarship....thank you very much!

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby dingbat » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:58 am

bluemoon wrote:Hi everyone, I`m a international, I got LLB and LLM overseas, and got another LLM in US, also admitted in NY already.
GPA 3.35, LSAT 168, 2yr WE (1yr in local firm and 1 yr in Biglaw overseas Office)
Now for some reasons I`m applying for a JD in US, could someone give me some advices please? like what`s my best choice or where can I get some scholarship....thank you very much!
If you blanket the T14, you're bound to find at least 1 school that bites at a 168, but you should eally consider retaking

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby mr.hands » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:58 am

While you have good softs, I can't think of a T14 that will take those scores. The 168 is acceptable for one or two but your gpa is waaaaaaaaaaay below what they're looking for. You need to retake and break 170 to get into the T14. You'd have to get higher than that if you want a chance at any scholarship money

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby bluemoon » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:19 am

dingbat wrote:
bluemoon wrote:
If you blanket the T14, you're bound to find at least 1 school that bites at a 168, but you should eally consider retaking


Thank you for your reply, I think I`d better to retake for a 170 score~~~

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby bluemoon » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:22 am

mr.hands wrote:While you have good softs, I can't think of a T14 that will take those scores. The 168 is acceptable for one or two but your gpa is waaaaaaaaaaay below what they're looking for. You need to retake and break 170 to get into the T14. You'd have to get higher than that if you want a chance at any scholarship money


Ok, so if I can get a 170, it would be possible to ace at least a T14 or still vague possibility?
Thank you~~~

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby dingbat » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:39 am

With a 169 and no GPA but excellent softs, Columbia sat on my application for 5 months and NYU originally waitlisted me

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby mr.hands » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:08 pm

To get into the T14 with your gpa, a 170 is a must. It is necessary

If you get a 170, you'll probably need to ED to get in comfortably (otherwise you risk getting shut out).

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:28 pm

Is your GPA from a US or Canadian school? If not, then it won't count in admissions and all that matters is that you get a 170+ on your LSAT.

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:36 pm

maybe Cornell

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby bluemoon » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:26 am

dingbat wrote:With a 169 and no GPA but excellent softs, Columbia sat on my application for 5 months and NYU originally waitlisted me


Ok I get your points but why no GPA?

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby bluemoon » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:28 am

mr.hands wrote:To get into the T14 with your gpa, a 170 is a must. It is necessary

If you get a 170, you'll probably need to ED to get in comfortably (otherwise you risk getting shut out).


Thank you for your advices, I`ll try to explore a 170~~

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby bluemoon » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:30 am

Doorkeeper wrote:Is your GPA from a US or Canadian school? If not, then it won't count in admissions and all that matters is that you get a 170+ on your LSAT.


No...from Asia, I also hope my GPA weigh less in my application, there`s a rumor that international GPA will be valued less important, is it real??

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby dingbat » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:01 am

bluemoon wrote:
dingbat wrote:With a 169 and no GPA but excellent softs, Columbia sat on my application for 5 months and NYU originally waitlisted me


Ok I get your points but why no GPA?

Didn't go to college in North America

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby bluemoon » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:50 am

dingbat wrote:
bluemoon wrote:
dingbat wrote:With a 169 and no GPA but excellent softs, Columbia sat on my application for 5 months and NYU originally waitlisted me


Ok I get your points but why no GPA?

Didn't go to college in North America



I know the international GPA will be considered less important but is that really "no GPA"? I`m happy to hear that but kinda surprised.....

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby dingbat » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:10 am

bluemoon wrote:
dingbat wrote:
bluemoon wrote:
dingbat wrote:With a 169 and no GPA but excellent softs, Columbia sat on my application for 5 months and NYU originally waitlisted me


Ok I get your points but why no GPA?

Didn't go to college in North America



I know the international GPA will be considered less important but is that really "no GPA"? I`m happy to hear that but kinda surprised.....

I don't know about Asia, but in Europe there is no GPA, it doesnt exist

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby mr.hands » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:16 am

If it is a "no GPA", then you need to hit the median LSAT for the school you're looking at to have a shot.

With no GPA and a 168, you have a shot at Cornell. Out everywhere else.

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Re: any chance in T14 for a international student?

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:11 pm

mr.hands wrote:If it is a "no GPA", then you need to hit the median LSAT for the school you're looking at to have a shot.

With no GPA and a 168, you have a shot at Cornell. Out everywhere else.

This is true. You need to be at or above the median LSAT for a law school to take an international student (unless you've done some fucking awesome things to write about).




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