Chinese applicant, 172 GPA 95/100,exchange at Oxford, T14

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Chinese applicant, 172 GPA 95/100,exchange at Oxford, T14

Postby weiyamu » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:10 pm

Hi, I am a Chinese undergraduate student, major in English. My home university is one of the top 2 in China. My GPA is 95/100 (equivalent to 4.0) , top 1 (top 2%) in my class . I have won the first-class scholarship for academic excellency. My LSAT is 172. Now I am an exchange student at University of Oxford for one year (I am the first and only student who is admitted by Oxford in my department). I have attended Yale Summer School and got an A. I have no work experience.

Is there any chance that I can be admitted by TOP14?

Thank you very much!

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Re: Chinese applicant, 172 GPA 95/100,exchange at Oxford, T14

Postby valen » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:10 pm

I would think you have an excellent chance at much of the t14, but I'm not an intl applicant so I'm only speaking from what I've seen on TLS

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Re: Chinese applicant, 172 GPA 95/100,exchange at Oxford, T14

Postby PeanutsNJam » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:27 pm

I took the LSAT in HK with a ton of international Chinese students, so I have a little bit of insight.

Basically, everybody was scoring high (lots of 170+ers), but to paraphrase one guy who ended up getting 177, "I can't litigate worth shit." What are your goals? Many of them want to get a JD and then look for work back in Asia. They all told me it's much harder for international students for this reason. He retook a 175 because he didn't think he had a shot at Harvard with that.

If working in China is the case, communicate that somehow, because law schools are concerned about English fluency. Tell them you're going to be searching for jobs where fluency isn't important.
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Re: Chinese applicant, 172 GPA 95/100,exchange at Oxford, T14

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:45 am

just FYI, unless your year at oxford and summer at yale produced actual degrees from those schools, spending time on campus doesn't signal anything except that you A) had parents with substantial disposable income or B) your chinese university had a program there.

Typically international students with superior grades hit at or just below the median LSAT scores would suggest; I would anticipate admission to most lower T14s and maybe one or two of CCN.



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