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I'm hoping someone here has some insight into the application process for someone wanting to apply to a US law school (Yale/Havard/etc) from a University of Melbourne Bachelor of Commerce background.
I have found the general requirements but I am interested into how they would translate for such an applicant. Suppose an undergraduate WAM of ~80 with a Finance Honours year (highly competitive with 30-40 students) and an LSAT score in the range of (177-180), and strong leadership positions (e.g. President of a prominent student finance society).
Note: my university does not use a GPA, our subjects are marked out of 100, and the "WAM" is the weighted average of all subjects, with a score between 80 - 100 being considered equal to the highest letter grade (H1).
I'm specifically interested in how the WAM would convert through the LSAC process considering that it isn't a GPA.
And of course assuming letters of recommendation and personal statement are solid, are there any specific necessities that are needed on a resume (e.g. are US name brand firms needed or is a range of work experience acceptable?)
I realise that applications for such schools (and probably more so for an international applicant) are always incredibly competitive, but I am hoping for some meaningful insight beyond ~give up or, don't bother.
Thank you to anyone who will take the time to provide some much needed insight into into this. And if I have posted this in the wrong forum, thank you to the mod that moves it to the right one!
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