I´m from Iceland and I´m planning on applying to some British law schools this fall. I was wondering how you would rate my chances.
I am 21 years old (born 1990). I have not done many extracurricular activities but I think I can fix that in my application. I recently graduated from high school? (graduated on the right time last spring (2010)) but with pretty bad grades (6 out of 10) but from the most prestigious school and also in the most difficult class (math and physics major).
In the fall of 2010 I started studying law at the most prestigious law school (actually they are just 4 but still) and got excellent grades. Was top of my class in my first semester, and there were 300 other students in the class. But i decided to drop out and focus my energy on getting into an foreign school preferably to study law.
The reason I got so bad grades in High School was simply laziness, the school system in Iceland is not at all competitive and I did not put enough effort into my studies. My sister went to the same school and graduated with a 9 out of 10 and I will not for the life of me consider her smarter than me.
I am thinking about taking the LNAT and LSAT but I am not sure if it is worth the effort. Of course I good score on the LSAT would improve my chances greatly but to achieve that score I have to put in a whole lot of hours.
I am confident that I can get an excellent toefl score and actually think I can get an perfect score 120/120 though my English in this post does contradict with that valuation. This is written in a very short amount of time and sorry for the bad grammar and English. Would really appreciate some feedback on my chances and good luck to you all in your journey to law school.
I am thinking about applying to Birmingham, Cardiff and maybe even LSE though I can see that that one is a long shot
Last edited by hrafenn; 12-06-2011 at 00:09.
Hey fellow prospective law students! I'm hoping to apply to some London unis - gonna visit UCL and LSE, and possibly Queen Mary (though I've been put off by the A*AA requirement that I only found out about from reading this thread... ). I am also thinking about Nottingham, Exeter, maybe British and maybe Southampton. I probably will apply to Law with Spanish AS grades permitting! Did anyone from this thread go to the Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference this year?
Last edited by star_5; 12-06-2011 at 00:20.
Haha I like having the books to look at, I'm the same with reading books, I prefer having a book to a kindle and such
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I didn't bother getting prospectuses, since we're the internet generation
Pretty much those,minus Exeter and Newcastle, I'm quite keen on Warwick,but that could change. I see no mention of London unis any reason? BTW all those you listed are either A*AA or AAA
I think it's going to be quite hard, deciding where to apply, since you have to take into consideration the risks of the LNAT and the grade inflation. Grades permitting I think I might apply to one AAB and then AAA and above,since really most top 20/25 Universities ask for AAA/B for Law.
I just don't think I'd like living in London. I know some of the london unis are amongst the best for law but I don't think I'd enjoy living there just yet. EDIT: not because I have anything against London, I think it's a lovely city but it seems so daunting for me to go straight from home to London on my own. Oh, I thought Exeter was AAB I've just checked and it's AAA-AAB, so I guess we're both right
Yes definitely, that's my problem. Like you said with the top unis all offering such similar grades, it's picking out which I like the most but then making sure I leave myself some room to fall back on if I need to.
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