What would be required for a UK student to get onto the Harvard LLM course?

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Would merely getting a First not be suffice? What else would be needed?
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Would merely getting a First not be suffice? What else would be needed?
Probably have studied Law at Oxbridge with either a first or 2:1
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Probably have studied Law at Oxbridge with either a first or 2:1
I don't think where you studied actually matters, if I am not mistaken.
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I don't think where you studied actually matters, if I am not mistaken.
For Law at Harvard, one of the best Unis in the world, surely it would? I might be mistaken though
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For Law at Harvard, one of the best Unis in the world, surely it would? I might be mistaken though
I don't think so, Harvard LLM takes international students; Cambridge is one of the best uni's in the world and it's been said many times that the uni you do undergrad at doesn't influence whether you can do the LLM, the grades do
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I don't think so, Harvard LLM takes international students; Cambridge is one of the best uni's in the world and it's been said many times that the uni you do undergrad at doesn't influence whether you can do the LLM, the grades do
You also have to take the LSAT.
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I don't think so, Harvard LLM takes international students; Cambridge is one of the best uni's in the world and it's been said many times that the uni you do undergrad at doesn't influence whether you can do the LLM, the grades do
But a degree at a higher rank Uni is more difficult, therefore more difficult to get a good grade in than a lower rank Uni, so this doesn't make sense
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But a degree at a higher rank Uni is more difficult, therefore more difficult to get a good grade in than a lower rank Uni, so this doesn't make sense
Where did you get that idea? A First in LLB is a first.


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You also have to take the LSAT.
Even for masters courses? I thought this was only required if you want to undergrad at Harvard.
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Where did you get that idea? A First in LLB is a first.




Even for masters courses? I thought this was only required if you want to undergrad at Harvard.
That one required for undergrad is the SAT. For law school they require the LSAT. Also you don't need an LLB for an American LLM, because there is no such a thing as undergraduate law in the US.
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Even for masters courses? I thought this was only required if you want to undergrad at Harvard.
In the US law is a postgraduate degree.
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That one required for undergrad is the SAT. For law school they require the LSAT. Also you don't need an LLB for an American LLM, because there is no such a thing as undergraduate law in the US.
So Harvard need LSAT for LLM? And Cambridge need a First in LLB?
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I don't think where you studied actually matters, if I am not mistaken.
It absolutely would. Prestige is a FAR bigger thing in the US than it is here, so WHERE you did your undergraduate often has a far greater weighting when it comes to graduate admissions, and job prospects there than it does here.
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Where did you get that idea? A First in LLB is a first.




Even for masters courses? I thought this was only required if you want to undergrad at Harvard.
The LSAT is exclusively the entry exam for law courses in the US
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The LSAT is exclusively the entry exam for law courses in the US
But what do international students need to do to study masters law at Harvard? The Harvard LLM course is almost exclusively filled with international students.
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It absolutely would. Prestige is a FAR bigger thing in the US than it is here, so WHERE you did your undergraduate often has a far greater weighting when it comes to graduate admissions, and job prospects there than it does here.
Can you cite any sources for this? (I'm aware it affects job prospects; but I'm specifically referring to admissions onto a masters program).
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It absolutely would. Prestige is a FAR bigger thing in the US than it is here, so WHERE you did your undergraduate often has a far greater weighting when it comes to graduate admissions, and job prospects there than it does here.
That is completely false. Yale and Harvard's law schools specifically say that the undergraduate alma mater doesn't matter (no pun intended). In fact, they yearly publish a list containing the schools where their students have gotten their undergraduate degrees from (sorry I don't have the link at hand right now, but as soon as I find it will post it).
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That is completely false. Yale and Harvard's law schools specifically say that the undergraduate alma mater doesn't matter (no pun intended). In fact, they yearly publish a list containing the schools where their students have gotten their undergraduate degrees from (sorry I don't have the link at hand right now, but as soon as I find it will post it).
You don't have the link, but can you tell me what to search for to get that info?
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That is completely false. Yale and Harvard's law schools specifically say that the undergraduate alma mater doesn't matter (no pun intended). In fact, they yearly publish a list containing the schools where their students have gotten their undergraduate degrees from (sorry I don't have the link at hand right now, but as soon as I find it will post it).
Lies.
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You don't have the link, but can you tell me what to search for to get that info?
FINE! I WAS BEING LAZY!

Here is the Harvard list. Sadly I couldn't find the Yale one.

http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/jdadmiss...uate-colleges/
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Lies.
Maybe
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