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Studying and Exam Taking / anyone from Minnesota law school?
« on: September 13, 2008, 12:52:26 PM »
Need your help!

please e-mail me at jianghang.jessup@gmail.com

thanks very much:)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: GULC v. Vandy($) v. GW($$)
« on: March 29, 2008, 08:39:10 AM »
I'm also in favor of Vandy.
But maybe we will have much more opportunities to enter Biglaw from a DC school. What do you think?

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Where should I go next fall? / GULC v. Vandy($) v. GW($$)
« on: March 29, 2008, 04:07:14 AM »
I'm an undergraduate from Asia and I will not work on IP law. My LSAT is 168. I was admitted by all these three schools and their offers are as following:

GULC: no money for international student as stated in their website
Vandy: 75k (25 thusand per year)
GWU:  103k (30 thousand per year plus free first-year house)

Would anyone offer any advice or comments about where to go?
Thanks a lot.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 168/3.57(mainland China ), where to go?
« on: November 30, 2007, 10:43:10 PM »
Top 15% at Peking is impressive James, I also think you have a very good shot at some of the Top 14 schools, your stats might be on the lower end at those schools, but the fact that you are an international student should help you. I am also sure that admissions committees will be somewhat familiar with the level of rigor at Peking.

I visited Peking this summer for a day when I was in Beijing studying at Tsinghua... your rival  :D.

Thanks for your encouragement.
To be frank,I'm not very confident about the reputation of our school in the U.S. Peking University is respected in China, but its international ranking is not high. So I doubt how the admission officer evaluate the academic competition in PKU.
BTW, Peking and Tsing Hua are not strictly rivals in China because our speciality are totally different. We specialize on social and natural science while they on engineering.But boys from the two universities do fight for the girls in PKU:)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 168/3.57(mainland China ), where to go?
« on: November 30, 2007, 10:33:22 PM »
James, 我佩服你。祝你申请好运!
过奖啦,谢谢你:)
也是中国人么?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How do you view my GPA?
« on: November 23, 2007, 02:48:39 AM »
did lsac give you the gpa of 3.57?

No. the only result from LSAC is "85.9%, above average"

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: How do you view my GPA?
« on: November 17, 2007, 09:49:57 AM »
I'm now a senior in a Chinese University which uses 100-scale score but not 4.0-scale GPA. After the JD CAS, the report showed that my GPA is "85.9%, above average". Would anyone tell me how is that result? Does it equal to a 3.3 or a 3.5 or any other GPA?

Thanks a lot:)


I'm pretty sure the only way to find out is to submit your transcript to LSAC. I


Thank you. But "85.9%, above average" is the evaluation result from LSAC...

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Where should I go next fall? / How do you view my GPA?
« on: November 17, 2007, 02:33:41 AM »
I'm now a senior in a Chinese University which uses 100-scale score but not 4.0-scale GPA. After the JD CAS, the report showed that my GPA is "85.9%, above average". Would anyone tell me how is that result? Does it equal to a 3.3 or a 3.5 or any other GPA?

Thanks a lot:)

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If you compare the years in Big Law with the first year in BU Law, which one do you think is tougher?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 168/3.57(mainland China ), where to go?
« on: September 06, 2007, 08:49:20 AM »
I know a girl at Troutman Sanders who graduated from Wuhan University with an LLB in law. She went to Michigan for an LLM.

She said that she didn't have to take the LSAT for that, though. Are you applying for a JD or an LLM?

According to what she told me, the JD will set you back more $$$ and time than the LLM, but the JD degree will yield you a larger salary.
I'm applying for JD program.
Just as she mentioned, JD is much more demanding because of the high tuition and the LSAT. That's part of the reason lots of my classmates chose LLM instead of JD.
I consider JD to be much rewarding for its academic value and prospective salary. And I find LSAT somewhat interesting though of great challange for non-native speakers.

I hope your reading comprehension and understanding of English are up to par. A Taiwanese friend of mine was able to go from Columbia poly sci to Columbia Law despite his low LSAT, because at that time, CLS wanted to get more international applicants. He struggled dearly through his 3 years there because his English skills were not strong enough.

I agree with you on the difficulty of English for non-native students. To be frank, that is my weak point. Of the 10 questions I lost in the June 2007 LSAT, 8 were actually abandoned because my reading speed was not enough to finish them, although I always decided my answer nearly as soon as I finsh reading the questions.

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