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It seems that i have a reasonable chance of ending up in DC...

Whats it like to live in?  I live in central London now, i'm kindof afraid of living in a smaller boring or boring-er city.  Does DC have a good night life bar/clubbing scene?  How late do bars/clubs stay open?  How about restaurants and cafes?  Are there lots of fun areas or not so much? 

What is the feel of the city like?  Would you feel comfortable being out late a night alone? 

How good is public transport?  How close together are subway stops and how frequently do they run?  How late do they run?  What about buses?

I realize that its law school and everything and that people are apparently expected to work constantly but its important to me to live in a city thats enjoyable enough. 


I'm worried about what law schools are going to think of my academic record.  My university only reported three provisional grades to LSAC, in the British marking system on my transcript.  LSAC didn't convert them into a GPA, however it gave a ridiculously unfavorable comparison with US marks, with 70+ equal to an A and 61=69 equal to a B+, which two of my three reported marks fall into (getting 70+ is extremely difficult), and remarked that my transcript was only "above average" but otherwise gave absolutely no information in my foreign credential evaluation forum.

I have a 169 LSAT score, excellent letters of recommendation and a departmental academic scholarship award, are they going to just see it as a 3.53 GPA and as a relatively bad academic record, or worse think that I only took three classes the entire time I've been at university?  Or, worse, attempt to numerically average the three marks in which case i'd have an average of less than 70 which they could interpret as a 3.3?  Or could they possibly generously just decide that theres no way to evaluate my course of study in terms of a GPA since LSAC didn't? 

Does anyone know? 

Law School Admissions / Apply to US law schools from UK undergrad
« on: May 25, 2007, 06:46:43 AM »

I'm worried about how LSAC and law schools will interpret my grades and what LSAC will do with the grade point average

i'm an american undergraduate philosophy student at UCL (University of London), id like to go back to the US for law school...

My department though is structured in such a way that only the final year exams (taken at the end of the final year) actually count towards the degree classification (as a first, 2.1, 2.2 or 3rd). 

We take five exams in the first year and two in the second year plus a second year thesis, and all of these are graded but only need to be passed and are not weighed or counted towards a cumulative average (thats only done in the final year).  Moreover, the grading system is totally different and scaled very differently (with A, A-, A=, AB, BA, B++, B+?+, B+, B, B-, B=, BC, CB, etc) one ever actually ever gets "A"s even though, and only a handful of students get A= or ABs and then only on a handful of assignments...the entire class is usually marked in the B range (although almost no one ever gets Cs either).  So, if they were to convert these grades into american style gpa, i would think it would look really really awful (even people who graduate with first class degrees, who are in the top 10% or 5% of their class, in the actual breakdown are being given AB and B++ marks on their finals)

So does anyone know how LSAC and law schools interpret british sessional exam marks.  I know that some people from british undergrad universities manage to get into competitive american JD programs, but are they like, all doing it after a gap year and just having their degree classification counting as a gpa, or what? 

If anyone knows anything about it that would be great. 

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