I don't really understand why you think having a Russian law degree would hurt you. Could you explain?QuoteI just don't want to sound arrogant and too concentrated on that (which really was a good chunk of my life - 7 years with Masters). So, thinking how to soften it and mix up along with other achievements and strength (this is a difficult part). But I guess, PS goes only after relatilavely successful LSAT score, which I'm trying to reach with your wise advice . If studying on my own didn't have any positive effect, hopefully prep course will (if it's not the problem in understanding and using English, which I hope not). So, I'd love to practice and practice - but if I still can't get a right answer, probably I'm thinking in wrong approach. Another question now is: which prep courst to choose; thinking between PowerScore and Testmasters. Dilemma, odnako.
vsem privet!I understand some of you attend good law school, so can you tell me what lsat score russky applicant needs to get into boalt for instance?
What guys do you think about GPA, got in Russia? It could be high, but it's not American GPA - so, I'm not sure, they take it so serious, although, I could be wrong. Russkie, was your GPA from US school or not?Also a question (I guess, I'll contact law schools directly, but always interesting to know, if somebody had any experience): does foreing applican need to take the TOEFL if you took the LSAT? My Toefl expires this winter, so I wonder if I need to retake it.
Your're right about diploma evaluation, I've done it came out with a very good score of my GPA, I just mean it's probably being taken not so seriously as American degree (I could be wrong). I mean, I don't thing 4.0 GPA from a foreign college will not impress much compare to 4.0 GPA from US school. As for LLM - yes, it's not hard to get there (if fact I was accepted for 2004-2005 academic year in BU), you even don't need to take the LSAT for that, but the thing is, that it doesn't really give you further opportunities, compare to JD (e.g. you can't be allowed even to take the BAR in majority of states with just LLM, even being foreing educated lawyer, excluding just CA, NY and maybe (not sure) TX. Plus, even in thouse states it's a huge competition to get a descent job - and between LLM and JD the last one will be obviously preffered (JD's nowadays are agreeng to take same salary that LLM's were taking some years ago - so, not such a big need in LLM's). But it's all subjective, of course. That's how I understand the picture for today. And I see JD as the only option. Just a "little formality" - the LSAT
Regarding my GPA, I actually have two degrees: law shcool (5 years) - with 3.77 GPA and so called Magistratura (2 years of concentrating studying of Russian law) - 4.0 GPA. So, seven total years of studying law. Both were evaluated as Masters in Law.