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can I get into these schools with low toefl scores?

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moosg
Joined: 02 Oct 2009
Posts: 1
can I get into these schools with low toefl scores?
Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:45 PM
I got approx 90 on toefl.

I graduated LL.B. from a first class university and with honor. I've been working in a top tier law firm in my home country for 3-4 years.

I plan to apply to these universities:

1. Duke
2. Cornell
3. Northwestern
4. Georgetown
5. UCLA

I'd like to know if there's any chance for me to be admitted into the above universities. I know that my toefl score is somewhat underaverage. Please give me some advice. thanks!!!
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spikesf
Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 62
can I get into these schools with low toefl scores?
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:05 PM
If you can convince them that your English language skills are sufficient (for example at your law firm the main language is English) or that you are following English courses to improve your skills... I think it will very much depend on your motivation letter...
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MarinaK
Joined: 03 Oct 2009
Posts: 2
can I get into these schools with low toefl scores?
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:43 PM
You have to check this out from law school web sites. For example UCLA - 96 on the Internet-based test is the minimum score accepted. I suggest you to retake the TOEFL.
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tnuchpiam
Joined: 31 May 2009
Posts: 74
can I get into these schools with low toefl scores?
Mon Oct 05, 2009 02:08 PM
As has been suggested, you need to check out with the individual law schools what their minimum requirements are. I have found that some top schools demand relatively low minimum TOEFL scores. The thing is, however, you have to compete with many applicants with more than 100 TOEFL scores. In your case, I hope that your undergraduate performance and work experience provide you with an edge over some other candidates. You will never know until you have applied to these schools.
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Stagista11
Joined: 14 May 2008
Posts: 961
can I get into these schools with low toefl scores?
Mon Oct 05, 2009 04:37 PM
they are likely to put your admission file on hold and ask you to retake the toefl as soon as you can. it happened to me last year
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tulsi.az
Joined: 24 Oct 2009
Posts: 22
can I get into these schools with low toefl scores?
Thu Nov 12, 2009 08:34 AM
hi there,
I am also facing same situation as my tofel score is also below average i.e.85 but still i am thinking of applying in univ which do accept low tofel score such as Cornell,UC Davis.
if u have also come across such other good univ which do accept low tofel score,please let me know.
I have also good work experience in assisting Senior counsel and have got decent academic score.
I am basically interested in International law.Kindly let me know about your work experience and which field of law you will be interested in?I seek ur guideance.

regards,
Tulsi.
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