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Author Topic: Any suggestions on how to overcome a low JD GPA  (Read 2880 times)


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Any suggestions on how to overcome a low JD GPA
« on: 02-04-09 at 07:34 am »

I finished my JD from a third tier law school in the Midwest. Unfortunately due to legitimate adverse life circumstances during all the three years of law school, my JD grades suffered. I did pass my state bar and patent bar exam on my first attempt though.  Is there any way I can overcome this low JD GPA by perhaps doing LLM in Intellectual Property Law and getting good grades in the LLM courses or will I be forever  doomed by my JD grades? It has been quite difficult for me because I have always been a 3.9 GPA student until my law school. My JD GPA is below 3. I am assuming more importance will be given to the later LLM law degree grades than the earlier JD grades. Appreciate any advice and suggestions you can offer


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Re: Any suggestions on how to overcome a low JD GPA
« Reply #1 on: 07-20-09 at 09:28 am »

the one thing i can think of is experience.  and good recommendations.  grades aren't everything.  a lot of students have high grades but limited common sense.  also i don't think a 3.0 is too bad because if your school scales it to a B than you are at the 50 percentile. 


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