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westie25
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Postby westie25 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:04 am

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cinephile
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Re: Non-traditional student?

Postby cinephile » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:08 am

Well, being a non-traditional student isn't the same as being a URM (unless you posted here because you're both URM and non-trad). But anyway, lots of law students are "non-traditional" so it's not much of a game-changer for admissions. It may help with looking for employment, though.

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Re: Non-traditional student?

Postby westie25 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:31 am

I'm not an URM. I've seen "Non-traditional student" listed separately from URM, so I was wondering who fell into this category.

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Re: Non-traditional student?

Postby cutecarmel » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:25 pm

A traditional student would go straight from undergrad to law school, so you would be considered non-traditional.

PS. Working during undergrad doesn't make you non-traditional, it just means you didn't have rich parents throwing you money :lol:
...*sigh* dang I wish my parents were rich.

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Re: Non-traditional student?

Postby nygrrrl » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:42 pm

westie25 wrote:What are characteriscics of someone who would fall into the "non-traditional student" category? I believe I fall into that category, but I'm not sure.

I'm 27, so I'm not a typical 21- or 22-year-old applicant. I've also been a paralegal for 6 1/2 years, and I worked full-time/part-time while putting myself through undergrad. Is this what they mean by "non-traditional?" I wasn't sure if this more applied to people 30+, people with children, low-income students, etc.

Also, I don't make that much working part-time about $19K.

Thanks for the input!

IMHO you might barely fall into non-trad, but only b/c of age. I think of non-trads as over 30, maybe coming from a completely different profession, WE maybe outside of law... but that's just me.




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