T-14 QUestion

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newrich
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T-14 QUestion

Postby newrich » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:04 pm

What t-14 schools view their undergraduates favorably? For example, if I graduated from Georgetown, would Georgetown Law view me favorably? Thanks.

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bk1
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Re: T-14 QUestion

Postby bk1 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:10 pm

It's not going to be a large boost at any of them if it exists at all.

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dominkay
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Re: T-14 QUestion

Postby dominkay » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:11 pm

No, they don't really care. If you have a great GPA and LSAT, they will view you favorably regardless of where you went to undergrad. If you don't, they won't.

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TheBigMediocre
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Re: T-14 QUestion

Postby TheBigMediocre » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:13 pm

Harvard has been said to views its own pretty favorably and be a teeny-tiny bit more forgiving regarding GPA.

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Re: T-14 QUestion

Postby berkeleykel06 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:19 pm

newrich wrote:What t-14 schools view their undergraduates favorably? For example, if I graduated from Georgetown, would Georgetown Law view me favorably? Thanks.


I know Georgetown has an early assurance program for its undergrads that you can apply for in your junior year without an LSAT. I've heard its pretty competitive though so I don't know if it would really give you much of an advantage. I don't know about other schools.

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Re: T-14 QUestion

Postby MURPH » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:21 pm

None will give you a boost just for going there as an undergrad.

Maybe you can get a boost if you can find a law school professor that teaches undergrad courses who will give you a LOR. Some law schools are big on JD/Phd programs (Penn, YHS, NU, Chicago). Professors who are split between the law school and the Economics dept, for example, might have to teach an occasional 400 level Econ course. If you can get into such a course, get an A in the class, get to know the prof and tell him/her your ambitions then you might be able to get a LOR. You could also ask him/her to advise you on your senior thesis or senior writing project or work as a research assistant. I don't know for sure but I would bet that an LOR from a law prof at that school would be a strong LOR. It would carry more weight than an LOR from a history prof at the school or something.

I thought it was Michigan that let undergrads in without the LSAT not GULC. I could be wrong.

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Re: T-14 QUestion

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:22 pm

Yeah I know Michigan and U of Alabama do it (yes I know it's not a T-14).

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Re: T-14 QUestion

Postby NayBoer » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:28 pm

I think several schools have direct admission programs for their own undergrads with super high GPAs who don't take the LSAT. Pretty sure Michigan and maybe GULC.

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Re: T-14 QUestion

Postby NoleinNY » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:55 pm

MURPH wrote:I thought it was Michigan that let undergrads in without the LSAT not GULC. I could be wrong.


You are correct about the first part; not sure about the second.

Childhood friend of mine went to Michigan UG and was solicited by the Wolverine Scholars Program (didn't apply in the end because she wanted to be a psychologist):

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Re: T-14 QUestion

Postby holydonkey » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:07 pm

NoleinNY wrote:Childhood friend of mine went to Michigan UG and was solicited by the Wolverine Scholars Program
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DavidYurman85
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Re: T-14 QUestion

Postby DavidYurman85 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:04 pm

not a T14 but I think GWU might have an ealry entrance policy?

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Re: T-14 QUestion

Postby berkeleykel06 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:29 pm

DavidYurman85 wrote:not a T14 but I think GWU might have an ealry entrance policy?


GW has a 6 yr BA/JD program that I think you have to apply to out of high school. I don't think you can get in once you're already in college. And you still have to take the LSAT, although your score doesn't count.

In response to others, GULC definitely has an early assurance program: http://careerweb.georgetown.edu/prelaw/ ... 10291.html
It doesn't seem to have a minimum in-school semesters requirement like Michigan does (six semesters required at Michigan to qualify) so it looks like a more viable option for transfer students.

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Re: T-14 QUestion

Postby NoleinNY » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:19 pm

holydonkey wrote:
NoleinNY wrote:Childhood friend of mine went to Michigan UG and was solicited by the Wolverine Scholars Program
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I walked right into that.




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