A couple of newbie questions

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A couple of newbie questions

Postby RedTop » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:41 pm

Wonder if anyone can help regarding my girlfriend's application:

1) She has three letters of recommendation, two from when she applied to graduate school in about 2003, and one from her current boss. If LSAC has all three, and an application asks for two, how does she specify which two LSAC should send?

2) She is neither a U.S. citizen nor permanent resident. If she goes to law school, we will get married, but of course we don't want to say anything about that in her application. Will a law school admit her without some evidence that she can legally enter and study in the USA?

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Re: A couple of newbie questions

Postby trudat15 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:42 pm

RedTop wrote:Wonder if anyone can help regarding my girlfriend's application:

1) She has three letters of recommendation, two from when she applied to graduate school in about 2003, and one from her current boss. If LSAC has all three, and an application asks for two, how does she specify which two LSAC should send?

2) She is neither a U.S. citizen nor permanent resident. If she goes to law school, we will get married, but of course we don't want to say anything about that in her application. Will a law school admit her without some evidence that she can legally enter and study in the USA?



As far as the first question, they will ask you which LOR you want to assign to a school, then those are the ones that get sent. No idea on second.

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Re: A couple of newbie questions

Postby merichard87 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:08 am

why don't yall just get married now and make this a non-issue.

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Re: A couple of newbie questions

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:13 am

She'll need a student visa. If she's currently in the US without status, she should leave ASAP and apply from her home country. If she applies while here illegally, she could get caught and face the 3/10 bar, which would suck. Not even a fiance visa can trump it.

If she's here on work or some other sort of visa, she'll be fine to apply as an international student who happens to live here for the moment. The school where she attends will then issue her a student visa, and she'll most likely have to surrender her current visa.

HTH.

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Re: A couple of newbie questions

Postby calicocat » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:08 am

RedTop wrote:2) She is neither a U.S. citizen nor permanent resident. If she goes to law school, we will get married, but of course we don't want to say anything about that in her application. Will a law school admit her without some evidence that she can legally enter and study in the USA?

she doesn't have to specify anything like this on her application. Once she decides on a school, she can start applying for a student visa which she will need in order to attend.

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Re: A couple of newbie questions

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:03 am

Eugenie Danglars wrote:She'll need a student visa. If she's currently in the US without status, she should leave ASAP and apply from her home country. If she applies while here illegally, she could get caught and face the 3/10 bar, which would suck. Not even a fiance visa can trump it.

If she's here on work or some other sort of visa, she'll be fine to apply as an international student who happens to live here for the moment. The school where she attends will then issue her a student visa, and she'll most likely have to surrender her current visa.

HTH.


This is credited. If she is here illegally, she needs to leave ASAP.

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Re: A couple of newbie questions

Postby RedTop » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:37 am

She's not here illegally. She just visits me here, entirely legally. She lives, owns a home, and works in her home country.

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Re: A couple of newbie questions

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:03 pm

RedTop wrote:She's not here illegally. She just visits me here, entirely legally. She lives, owns a home, and works in her home country.


Then they won't care because they will issue her a student visa if/when accepted.




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