Can Residency Affect Adcomms in Private Law Schools?

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Modus Ponens
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Can Residency Affect Adcomms in Private Law Schools?

Postby Modus Ponens » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:53 pm

Title basically says it all...

For example, can being a North Carolina resident make the chance of admission at Duke better or worse? Or does it not matter?

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Re: Can Residency Affect Adcomms in Private Law Schools?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:55 pm

Modus Ponens wrote:Title basically says it all...

For example, can being a North Carolina resident make the chance of admission at Duke better or worse? Or does it not matter?


Residency doesn't matter at all. Being from the area helps you avoid Yield Protection though.

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Re: Can Residency Affect Adcomms in Private Law Schools?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:04 pm

Yes. Most high profile private schools like to have geographic diversity.

In the case of Duke, you would probably need higher numbers than the average candidate if you are from North Carolina, as a lot people from NC would likely apply.

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Re: Can Residency Affect Adcomms in Private Law Schools?

Postby cmckid » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:13 pm

Hopefully; don't think a lot of Tennesseans make it out of TN. Might play in my favor

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Re: Can Residency Affect Adcomms in Private Law Schools?

Postby ahduth » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:52 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Yes. Most high profile private schools like to have geographic diversity.

In the case of Duke, you would probably need higher numbers than the average candidate if you are from North Carolina, as a lot people from NC would likely apply.


Pretty sure Stanford dinged me because I'm from Illinois.

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Re: Can Residency Affect Adcomms in Private Law Schools?

Postby 071816 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:54 pm

Can it? Probably in some cases

Will it? Probably not

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Re: Can Residency Affect Adcomms in Private Law Schools?

Postby Sounder89 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:29 pm

Yes but the effect is pretty small. Not in the sense that being from NC would help you get into Duke, more like being from Alaska or some other underrepresented state might help because law schools want geographic diversity in their classes.

tbh it doesnt really make much of a difference for private schools. With publics, well it really depends on the state and the school.




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