Applying from abroad

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kaveman
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Applying from abroad

Postby kaveman » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:14 am

I did undergrad in the States and graduated about a year ago. I want to apply to law school this fall, but I'm abroad and would like to stay abroad while I do so. Any pitfalls or hurdles that I should expect, maybe with regard to letters of rec, transcripts, or anything else? Thanks in advance.

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Moxie
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Re: Applying from abroad

Postby Moxie » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:26 am

As long as you can contact professors for LORs (and provide them with information to write the best rec possible), that shouldn't be an issue. Granted, it would be better to sit down in person with them and discuss your desire to attend law school, but that can obviously be done via phone or email.

The only possible downside is possible LS interviews (only offered or required by a handful of schools). Obviously you would need to find a way to accomodate those situations.

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Re: Applying from abroad

Postby cinephile » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:30 am

Are you applying as an in-state applicant anywhere? I applied while abroad and was disqualified for in-state tuition for listing a foreign address and phone number. This might depend on your state of residency.

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Re: Applying from abroad

Postby kaveman » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:34 pm

cinephile wrote:Are you applying as an in-state applicant anywhere? I applied while abroad and was disqualified for in-state tuition for listing a foreign address and phone number. This might depend on your state of residency.


I'll be applying in state to CA schools. My permanent address is still in CA. By the time I send in my apps, I'll only have been gone for like 3 months, and another 3 or 4 after.

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Re: Applying from abroad

Postby MoS » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:40 pm

Moxie wrote:The only possible downside is possible LS interviews (only offered or required by a handful of schools). Obviously you would need to find a way to accomodate those situations.


Even this isn't a huge problem I had a friend in Thailand that did a couple of interviews on skype and he did one for Vanderbilt with an alumni who worked in Bangkok.

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Re: Applying from abroad

Postby cinephile » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:57 pm

kaveman wrote:
cinephile wrote:Are you applying as an in-state applicant anywhere? I applied while abroad and was disqualified for in-state tuition for listing a foreign address and phone number. This might depend on your state of residency.


I'll be applying in state to CA schools. My permanent address is still in CA. By the time I send in my apps, I'll only have been gone for like 3 months, and another 3 or 4 after.


Hopefully you'll be okay. I still listed my permanent address as in OH, but they stated that since I would have been out of the state for 6+ months out of the 12 months prior to matriculation, that I didn't get residency.




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