cantexplaingottago wrote:Lavitz wrote:Rubbishdump wrote:Ugh, just filling out my health history forms now. Think I need to go get a physical but don't know when I can get one scheduled - is June 1st a hard deadline for this? :/
PSA: Law students do NOT need to get a physical.
This has been a source of confusion for at least the past 4 years.
What is your source? I was told I needed one by JD Admissions last year.
The original source was Gannett. Someone called up and asked about that language on that website and they said to ignore it and that it didn't apply to grad students. This was 4 years ago. I've been giving this advice every year, and neither I nor anyone in my class, the c/o 2017, or probably the c/o 2018 had to have a physical.
It's possible they changed the policy, but it's also possible that "JD Admissions" is mistaken and just got fooled by the same language as everyone else. Ask around your class and see if everyone else got one.
For 0Ls, I'd recommend someone calls someone at Gannett or whatever office is listed as being responsible for these forms and confirm what the current policy is. But I'd be willing to bet you don't need one.