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mattc12345
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when to apply?

Postby mattc12345 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:21 pm

hello,

i've been reading some of the FAQs on here, and they have been really helpful. however, i can't seem to find an answer to this question:

do students applying to law school normally apply in the fall of their senior year of undergrad? or do they wait until they've graduated and then apply after that? the reason i ask is because obviously in the latter case a law school would be able to see your four full years of grades, rather than just 3 or 3.5

thanks

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gdane
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Re: when to apply?

Postby gdane » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:32 pm

mattc12345 wrote:hello,

i've been reading some of the FAQs on here, and they have been really helpful. however, i can't seem to find an answer to this question:

do students applying to law school normally apply in the fall of their senior year of undergrad? or do they wait until they've graduated and then apply after that? the reason i ask is because obviously in the latter case a law school would be able to see your four full years of grades, rather than just 3 or 3.5

thanks


Apply whenever the hell you want. If youre set on going to law school right after undergrad, then apply the fall semester of your senior year. If you want to take some time off or if you think an extra two semesters of grades will really help you, then apply the following year. Its up to you.

Good luck!

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Neo
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Re: when to apply?

Postby Neo » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:41 pm

mattc12345 wrote:hello,

i've been reading some of the FAQs on here, and they have been really helpful. however, i can't seem to find an answer to this question:

do students applying to law school normally apply in the fall of their senior year of undergrad? or do they wait until they've graduated and then apply after that? the reason i ask is because obviously in the latter case a law school would be able to see your four full years of grades, rather than just 3 or 3.5

thanks



If the applicant wishes to attend law school immediately after undergrad, they should apply the fall semester during their senior year (i.e. the fall before they want to start law school). Law schools would consider grades up to that point for admission and ask for proof of graduation upon admission. I am pretty sure your graduating grades don't really matter so long as you don't fail out.

I hope that helps! Good luck!




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