does going to UVA undergrad carry any weight for UVA law?

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does going to UVA undergrad carry any weight for UVA law?

Postby philly93 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:21 pm

title says it all

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Re: does going to UVA undergrad carry any weight for UVA law?

Postby WahooLaw24 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:54 pm

I don't know that anyone would be able to answer that question definitively one way or another. If you're a resident of Virginia, that will help your chances as the law school has to take a large amount of Virginia residents to fill every class.

Most likely going to UVA for undergrad will just help you write a more convincing and detailed "Why UVA," which would help you in a way. To say that the adcomm will give you bonus points for going to undergrad there would just be speculation though.

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Re: does going to UVA undergrad carry any weight for UVA law?

Postby krookard » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:54 pm

It definitely does. The career center has the numbers for UVA undergrads being accepted into UVA law and they are significantly lower than the overall medians. Unsure what I did with the printout but they can give it to you.

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Re: does going to UVA undergrad carry any weight for UVA law?

Postby l0g0s » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:06 pm

krookard wrote:It definitely does. The career center has the numbers for UVA undergrads being accepted into UVA law and they are significantly lower than the overall medians. Unsure what I did with the printout but they can give it to you.


Overall medians or VA resident medians? This is likely to be a byproduct of many UVA undergrads being VA residents.

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Re: does going to UVA undergrad carry any weight for UVA law?

Postby Lumieres » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:18 pm

WahooLaw24 wrote:If you're a resident of Virginia, that will help your chances as the law school has to take a large amount of Virginia residents to fill every class.


Does this apply to all other public, state schools?

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Re: does going to UVA undergrad carry any weight for UVA law?

Postby BigLawer » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:20 pm

If you are a resident that will help. They have a 40% (i think) in state requirement. I know a couple people who are 1Ls and went to UVA for UG. Does it give you a leg up over W&M or U Richmond? Nope not at all

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Re: does going to UVA undergrad carry any weight for UVA law?

Postby 09042014 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:39 pm

Lumieres wrote:
WahooLaw24 wrote:If you're a resident of Virginia, that will help your chances as the law school has to take a large amount of Virginia residents to fill every class.


Does this apply to all other public, state schools?



No usually not. Michigan, Penn, Berkeley are free to take who they want.

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Re: does going to UVA undergrad carry any weight for UVA law?

Postby longlivetheking » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:13 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Lumieres wrote:
WahooLaw24 wrote:If you're a resident of Virginia, that will help your chances as the law school has to take a large amount of Virginia residents to fill every class.


Does this apply to all other public, state schools?



No usually not. Michigan, Penn, Berkeley are free to take who they want.



i approve this penn-trolling

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Re: does going to UVA undergrad carry any weight for UVA law?

Postby star fox » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:03 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Lumieres wrote:
WahooLaw24 wrote:If you're a resident of Virginia, that will help your chances as the law school has to take a large amount of Virginia residents to fill every class.


Does this apply to all other public, state schools?



No usually not. Michigan, Penn, Berkeley are free to take who they want.


Penn, like NYU, is private despite the very public sounding name.

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Re: does going to UVA undergrad carry any weight for UVA law?

Postby curious66 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:08 pm

john7234797 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Lumieres wrote:
WahooLaw24 wrote:If you're a resident of Virginia, that will help your chances as the law school has to take a large amount of Virginia residents to fill every class.


Does this apply to all other public, state schools?

No usually not. Michigan, Penn, Berkeley are free to take who they want.


Penn, like NYU, is private despite the very public sounding name.


Michigan is free to take who they want for the most part, although they have about 20% Michigan residents, only 2% of the Law School funding is from the state.
Berkeley takes about 50% California residents -- and I believe is more dependent on CA state funding.
UT for example is required to take about 70% instate (best I remember).

Penn is not a public university as the poster noted above :).

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Re: does going to UVA undergrad carry any weight for UVA law?

Postby Big Dog » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:16 pm

Berkeley takes about 50% California residents -- and I believe is more dependent on CA state funding.


That is more a result of self-selection by the applicants, which tend towards an east coast bias/preference.

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Re: does going to UVA undergrad carry any weight for UVA law?

Postby voytek » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:23 pm

BigLawer wrote:If you are a resident that will help. They have a 40% (i think) in state requirement. I know a couple people who are 1Ls and went to UVA for UG. Does it give you a leg up over W&M or U Richmond? Nope not at all


There is not a set-in-stone requirement since the law school is financially independent from uva undergrad. When I visited the school last year the admissions deans said they shoot for around 30 percent VA residents but it's give or take.

I agree with above that having gone to UVA undergrad probably will help you write a better "why UVA" essay and therefore avoid YP.




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