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I am considering the idea of doing law school part-time recently, and Georgetown really appeals to me in that sense. Admissions stats are lower for the part time program, so I am wondering if it is slightly easier to get into than the full-time? I know the acceptance percentage is typically low, but then why the poorer stats overall?
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From what I have gathered and from who I have spoken to, the stats of those admitted to the PT program contribute to the overall median for the GPA/LSAT of that incoming class. The stats for the PT program are lower overall because there are fewer people that are willing to go into the PT program, and the applicants are not as qualified. When factoring in the stats of PT applicants, they are still ensuring that their medians are upheld or increased.
Hope that helps!
Hope that helps!
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I work with several ppl who are currently in the PT program. I think to a certain extent it’s just a different pool. It’s people who already work like crazy, possibly have families, commutes, etc. Their GPAs...who knows, because some have been out of school for some time. Their LSATs may not be as high because sinking a lot of time into studying is difficult with all the responsibilities listed above. What really recommends many of them is their work experience, their current positions, their drive to do more. Of course this is a generalization but it seems to be somewhat typical of the people I know in the program. And as someone who is more like that group (Work in a very demanding law firm job, ridiculous DC commute, family, and studying hard enough to get my LSAT score while keeping up with all of the above just about killed me), I think it would be a great group to attend law school with. If it would work for you I think it would be great. I guess what I’m saying is that the above comment that they are “less qualified” is problematic. Different qualifications, that’s all.
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I was in the PT program. If there is a quality difference (and there really isn't), it'd likely be in favor of the people with prior professional experience than the hordes of K-JDs, but either way it's still GULC so it's like arguing which garbage is the best garbage (I exaggerate... slightly).
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