Law School Discussion

Applying to Law School => Law School Admissions => Topic started by: woolgather on August 09, 2013, 03:01:03 AM

Title: Schools That Consider Low SES/Growing Up Poor
Post by: woolgather on August 09, 2013, 03:01:03 AM
What are schools that strongly consider economic background when applying? I know UCLA is one, also Michigan and UT. For example, UCLA has an addendum that specifically asks of any socioeconomic disadvantage.
Title: Re: Schools That Consider Low SES/Growing Up Poor
Post by: livinglegend on August 09, 2013, 12:44:31 PM
The reality is very few schools will consider that even if they allow you to write an addendum. Lawschooladmissions is 95% a numbers game if your on the fence your personal statement or addendum might be considered, but unless you have an extraordinary story i.e. you grew up in homeless in Somalia or something and found your way to the states and put yourself through college maybe they will go outside their numbers box, but even then they have standards for their numbers.

Title: Re: Schools That Consider Low SES/Growing Up Poor
Post by: CA Law Dean on August 15, 2013, 08:23:05 AM
If you live in California, or would be interested in living/working in California, consider one of the 18 California accredited, non-ABA law school (CALS). They are lower cost and as "opportunity law schools" have much broader admission policies that take SES seriously into consideration.

http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/Education/LegalEducation/LawSchools.aspx