Law School Discussion

Applying to Law School => Law School Admissions => Topic started by: eliyahu hanavi on August 18, 2006, 10:26:11 PM

Title: I'm applying from a foreign country-- should I use my parent's US addrs or mine?
Post by: eliyahu hanavi on August 18, 2006, 10:26:11 PM
On my applications?
Title: Re: I'm applying from a foreign country-- should I use my parent's US addrs or m
Post by: RainbowBrite on August 19, 2006, 02:22:14 PM
That depends. Are you applying from a foreign country because you are travelling or studying there? Or are you applying from a foreign country because you are living and working there?

If you are travelling, use your parent's address in the US (since I would assume that you wouldn't have a reliable address for law schools to send things to)
If you are studying, use your address at school as your current address and your parent's as your permanent
If you are living and working there and will be until Sept 07 you can use your address as your permanent if you want, but definately use it as your current.

The applications always ask you to check if you are a US citizen / perm resident, so using a foreign mailing address won't make you look international if you aren't. Similarly, using your parent's US address won't make you look American if you aren't! Don't even try lying because they will notice when it comes to finaid time, and if the lie isn't caught there, it will be caught before you take the bar!

The worst thing that can happen is things take a couple of extra days to get to you.