Law School Admissions / Re: UC Irvine offering full ride to class of 09, but it's non-aba accredited.« on: October 26, 2008, 05:02:43 PM »
my boss (well, ex-boss) quit his job in the IT department here at ucla law to work at UCI. i am not sure about the whole accredited thing, but i know i will be applying to UCI especially with everything my ex-boss has been telling me. the UCI application is quite comprehensive, requiring an additional statement to the personal statement and requiring 3 letters of recommendation. there are also a bunch of optional statements, like about diversity and whatnot, that you can provide. only 60 students are going to be accepted, and i know that a lot of faculty from other top-tier law schools were recruited to teach at UCI. i dunno, being a part of the first-class of a law school seems appealing, especially it being a small class (getting to know professor's on a really intimate level) and, of course, because it will be free.
i've also been told that they will be only accepting those with high gpa's and high lsat scores b/c they want to be a top tier law school asap. anyway i just incoherently spit out all i know about UCI law, sorry
I don't think too many top students (170+/3.6+) will choose free tuition at such risk vs. sure $$ at top schools. but 60 is a pretty small number and they just might pull this off.