« on: March 25, 2006, 12:37:11 AM »
Most Law Schools, with the exception of Harvard Law, Georgetown Law, and a few others, prefer to have academically diverse students (students from DIFFERENT UG institutions). I did a little bit of research of NYU Law School. I looked at in-depth statistics that indicate a large portion of students entering Year One at NYU from schools across the country, with a small chunk of students from NYU UG. Yes, this is only one example; but I do know, for a fact, that some schools prefer to have their own advance to their graduate schools (such as, and ESPECIALLY, Harvard) whereas, most prefer to have fresh students so they can re-teach them everything in Law School.
I suppose financial aid also applies as a method of discouragement, and trying to squeeze out more money from the students--win:win situation for the LS. They get a diverse body of students, or more money from local students. Universities these days run like a business, not as an educational institution. I believe the University of Chicago is one of the few schools that go against the grain and place a huge emphasis on learning, not money.