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(urgent) for part time applications,
« on: February 03, 2008, 11:05:49 AM »



Is there a restriction  as to foreigners -- non- US citizens-- cannot apply part-time at law schools in the US?

Or, does this depend on different law schools?


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Re: (urgent) for part time applications,
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 11:35:46 AM »
I think you should probably just call the schools and ask. I don't know if PT affects visa issues, though.

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Re: (urgent) for part time applications,
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 12:10:16 PM »
Credited. The schools will know best.

LSAC data shows that 4% of the students
in Rutgers-Newark's part-time program
are foreign nationals. So it's certainly
possible.

You still need to figure out (a) what kind
of visa you need, and (b) whether the schools
you are applying to are ok with it.

If you can't get work authorization, then
some schools may want to know why you
are applying part-time, since you won't
be working.

Also, I *believe* that you are not supposed
to indicate an intention to stay in the US
if you are on a temporary visa such as a
student visa. I would think that going to
a US law school indicates an intention to
stay in the US, but that's just me.

You need an expert.

Talk to (1) the admissions office and/or
(2) the international student office at
different schools.

I would suggest Rutgers-Newark or Seton Hall
as the New Jersey schools get the most
international students.
Fordham J.D. Candidate, Class of 2011

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Re: (urgent) for part time applications,
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008, 12:51:35 PM »
See, this is the weird thing ...

It doesn't look like an F class visa
would allow you to register for part-time:

    http://www.nyu.edu/oiss/legal/visa/index.html

... but, as I said, both Rutgers and Seton Hall
have a number of part-time law students who are
foreign nationals.

So there must be a way to do it.

Unless green card holders ("permanent residents") are
considered foreign nationals for LSAC reporting purposes?

Talk to the schools.
Fordham J.D. Candidate, Class of 2011