Iam 30 years old and single mother. I am working full time and taking everning classes at UCLA for the last two year and half. I have read that some law school accept student who does not have a BA, but just have some school credits. Does anyone knows which school does and what are the requirements ?
It absolutely IS possible to be admitted to an ABA-approved law school without having completed a 4-year or equivalent UG degree, such as a B.A. or B.S. I know because I'm a rising 2L at a T1 law school who never finished my UG.
What I did was, with all my applications, I sent an addendum explaining the hardship circumstances accounting for why I didn't complete UG all those years ago. I also printed out and sent as an attachment a copy of the ABA Legel Education standard that explicitly allows for schools to make an exception to the 4-year degree requirement. It's Sec. 502(b), by the way.
I applied to alot of schools, but most adamantly refuse to accept you w/out a UG degree. I got accepted to 5 schools, including two T1 schools, out of about 20 applications. The only reason I got any consideration is that I scored well on the LSAT, I think.
As far as a UG degree preparing you for law school, I'm sure the general rule is that it does. However, I finished within a whisker of the top 25% of my 1L class, which means I did better than a lot of people who did have their UG degrees and several with advanced degrees as well.