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Undergraduate feeding to its Law School...


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Undergraduate feeding to its Law School...
« on: June 01, 2004, 05:53:48 PM »
Now, I know, for example that at Penn Law and Georgetown Law (and probably almost every law school for that matter) that the undergraduate schools that are most represented are the respective undergraduate programs at that university.  I'm sure this has to do with the higher rate of applications coming from these undergraduate programs.  But, to what extent do schools, especially the Top 14, take into account that the application is coming from 'within the family?'

I have heard that schools are discouraged from taking their own students.  I have heard that schools like to reward their own undergraduates.  Thoughts?


Re: Undergraduate feeding to its Law School...
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2004, 07:35:15 PM »
I recently had a conversation with one of the deans at Fordham University and she said that Fordham Law goes out of its way to admit students from outside NYC, so coming from Fordham undergrad is definitely not an advantage.  This is their way of building an image as a national school rather than a local NY school.