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Admissions Question: March 9

March 09, 2014

Q: Can I take a couple of law classes before being formally accepted into the law school?

A: No, you cannot enroll in any courses for credit prior to being admitted to the law school. There is the ability to “audit” courses at the law school, but if you do so and later attend the law school, you cannot transfer those in as credits toward your law degree. Auditing is meant for those that need a couple of courses for their employment or general knowledge, but not for later admission or to see if law school is something one would want to do. Only upper-division (not first-year) courses are available for auditing and only if they aren’t already filled.  Check with the Registrar for the cost of auditing a course.

We do allow prospective law students to sit in on a class or two as a one time visitor, but obviously, this is not the same as auditing.  If you’d like to do that you can fill out our online visitor form at:  http://www.lclark.edu/law/offices/admissions/visit_us/schedule_a_visit/.

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