Pre-existing conditions - barrier for my LLM?


housemd
Hi @all!

I've been accepted my severals law schools (YLS, HLS, Berkeley).

My problem: I have some pre-existing conditions/health problems. In my view they won't affect my suitability for the LLM year and there is no need for expensive ongoing treatments (no severe problems like asthma, diabetes etc).

Does someone have experiences with such a situation? Can I be rejected by the law school because of pre-existing conditions?

Thank you very much!
Hi @all!

I've been accepted my severals law schools (YLS, HLS, Berkeley).

My problem: I have some pre-existing conditions/health problems. In my view they won't affect my suitability for the LLM year and there is no need for expensive ongoing treatments (no severe problems like asthma, diabetes etc).

Does someone have experiences with such a situation? Can I be rejected by the law school because of pre-existing conditions?

Thank you very much!
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NapZ
Also I do believe that most schools actually "like" people who have such conditions because it allows them to have a wider "diversity" of students. Also, in the United States (most likely in other English speaking countries like Canada and the UK), I think that most (all?) schools have a quota system - which is why they ask you in your application if you are a latino, a native American, etc.

So I really would not worry about this if I were you. I am sure the school administrations would be very happy to help you.

Wishing you guys the best
Also I do believe that most schools actually "like" people who have such conditions because it allows them to have a wider "diversity" of students. Also, in the United States (most likely in other English speaking countries like Canada and the UK), I think that most (all?) schools have a quota system - which is why they ask you in your application if you are a latino, a native American, etc.

So I really would not worry about this if I were you. I am sure the school administrations would be very happy to help you.

Wishing you guys the best
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Lawgirl1
Hi @all!

I've been accepted my severals law schools (YLS, HLS, Berkeley).

My problem: I have some pre-existing conditions/health problems. In my view they won't affect my suitability for the LLM year and there is no need for expensive ongoing treatments (no severe problems like asthma, diabetes etc).

Does someone have experiences with such a situation? Can I be rejected by the law school because of pre-existing conditions?

Thank you very much!


You can't be discriminated against and my experience of the relevant uni departments is that they're happy to help you as much as possible! Health comes first but I would go for it as you're obviously very talented to have gotten in those schools !
[quote]Hi @all!

I've been accepted my severals law schools (YLS, HLS, Berkeley).

My problem: I have some pre-existing conditions/health problems. In my view they won't affect my suitability for the LLM year and there is no need for expensive ongoing treatments (no severe problems like asthma, diabetes etc).

Does someone have experiences with such a situation? Can I be rejected by the law school because of pre-existing conditions?

Thank you very much![/quote]

You can't be discriminated against and my experience of the relevant uni departments is that they're happy to help you as much as possible! Health comes first but I would go for it as you're obviously very talented to have gotten in those schools !
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I don't think you will be rejected because of health conditions, but in the U.S. we are all required to have a health insurance. Some universities have Medical Schools and the insurance is from the university itself.

If I were you, I would ask about health insurance and how does it work in the law schools you are interested in, so you can have more information and talk about your preexisting condition, maybe the price for your insurance will be different or something like that.

Hope it helps!
I don't think you will be rejected because of health conditions, but in the U.S. we are all required to have a health insurance. Some universities have Medical Schools and the insurance is from the university itself.

If I were you, I would ask about health insurance and how does it work in the law schools you are interested in, so you can have more information and talk about your preexisting condition, maybe the price for your insurance will be different or something like that.

Hope it helps!
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Hi @all!

I've been accepted my severals law schools (YLS, HLS, Berkeley).

My problem: I have some pre-existing conditions/health problems. In my view they won't affect my suitability for the LLM year and there is no need for expensive ongoing treatments (no severe problems like asthma, diabetes etc).

Does someone have experiences with such a situation? Can I be rejected by the law school because of pre-existing conditions?

Thank you very much!


Some universities ask you to disclose about all your health conditions before you arrive in the US.
Mostly, your pre-existing condition will deprive you of your right to pursue your LLM if its a kind of a transmitted disease. As long as your disease or condition doesn't pose any threat on other students, you shall be okay.

And congratulations for getting into the best schools!

[Edited by The will of fire on Mar 20, 2017]

[quote]Hi @all!

I've been accepted my severals law schools (YLS, HLS, Berkeley).

My problem: I have some pre-existing conditions/health problems. In my view they won't affect my suitability for the LLM year and there is no need for expensive ongoing treatments (no severe problems like asthma, diabetes etc).

Does someone have experiences with such a situation? Can I be rejected by the law school because of pre-existing conditions?

Thank you very much![/quote]

Some universities ask you to disclose about all your health conditions before you arrive in the US.
Mostly, your pre-existing condition will deprive you of your right to pursue your LLM if its a kind of a transmitted disease. As long as your disease or condition doesn't pose any threat on other students, you shall be okay.

And congratulations for getting into the best schools!
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