Hanyang University (HYU) announced a proposal for the 2009 Law School admission procedure on April 7.
A total of 100 students will be accepted through two types of admission group. Application requirements for both types are a regular four years bachelor degree or an equivalent legally-certified degree, and the official scores of LEET (Legal Education Eligibility Test), and an authorized English examination such as TOEIC. Each type will be conducted through two steps. First step for both the types of examinations involves LEET score (language understanding and proving and reasoning sections), college academic report and authorized English test score. Second step involves screening of the application form, essay score of the LEET and an interview. For the interview in Type A admission, examination of a general interview will be given, while for Type B, 50:50 percentage of a general and an in-depth interview will be carried out. Internet acceptation of application forms commences on October 6. List of passers of the first step selection is planned to be announced on November 3 through HYU Homepage. For the passers of the first stage, Type A interview will be held from November 10 to 15, and from November 17 to 22 for the Type B.
The HYU Law School announced that 55 percent of the tuition paid by the students will be given as scholarships. Also, there is a special entrance for the socially disadvantaged, providing them with full three years exemption of the tuition. Disadvantaged groups include students are having economical difficulties, physically disabled or is a member of a social minority group.
Yoon Oh, a professor in the College of Law explained, "With the new system of Law Schools, it will soon become mandatory to study further in a Law School to pursue the law profession. Previously, students had to simply pass a judicial examination. The result is a heavier education expenses. That is why HYU decided to provide a special entrance with tuition exemption to lift the increased cost burden."
HYU Law School is considered one of the highest investors in facilities, faculty members and scholarships among the Law Schools.