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temahn
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Before Law School

Postby temahn » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:38 pm

Hello everyone, I am wondering how going to the Peace Corpe for two years before going to Law School will help my chances to get into a good law program. Input is appreciated.

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ResolutePear
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Re: Before Law School

Postby ResolutePear » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:40 pm

Too Arbitrary. Will not answer.

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cinephile
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Re: Before Law School

Postby cinephile » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:48 pm

Were you planning on doing Peace Corps regardless of its potential effect on getting into law schools?

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Re: Before Law School

Postby Moxie » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:55 pm

It'll probably have a marginal effect (positive)

Of course, it goes without saying that the Peace Corps is a huge commitment, and shouldn't be done just to improve admissions chances.

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Re: Before Law School

Postby rangers0412 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:15 pm

Until # of peace corp members entering the incoming class has an effect on a schools USN ranking I wouldnt bank on it helping you.

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Re: Before Law School

Postby FlanSolo » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:29 pm

temahn wrote:Hello everyone, I am wondering how going to the Peace Corpe for two years before going to Law School will help my chances to get into a good law program. Input is appreciated.


It will help on the margin, especially if you're looking to do public interest, but you'll still need to clear number ranges if you want to get in at a given school. The thing to remember is that just about everyone applying to law school is fairly driven and accordingly, has some unique factors to their application to make them stand out. As such, by the far the most helpful thing you can do is max out your LSAT score if you're finished with school, and if you're still in school, max out your GPA in addition to maxing out your LSAT.

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Law Sauce
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Re: Before Law School

Postby Law Sauce » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:39 pm

It probably wont be such a big factor in admissions but it may help for some Public Interest jobs which require some public service background after law school.

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Re: Before Law School

Postby imbored25 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:04 pm

cinephile wrote:Were you planning on doing Peace Corps regardless of its potential effect on getting into law schools?


this, if your only doing it for the slight positive then don't. if however you really want to then go ahead, it will be a great experience, i think




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