How much does lack of legal experience hurt an AA male?

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rgndvo
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How much does lack of legal experience hurt an AA male?

Postby rgndvo » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:13 pm

My numbers are 167 3.55 and I am retaking in Oct (applying after that). I wonder whether a paucity of legal experience (I will just have a few months volunteering at the public defenders office by app time) hurt similar apps? I am hoping for Harvard but not holding my breath.

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gin
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Re: How much does lack of legal experience hurt an AA male?

Postby gin » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:53 pm

Don't make duplicate threads
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=164693

rgndvo
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Re: How much does lack of legal experience hurt an AA male?

Postby rgndvo » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:57 pm

My apologies. I intended this thread to be tailored specifically to AA's from similar backgrounds.

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Moxie
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Re: How much does lack of legal experience hurt an AA male?

Postby Moxie » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:51 pm

It won't matter at all.

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Re: How much does lack of legal experience hurt an AA male?

Postby bk1 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:58 pm

rgndvo wrote:My apologies. I intended this thread to be tailored specifically to AA's from similar backgrounds.


Why would it matter if the person who lacked legal experience was black, white, Asian, Native, orange, yellow, purple, whatever?

The more important thing is that lack of legal experience doesn't hurt anybody applying to law school no matter their background.

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Re: How much does lack of legal experience hurt an AA male?

Postby MsMissce » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:07 pm

None! I encourage you to apply as many t14 as you can afford, or those that have waived your application. Also, try to do this as early as possible. Like before the end of November.




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