Two legal internships good enough to get into DePaul

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Tomandjerry
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Two legal internships good enough to get into DePaul

Postby Tomandjerry » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:47 pm

I am currently doing my second legal internship I am a African American who will take last tomorrow and want to go to DePaul any advice.

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Re: Two legal internships good enough to get into DePaul

Postby Birdnals » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:49 pm

Get a good test score and don't go to DePaul unless you have a full ride and a job lined up.

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Re: Two legal internships good enough to get into DePaul

Postby Tomandjerry » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:57 pm

What's wrong with DePaul if you don't mind me asking also any good schools you can refer to me

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Re: Two legal internships good enough to get into DePaul

Postby Birdnals » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:02 pm

Tomandjerry wrote:What's wrong with DePaul if you don't mind me asking also any good schools you can refer to me

It's one of 5 law schools in Chicago, a legal market that still hasn't bounced back. With most of UIUC going to Chicago it is, at best, the 4th best law school there.

Look at the employment stats. Focus on getting a great LSAT, then come back with numbers and TLS can steer you in the right direction/

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Re: Two legal internships good enough to get into DePaul

Postby Tomandjerry » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:05 pm

Thanks but as far as two internships both dealing with crime and punishment does that help me out or no.

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Re: Two legal internships good enough to get into DePaul

Postby Tomandjerry » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:07 pm

Thanks but as far as two internships both dealing with crime and punishment does that help me out or no.

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Re: Two legal internships good enough to get into DePaul

Postby Birdnals » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:07 pm

Tomandjerry wrote:Thanks but as far as two internships both dealing with crime and punishment does that help me out or no.

Slightly, but not really. Being a URM is a far greater bump than you internships. 75% of kids in law school have the same internships, or were clerks/paralegals/ coming from the professional world. It will give you an edge over another URM with the exact same LSAT/GPA, but that is about it.

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Re: Two legal internships good enough to get into DePaul

Postby Tomandjerry » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:32 pm

Sorry I don't get the terminology URM can you help me out with that one lol I am new to this sight.

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Re: Two legal internships good enough to get into DePaul

Postby sunynp » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:39 pm

Tomandjerry wrote:Sorry I don't get the terminology URM can you help me out with that one lol I am new to this sight.


Under represented minority.

Tell you what, concentrate on the exam tomorrow and do your best. While you are waiting for results, you can learn all there is to know about law school admissions right here on TLS.

Good luck tomorrow.




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