PS about work experience?

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texasreznikoff
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PS about work experience?

Postby texasreznikoff » Sun May 14, 2017 6:17 pm

i've only been out of college for a year, but i think i want my current job to be a big focus of my app, as it is unique/interesting/relevant to the type of law i want to practice in the future. i'm already planning on getting a letter of rec from my current boss, so do you think it would be a little too much to also write a PS about what i've learned doing this work? i don't want to fall into resume regurgitation territory.

cavalier1138
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Re: PS about work experience?

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun May 14, 2017 6:30 pm

If it's a personal story tied to your job, that's fine. If it's just telling the ad comms about how great the work is by listing all the interesting projects you're involved in, then find another topic.

Also, if your boss is going to be a letter-writer for you, I'd recommend having them be a third letter. You're only a year out of undergrad, and academic LORs carry a lot more weight than employer LORs. You want to have two professors writing for you.

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Re: PS about work experience?

Postby dabigchina » Sun May 14, 2017 8:02 pm

I wrote about work and I slightly outperformed my numbers. I think you'll be fine.

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Re: PS about work experience?

Postby NotAGolfer » Mon May 15, 2017 4:02 pm

If you can tie your work experience to why you want to go to law school/be a lawyer, I think it makes sense.




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