Does Law Schools prefer Work Experience

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lawbull335
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Does Law Schools prefer Work Experience

Postby lawbull335 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:49 pm

Hello - I am currently finishing up my personal statements, having my LoRs sent in, and finishing up my resume. I am still trying to figure out what schools I would have the shot at getting in because my gpa was a 2.8 and my lsat was a 153 (only had 5 weeks to study). I do have one thing going for me and thats my job. I have been serving for almost two years. I have some incredible work experience and participated in many community service projects. I know this helps a lot, but at what schools?

Thanks for any advice/help.

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kinch
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Re: Does Law Schools prefer Work Experience

Postby kinch » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:52 pm

I don't think it helps THAT much, except with Northwestern, but that doesn't really matter with your numbers. If it's possible, retake the LSAT.

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Re: Does Law Schools prefer Work Experience

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:54 pm

do

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Re: Does Law Schools prefer Work Experience

Postby ATOIsp07 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:55 pm

Is yous serious?

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Re: Does Law Schools prefer Work Experience

Postby manbearwig » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:55 pm

lawbull335 wrote:Hello - I am currently finishing up my personal statements, having my LoRs sent in, and finishing up my resume. I am still trying to figure out what schools I would have the shot at getting in because my gpa was a 2.8 and my lsat was a 153 (only had 5 weeks to study). I do have one thing going for me and thats my job. I have been serving for almost two years. I have some incredible work experience and participated in many community service projects. I know this helps a lot, but at what schools?

Thanks for any advice/help.


Work experience helps, but only if you have the numbers. For example, if you did awesome on your LSAT, but your GPA is a bit low, like low 3.xx, work experience can make up for that. However, both of your numbers are really low, like there are few T4 schools that are possible admits. If your numbers are that low, two years of WE won't mean anything.

As much as this sucks, your best bet is to retake the LSAT, this time studying for it a lot more.

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Re: Does Law Schools prefer Work Experience

Postby TTH » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:55 pm

Substantive work experience helps at any school, but with your numbers, I would strongly recommending retaking the LSAT as no school worth going to is going to admit you.

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Re: Does Law Schools prefer Work Experience

Postby ariadne86 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:11 pm

Flame...look at his other post proclaiming a 4.0/174 and the fact that he hasn't started his applications: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=106517

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Re: Does Law Schools prefer Work Experience

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:58 pm

This is perhaps the weirdest flame ever.




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