Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

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Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

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jdhopeful11
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Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:41 pm

I've taken noteworthy acting classes and will have a small part in the upcoming movie Step Up 3-D. I also have a few noteworthy background roles which I have also included in my resume.

When admission council members see this with an already impressive resume, will they be star struck or is it irrelevant?

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby pleasetryagain » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:45 pm

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:46 pm

pleasetryagain wrote:Image



i take that as star struck :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby BigFatPanda » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:47 pm

It appears LSAT/GPA is the only thing that really mattered. Unless of course, you're such an actor that your acting convince them you've scored a 170 when in reality you scored only 160.

The short answer:

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Stop acting and get your LSAT in shape! (If you are that dude from Jersey Shore who's going for law school, U R NOT AN ACTOR!)

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:48 pm

andyman wrote:I've taken noteworthy acting classes and will have a small part in the upcoming movie Step Up 3-D. I also have a few noteworthy background roles which I have also included in my resume.

When admission council members see this with an already impressive resume, will they be star struck or is it irrelevant?


How many Oscars/Tonys/Emmys have you won?

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:49 pm

BigFatPanda wrote:It appears LSAT/GPA is the only thing that really mattered. Unless of course, you're such an actor that your acting convince them you've scored a 170 when in reality you scored only 160.

The short answer:

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Stop acting and get your LSAT in shape! (If you are that dude from Jersey Shore who's going for law school, U R NOT AN ACTOR!)


haha nah im taking the LSAT on the 27th in DC (im here in DC interning somewhere right now). My diagnostic is 166, but I am hoping an extra week can get me a point or 2 higher.

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:49 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
andyman wrote:I've taken noteworthy acting classes and will have a small part in the upcoming movie Step Up 3-D. I also have a few noteworthy background roles which I have also included in my resume.

When admission council members see this with an already impressive resume, will they be star struck or is it irrelevant?


How many Oscars/Tonys/Emmys have you won?



none im only 22 and I just started acting 8 months ago

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby BigFatPanda » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:51 pm

andyman wrote:none im only 22 and I just started acting 8 months ago


Please tell me you are not a porn star

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:51 pm

andyman wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
andyman wrote:I've taken noteworthy acting classes and will have a small part in the upcoming movie Step Up 3-D. I also have a few noteworthy background roles which I have also included in my resume.

When admission council members see this with an already impressive resume, will they be star struck or is it irrelevant?


How many Oscars/Tonys/Emmys have you won?



none im only 22 and I just started acting 8 months ago


Then it won't matter.

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:52 pm

BigFatPanda wrote:
andyman wrote:none im only 22 and I just started acting 8 months ago


Please tell me you are not a porn star



I am a porn star

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:53 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
andyman wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
andyman wrote:I've taken noteworthy acting classes and will have a small part in the upcoming movie Step Up 3-D. I also have a few noteworthy background roles which I have also included in my resume.

When admission council members see this with an already impressive resume, will they be star struck or is it irrelevant?


How many Oscars/Tonys/Emmys have you won?



none im only 22 and I just started acting 8 months ago


Then it won't matter.


How can you disqualify legitimate training and experience on the basis of how long that I've been doing it for?

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby gymboree » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:55 pm

this will serve as nothing more than an interesting soft, and by that I mean, little to no effect.

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby Ragged » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:55 pm

Probably a flame, but if not then I think its a pretty unique soft that will be a plus, regardless of whether you won any awards. (If he won an Emmy he would not be trying to go to law school, but instead would continue pursuing an acting career) But then again I agree with Panda - like any soft, its going to help only if you are a borderline candidate.

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:57 pm

Ragged wrote:Probably a flame, but if not then I think its a pretty unique soft that will be a plus, regardless of whether you won any awards. (If he won an Emmy he would not be trying to go to law school, but instead would continue pursuing an acting career) But then again I agree with Panda - like any soft, its going to help only if you are a borderline candidate.



what do you mean by "probably a flame"? I am not up to speed with TLS forum lingo

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby pleasetryagain » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:59 pm

It would help Brad Pitt. It didn't help Jerry O'Connell. It won't help the OP.

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:59 pm

Ragged wrote:Probably a flame, but if not then I think its a pretty unique soft that will be a plus, regardless of whether you won any awards. (If he won an Emmy he would not be trying to go to law school, but instead would continue pursuing an acting career) But then again I agree with Panda - like any soft, its going to help only if you are a borderline candidate.


I think there's a multiple Emmy winner attending Yale Law right now.

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:00 pm

pleasetryagain wrote:It would help Brad Pitt. It didn't help Jerry O'Connell. It won't help the OP.



Jerry O' Connell is an idiot. Zachary Taylor Thomas is in Harvard somehow (i wonder how).........

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby agentdedalus » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:01 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
andyman wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
andyman wrote:I've taken noteworthy acting classes and will have a small part in the upcoming movie Step Up 3-D. I also have a few noteworthy background roles which I have also included in my resume.

When admission council members see this with an already impressive resume, will they be star struck or is it irrelevant?


How many Oscars/Tonys/Emmys have you won?



none im only 22 and I just started acting 8 months ago


Then it won't matter.


I don't think Helmholtz overstates this... either Columbia or Yale list an Emmy award-winning producer as being part of their current class in order to emphasize their broad range of students. That said, if you have solid numbers, this could be something that helps you stand out from the crowd, though I can pretty much guarantee that no adcomm is going to be remotely "star struck."
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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby iamtaw » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:02 pm

Have you played either someone in law school or a law school graduate?

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:03 pm

iamtaw wrote:Have you played either someone in law school or a law school graduate?


No, but I was in Law & Order SVU :mrgreen:

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby ricking1288 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:07 pm

which episode?

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:07 pm

ricking1288 wrote:which episode?


"Ballerina" - i think ep 12 of the recent season

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby Mr. Matlock » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:08 pm

andyman wrote:
iamtaw wrote:Have you played either someone in law school or a law school graduate?


No, but I was in Law & Order SVU :mrgreen:

From what you've stated, you don't seem to be anything other than a glorified set piece that steals M&M's off the carafe services table.

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby jdhopeful11 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:09 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
andyman wrote:
iamtaw wrote:Have you played either someone in law school or a law school graduate?


No, but I was in Law & Order SVU :mrgreen:

From what you've stated, you don't seem to be anything other than a glorified set piece that steals M&M's off the carafe services table.


Indeed

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Re: Does having an acting career help you get into law school?

Postby agentdedalus » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:12 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
andyman wrote:
iamtaw wrote:Have you played either someone in law school or a law school graduate?


No, but I was in Law & Order SVU :mrgreen:

From what you've stated, you don't seem to be anything other than a glorified set piece that steals M&M's off the carafe services table.


Carafe service sounds excellent. well, depending on the vintage. but it's "craft" services unless you're filming a hip-hop video club scene.




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