Work experience that counts

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hunkydory
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Work experience that counts

Postby hunkydory » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:58 am

What kinds of work experience look best to law schools (besides Peace Corps). I have a chance to intern next year at a well-known non-profit. Is this at all impressive? I'd be doing things like organizing big events or writing for one of their publications. I'm trying to decide if I want to go to law school this year or wait a year. If I waited, I'd re-take the LSAT in hopes of a higher score and better chances at the top 20 . In the mean time, I'd like to do everything else possible to improve my chances. Thanks for reading

enigmaingr
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Re: Work experience that counts

Postby enigmaingr » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:05 am

Certainly won't hurt, especially if you market yourself as public interest oriented. A variety of work experience can make you stand out: starting the next Facebook, playing in the NBA, leading a platoon of men into Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Those are the first things that come to mind but others may have more reasonable suggestions.

yeff
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Re: Work experience that counts

Postby yeff » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:07 am

Interning at a well-known organization will be in no way unusual. It certainly should only improve your application, even if merely slightly.

It seems that what really matters is to
hunkydory wrote:re-take the LSAT
and improve your score.

hunkydory
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Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:47 pm

Re: Work experience that counts

Postby hunkydory » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:42 am

yeff wrote:Interning at a well-known organization will be in no way unusual. It certainly should only improve your application, even if merely slightly.

It seems that what really matters is to
hunkydory wrote:re-take the LSAT
and improve your score.

That's what I thought the answer would be. Thanks!




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