Take a job opportunity in Alaska before law school?

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greenchair
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Take a job opportunity in Alaska before law school?

Postby greenchair » Sat May 08, 2010 2:14 am

Alaska?
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Learning Hand
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Re: Take a job opportunity in Alaska before law school?

Postby Learning Hand » Sat May 08, 2010 2:30 am

I vote Alaska. King salmon and halibut fishing, grizzlies, mountains, the tides, the northern lights, etc. All amazing.

But it sounds like Green Bay is a better professional move. So don't listen to me.

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Re: Take a job opportunity in Alaska before law school?

Postby shmoo597 » Sat May 08, 2010 2:35 am

Alaska. I've always wanted to live there. Have a small hope I might be able to clerk for the federal district court up there one day. Saw the northern lights a few years ago for a week in fairbanks. Mindblowing.

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Re: Take a job opportunity in Alaska before law school?

Postby TheCheerfulPessimist » Sat May 08, 2010 2:39 am

I sincerely think adcoms will be more impressed with the job itself than where it's located. I just can't see working in Alaska giving you that much of a boost simply because the location is slightly more unique. It's not like it's Bangladesh or something.

Getting a promotion and covering something really intense would probably do more good for your resume than taking the job in Alaska over Wisconsin.

I think you should go for where you really want to be. Maybe make a good old fashioned pro and con list. Do some more research on both cities and the quality of life there. Also, do some research on the quality of both companies. You'll do better work in a place where you really want to be, and that will translate into a better resume in the end.




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