irrelevant work experience?

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cuzimcoollikethat
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irrelevant work experience?

Postby cuzimcoollikethat » Thu May 20, 2010 11:21 pm

Interested in entertainment law, or IP law, and plan to work for 1-2 years in an administrative capacity for Showtime Networks. Would be working in the Original Series Programming department, so not exactly legal experience... How will law schools, particularly T14, feel about this?

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vanwinkle
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Re: irrelevant work experience?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu May 20, 2010 11:25 pm

They only care about work experience to the extent that you have work experience, and that makes you more likely to be mature (and therefore successful) while in law school than those with equivalent stats who don't. I can tell you from personal experience that a few years of very non-law-related WE can still be valuable.

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kalvano
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Re: irrelevant work experience?

Postby kalvano » Thu May 20, 2010 11:44 pm

Real work in the real world is relevant. Something that shows you are a functioning adult.

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Barolo
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Re: irrelevant work experience?

Postby Barolo » Fri May 21, 2010 12:01 am

They're right. It can also be a source for a solid LOR.

Figure out how to weave it into a good narrative. For entertainment or copyright, this could be relevant.

cuzimcoollikethat
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Re: irrelevant work experience?

Postby cuzimcoollikethat » Sun May 23, 2010 11:18 am

Thanks for the responses everybody. I definitely feel compelled to gain work experience and earn some money after these past 4 years... any last thoughts?

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Re: irrelevant work experience?

Postby TCScrutinizer » Sun May 23, 2010 12:13 pm

I've worked for two years in the construction industry, beginning at essentially the same level as an illegal day laborer, and the WE helped me on my applications.




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