"Unprofessional" work experience and law school admissions

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casualty

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"Unprofessional" work experience and law school admissions

Postby casualty » Wed May 26, 2010 7:18 pm

Since receiving my UG degree in 2004, I've spent the last several years bartending. Does anyone have insight as to how law school's view such experience? Though I have had managerial experience, it has still been within the context of the service industry.

I'm a 171/3.38 and am anxious about being a split applicant at some of the higher tier schools - GULC, Vanderbilt, UT, and UNC, among others. Also, my softs (especially my letters of recommendation from professors who barely remember me) are, well, soft.

Any idea?

thatsnotmyname

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Re: "Unprofessional" work experience and law school admissions

Postby thatsnotmyname » Wed May 26, 2010 7:21 pm

I don't think it will affect you negatively. You will be fine.

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gochrisgo

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Re: "Unprofessional" work experience and law school admissions

Postby gochrisgo » Wed May 26, 2010 7:25 pm

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kalvano

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Re: "Unprofessional" work experience and law school admissions

Postby kalvano » Wed May 26, 2010 7:44 pm

Did you hold down a job and pay bills and basically function like a grown-up?

It's a plus.

Did you work at Gamestop while living in your parent's basement, using your paycheck to buy glue to huff?

It's a negative.

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vanwinkle

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Re: "Unprofessional" work experience and law school admissions

Postby vanwinkle » Wed May 26, 2010 7:48 pm

gochrisgo wrote:It's not "unprofessional" if you held the same job, were never fired, handled money and clients, and put in your hours.

I would add "weren't breaking any laws", but yeah, this sums it up.

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Re: "Unprofessional" work experience and law school admissions

Postby d34d9823 » Wed May 26, 2010 7:58 pm

Yale actually bragged about one of their students bartending on their last class summary. Granted, I think it was one of those Vegas things where they juggle bottles of vodka and set themselves on fire.



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