Volunteer work?

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )

Posts: 63
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:13 am

Volunteer work?

Postby Korlath » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:56 pm

I had my professor read my personal statement a couple of days ago. She mentioned that if I wanted a real chance of getting into law school I needed to do more volunteer work. I've only done about half of year of volunteer work at a cat rescue organization. I do, however, have a work experience. She is a history professor though and she's only worked in admissions for history graduate programs. I figured you guys would know more....

does volunteer work really play a big role in the admissions process? In particular, does volunteer work play a big role in UC Davis admission process? I got a little nervous and have been looking into volunteer work the past few days. It's going to be rough on my income because I'm currently unemployed, but if I have to do it i'll do it!

User avatar

Posts: 10566
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:31 pm

Re: Volunteer work?

Postby Grizz » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:57 pm

Not gonna make a big difference, if at all.

User avatar

Posts: 2123
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:44 pm

Re: Volunteer work?

Postby sundance95 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:00 pm

What's your LSAT/UGPA? If you are above both of Davis' medians you'd be in regardless.

If you decide you want to put a nice soft on your resume, think about Legal Services of Northern California (assuming you are in the Sac area). I myself volunteered at a legal aid society and loved it, although this was after I moved to SF in September '08 hoping to work as a paralegal and the economy imploded, so it was that or sit at home. It's not necessary to starve yourself by getting volunteer work to get into law school.

User avatar
Hawkeye Pierce

Posts: 1261
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:18 am

Re: Volunteer work?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:04 pm


Return to “Law School Admissions Forum�

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 31 guests