Do I have work experience?

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amwebb
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Do I have work experience?

Postby amwebb » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:12 pm

I have been lurking around TLS for a few months now and the impression that I have gotten about RELEVANT work experience has been that it only impacts admission decisions is if it law related or vastly unique.
I ask because I have worked at a retail store for my entire undergrad and spent the last two years as a manager there. So my real question is whether or not my work experience is indeed work experience.
I'm taking the LSAT in October, so if my w/e isn't sufficient I have a little time to add to it.

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merichard87
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Re: Do I have work experience?

Postby merichard87 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:15 pm

It's work experience but for the purposes of law school admissions it may not be the type of WE that gets you into the admit/wait-list pile instead of reject.

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Re: Do I have work experience?

Postby BrownBears09 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:23 pm

WE = Post-Grad. Your undergrad retail job does not count.

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Re: Do I have work experience?

Postby patrickd139 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:24 pm

merichard87 wrote:It's work experience but for the purposes of law school admissions it may not be the type of WE that gets you into the admit/wait-list pile instead of reject.

Qualified +1. OP: full time or part time?

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Re: Do I have work experience?

Postby amwebb » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:28 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
merichard87 wrote:It's work experience but for the purposes of law school admissions it may not be the type of WE that gets you into the admit/wait-list pile instead of reject.

Qualified +1. OP: full time or part time?


Full time. I'm in Detroit & my mothers factory shut down a month before my freshman year started, so I've really had no choice.

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Re: Do I have work experience?

Postby amorfati » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:32 pm

I would definitely work that in your PS. Not sure how your GPA is, but working full-time throughout undergrad, especially out of need, certainly couldn't hurt. Also, emphasize relevant skills that it instilled in you: work ethic, emotional maturity, ability to juggle responsibilities, etc.

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Re: Do I have work experience?

Postby amwebb » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:36 pm

amorfati wrote:I would definitely work that in your PS. Not sure how your GPA is, but working full-time throughout undergrad, especially out of need, certainly couldn't hurt. Also, emphasize relevant skills that it instilled in you: work ethic, emotional maturity, ability to juggle responsibilities, etc.


Thanks I'll definitely do that.




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