Does this give you a boost?

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Does this give you a boost?

Yes
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No
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am060459
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Does this give you a boost?

Postby am060459 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:29 pm

I'm a legal assistant at a V5 (when I plan to apply I would of been for 2 years). I can get recommendations from associates and partners.

Just wondering if this gives any boost to one's admission cycle? I understand it is good for networking and evenutally an opportunity to come back.

Thanks!

flexityflex86
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Re: Does this give you a boost?

Postby flexityflex86 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:45 pm

slight boost.

thread.

am060459
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Re: Does this give you a boost?

Postby am060459 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:57 pm

I take what I can get lol

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20121109
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Re: Does this give you a boost?

Postby 20121109 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:59 pm

Just a reminder, however...

most schools require at least one academic LOR from a professor. So, just be cognizant of that.

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bk1
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Re: Does this give you a boost?

Postby bk1 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:59 pm

It depends what you mean by boost and it depends on the school.

  • Will it help you compete against people who have your same number? Yes, but there are a whole host of other factors to compare between two people of similar numbers.
  • Will it put you in play at places where your numbers aren't competitive? No.
  • Could it make or break you? Only if it's your first full time job after college and only at places where work experience is mandatory (NU is like this, Harvard is pushing towards this).

am060459
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Re: Does this give you a boost?

Postby am060459 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:03 pm

love the avatar GAIA. I already have my LSAC account setup with two LOR from professors :)

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Re: Does this give you a boost?

Postby am060459 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:06 pm

thanks bk!

I already have taken the lsat twice and scored a 159 on both. I plan on taking it one more time but that won't be til 2013.

I have some part time, internship and volunteer experience throughout college. But this is my first full time experience.

am060459
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Re: Does this give you a boost?

Postby am060459 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:37 pm

bump

shoeshine
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Re: Does this give you a boost?

Postby shoeshine » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:39 pm

It won't give you any sort of a significant boost. Maybe a small boost.

Also, study harder and retake.

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cmckid
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Re: Does this give you a boost?

Postby cmckid » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:15 pm

Definitely helps you get a job. Not sure if it helps at all to get into law school. Like I say in other threads, softs only distinguish you from other people in your GPA/LSAT combo. THey don't really bump you upward.




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