Lack of Legal Experience

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rgndvo
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Lack of Legal Experience

Postby rgndvo » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:33 pm

How much does it hurt? I am an AA male 167 (retaking in Oct) 3.55 hoping for Harvard.

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Re: Lack of Legal Experience

Postby 071816 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:36 pm

Short answer: Doesn't hurt at all. Non-law work experience is probably better. Law-related work experience is fine though, and better than no work experience.

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Re: Lack of Legal Experience

Postby bp shinners » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:38 am

Very few of the people I went to school with at HLS had anything remotely related to legal work experience, so you should be fine.

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Re: Lack of Legal Experience

Postby BiglawOrBust » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:00 am

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Re: Lack of Legal Experience

Postby rgndvo » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:09 pm

Lol; see my GPA.

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BiglawOrBust
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Re: Lack of Legal Experience

Postby BiglawOrBust » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:48 pm

rgndvo wrote:Lol; see my GPA.


Look at LSN. While you're not a lock, URMs with similar GPAs and MUCH worse LSAT scores have gotten Harvard.

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Re: Lack of Legal Experience

Postby bk1 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:56 pm

BiglawOrBust wrote:
rgndvo wrote:Lol; see my GPA.


Look at LSN. While you're not a lock, URMs with similar GPAs and MUCH worse LSAT scores have gotten Harvard.


It's still stupid not to retake. OP has nothing to lose and a lot to gain by at least trying.

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Re: Lack of Legal Experience

Postby BiglawOrBust » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:31 pm

There is perhaps merit to what you're saying, but ten bucks says that regardless of what happens in October, this is OP next year:

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