Work Experience Question

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Work Experience Question

Postby Geetar Man » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:57 pm

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Re: Work Experience Question

Postby MrAnon » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:59 pm

Someone with a higher GPA and higher LSAT and less or zero work experience will be admitted before you. Work experience doesn't help an application generally.

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Re: Work Experience Question

Postby Geetar Man » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:13 am

MrAnon wrote:Someone with a higher GPA and higher LSAT and less or zero work experience will be admitted before you. Work experience doesn't help an application generally.


Oh, okay. I was just wondering what the basis was for people who say "get work experience and then apply" is.

I know where I stand with regards to my GPA and LSAT. I was just wondering from a strictly "will work experience help and by how much (not quantitative)" perspective.

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Re: Work Experience Question

Postby MrAnon » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:30 am

they are hopeful that it will help their application (this is generally just a dream) or they think you should understand legal work so you know what you are getting yourself into. It really isn't a very helpful thing to have as far as admissions go.

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Re: Work Experience Question

Postby Gail » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:21 am

MrAnon wrote:they are hopeful that it will help their application (this is generally just a dream) or they think you should understand legal work so you know what you are getting yourself into. It really isn't a very helpful thing to have as far as admissions go.


But it is helpful for a job after. Admissions isn't even half of the battle of law school, it seems.

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Re: Work Experience Question

Postby theadvancededit » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:13 pm

MrAnon wrote:they are hopeful that it will help their application (this is generally just a dream) or they think you should understand legal work so you know what you are getting yourself into. It really isn't a very helpful thing to have as far as admissions go.


It can be helpful in making a somewhat-of-a-reach school a target one. It can also help strengthen your application if you're a splitter.

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Re: Work Experience Question

Postby Geetar Man » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:29 pm

theadvancededit wrote:
MrAnon wrote:they are hopeful that it will help their application (this is generally just a dream) or they think you should understand legal work so you know what you are getting yourself into. It really isn't a very helpful thing to have as far as admissions go.


It can be helpful in making a somewhat-of-a-reach school a target one. It can also help strengthen your application if you're a splitter.


I am definitely a splitter. 3.0 lsdas gpa with a 165 LSAT and I'm a URM. Does this change things?

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Re: Work Experience Question

Postby Strange » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:31 pm

Geetar Man wrote:
theadvancededit wrote:
MrAnon wrote:they are hopeful that it will help their application (this is generally just a dream) or they think you should understand legal work so you know what you are getting yourself into. It really isn't a very helpful thing to have as far as admissions go.


It can be helpful in making a somewhat-of-a-reach school a target one. It can also help strengthen your application if you're a splitter.


I am definitely a splitter. 3.0 lsdas gpa with a 165 LSAT and I'm a URM. Does this change things?


Yes

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Re: Work Experience Question

Postby Geetar Man » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:47 pm

Strange wrote:
Geetar Man wrote:
theadvancededit wrote:
MrAnon wrote:they are hopeful that it will help their application (this is generally just a dream) or they think you should understand legal work so you know what you are getting yourself into. It really isn't a very helpful thing to have as far as admissions go.


It can be helpful in making a somewhat-of-a-reach school a target one. It can also help strengthen your application if you're a splitter.


I am definitely a splitter. 3.0 lsdas gpa with a 165 LSAT and I'm a URM. Does this change things?


Yes


Lol Okay. Well do the T25 all seem out of reach? Where should I be looking to apply?




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