Part-time WE during my year off

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seancris
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Part-time WE during my year off

Postby seancris » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:56 pm

Hey guys,

I'm going to be taking a year off to retake the LSAT after I graduate in May. I have a really low CoL where I am right now, and will only need 20/hours a week at a low wage to pay the bills.

What effects could it have on my cycle if I just worked at a grocery store, retail, at a movie theater, etc. Just a typical part-time college job for the year between college and law school?

I only want this kind of work so that I can cut out the expense of having a car while also having the extra time to prep for October and I also plan to pursue law-related volunteer work like the Guardian Ad Litem program.

I know that it's not particularly dignified work for a college grad, so I'm wondering if it could have any adverse effects on my cycle?

Thanks.

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Re: Part-time WE during my year off

Postby iShotFirst » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:06 pm

LSAT and GPA reign supreme, so no adverse effect.

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Re: Part-time WE during my year off

Postby seancris » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:46 pm

I would think so, but this past cycle I didn't get a scholarship to my #1 school whereas people with lower numbers than me got gigantic offers. I thought softs had to account for it.

Would I put "Cinema X" or "Grocery Store X" on my resume, though? On one hand it's not really improving the resume and on the other hand I don't want there to be a gap in between graduation and application.

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Re: Part-time WE during my year off

Postby bp shinners » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:21 pm

seancris wrote:I would think so, but this past cycle I didn't get a scholarship to my #1 school whereas people with lower numbers than me got gigantic offers. I thought softs had to account for it.


You going by internet people or real life people? Either way, people lie about their numbers. I'd look more at your own background to see what the trouble was than at other people.

Would I put "Cinema X" or "Grocery Store X" on my resume, though? On one hand it's not really improving the resume and on the other hand I don't want there to be a gap in between graduation and application.


That's exactly what you'd put. The law schools aren't going to care that you took a job bagging at Shoprite. They just look to see if there are gaps anywhere. And while it won't really do much to improve your resume, the retake of the LSAT with a higher score will, much more than anything else you can do at this point (unless you're working on a cure for cancer in your garage).




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