WE as a Police Officer

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WE as a Police Officer

Postby dlandek » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:43 pm

Does work experience as a police officer help admissions into law school or not so much; more specifically admissions to NU and approximately 1-3 years experience.
I've heard conflicting arguments.

Thank you for your help.


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Re: WE as a Police Officer

Postby bdubs » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:56 pm

I don't know any former police officers, but that doesn't mean that it would hurt. I don't think it would be particularly helpful.

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Re: WE as a Police Officer

Postby bigpig » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:08 pm

Well, as I'm sure you realize, admissions are largely determined by your LSAT and GPA. LE experience can be a solid soft that shows life and work experience, and it can be great fodder for a personal statement, resume enhancer, and showing leadership. I believe it helped a meat-head like me perform slightly better than my numbers alone might suggest. But LSAT and GPA rule; all other softs just break ties.


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Re: WE as a Police Officer

Postby lynch » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:03 am

I've never heard that exactly.

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Re: WE as a Police Officer

Postby phillykid » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:12 am

NU is known for a) admitting students with WE and b) leniency with splitters.

If there is a T14 school that looks for WE it's NU. All else being equal, WE will give you the biggest boost at NU.

Straight from the NU website-http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/profile/

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