Advice on my law school plan?

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JMU
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Advice on my law school plan?

Postby JMU » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:58 pm

I'm a senior at a good state school (top 30 undergrad business school). Marketing major, will graduate with a 3.3 or 3.4, good work experience, involved on campus. Right now, it looks like I will probably accept a good sales job, possibly in real estate.

I brushed off law school plans most of undergrad, but due to some hard thinking of what I want to do with my life, I've decided it is my plan to get a JD. I signed up for the December LSAT, but a heavier-than-expected schedule has left me with what I feel like is inadequate prep time. I've studied a small amount, <30 hours, but I know it requires much more.

Basically, would law schools look down on me applying for entry a year after undergrad? I think I'll take the February LSAT, giving me all winter break + 2 months to study. I'd like to book 300+ hours of studying by then, 200 minimum.

My undergrad resume, while looked highly upon by all employers I've interviewed with (marketing jobs aren't picky about GPAs too be honest), is fairly unremarkable. I do not plan on attending any law school outside top 25 or so. I'm trying to set myself up to leave a profound impact on this country, and I'll do what it takes to put myself in the best situation possible.

Any advice? Thanks!

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Re: Advice on my law school plan?

Postby Br3v » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:00 pm

JMU wrote:Basically, would law schools look down on me applying for entry a year after undergrad?


No, in fact some work experience would help you.

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Re: Advice on my law school plan?

Postby JMU » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:01 pm

Br3v wrote:
JMU wrote:Basically, would law schools look down on me applying for entry a year after undergrad?


No, in fact some work experience would help you.

Even just a sales job? Nothing law/government related whatsoever?

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Re: Advice on my law school plan?

Postby Br3v » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:03 pm

JMU wrote:
Br3v wrote:
JMU wrote:Basically, would law schools look down on me applying for entry a year after undergrad?


No, in fact some work experience would help you.

Even just a sales job? Nothing law/government related whatsoever?


yep. More importantly it will help you get a job after law school because firms will look at you in a different light than someone who has only gone to school their entire life.




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