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megaragirl
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law school

Postby megaragirl » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:37 pm

law school
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Re: Will getting published help me get into law school?

Postby stillwater » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:42 pm

megaragirl wrote:I am currently in the process of publishing my undergraduate thesis in an academic journal. I graduated from college last year and am applying this fall. Will having a solid publication be a solid factor that will help me get into a top law school? I have a solid GPA and just need to get a solid LSAT score.


I'd worry about the LSAT for law school admissions. Published? Decent soft, sure. Gamechanger? LSAT-masker? No.

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Re: Will getting published help me get into law school?

Postby cinephile » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:43 pm

In my personal experience, it offered no boost.

People will ask you about it in job interviews sometimes, though.

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Re: Will getting published help me get into a top law school?

Postby Yukos » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:20 am

Like most things, it depends. If it's an academic journal that just publishes undergraduates' thesis, the boost will be muted. If it's some peer-reviewed discipline-leading journal then it will probably be a great soft.

I had some weak publications and I think they helped but they weren't deal breakers.

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Re: Will getting published help me get into a top law school?

Postby megaragirl » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:03 pm

Yup
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Re: Will getting published help me get into a top law school?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:06 pm

It's a nice soft. It will distinguish you from someone with the same numbers who doesn't have publications. It will not make up for any weaknesses in your numbers at all.




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