keval81 wrote:It depends on the school. Some didn't seem to mind my gap year, while others (namely Northwestern and Chicago) asked me to speak at length about my job and the activities I've undertaken since graduation.
^ This. Northwestern claims to admit very few people without post-collegiate work experience, and their AJD program flat-out requires it (at least two years, preferably). Their average student age is higher than a lot of others schools consequently.
As far as my personal application experience is concerned, in addition to Northwestern Georgetown, Vanderbilt, UCLA, and Boston U all seemed very interested in my "gap years" work background, while other schools didn't seem to care an iota. Your mileage may vary.