Post college work experience?

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Post college work experience?

Postby oenone » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:52 pm

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Re: Post college work experience?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:55 pm

Could break a tie but 90% of the game is LSAT and undergrad GPA.

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Re: Post college work experience?

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:44 pm

Priority is LSAT+GPA, but on top of that I think the work experience can definitely help you out when schools are considering your application (especially because it sounds like it's meaningful work experience).

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Re: Post college work experience?

Postby malleus discentium » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:52 am

It's better to have WE than not. This WE is more likely to keep you from underperforming your numbers than it is to help you overperform them.

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Re: Post college work experience?

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:41 pm

what are these "law and economics" programs you're referring to? do you mean a PhD in econ and JD joint degree program? or do you mean JD programs where you can take courses in law and economics?


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Re: Post college work experience?

Postby BPlaura » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:34 pm

It might help a little, but for the most part it won't have a huge effect on admissions. Just having the job won't be much of a boost; if you get a LOR from a supervisor as one of your optional LORs, then it might give you a slight leg up.

Where it's more likely to help you out is when you're applying for jobs for 2L summer (during law school), since it'll show firms that you have good experience in a professional setting.

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