Does the size of the firm where I work matter?

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thoughtsinvacuum
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Does the size of the firm where I work matter?

Postby thoughtsinvacuum » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:35 pm

My main work experience is at a "boutique" law firm, which actually only has one practicing attorney. I am a legal assistant who drafts/edits simpler pleadings, discovery, correspondence, and performs some administrative duties. I have experience working with cases in different courts (bankruptcy, district, and state).

My question is this, would my resume/work experience (from the perspective of law school admissions) be better off if I moved to a bigger law firm? From my understanding, I would probably be doing less actual legal work and more secretarial/filing clerk duties.

Also, does my current experience qualify as being a paralegal? I am in California.

And lastly, should I be boosting my resume with other volunteer or clinic experience? How important is this? Opportunities are limited when you work all day, every week day.

Thank you in advance.

mvp99
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Re: Does the size of the firm where I work matter?

Postby mvp99 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:20 pm

It's borderline irrelevant what you do unless you want NU, Yale or Stanford. LSAT + GPA is what really matter in LS admissions




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