Average job vs. Internships

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dontrogerthat
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Average job vs. Internships

Postby dontrogerthat » Mon May 18, 2015 2:48 pm

When applying to law schools how does having a paying job not in the career field like a lifeguard look? Will they understand that I'm doing this over an unpaid internship for financial reasons? Do they even care about relevant law related internships when applying? thanks!

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OhBoyOhBortles
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Re: Average job vs. Internships

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Mon May 18, 2015 2:50 pm

dontrogerthat wrote:When applying to law schools how does having a paying job not in the career field like a lifeguard look? Will they understand that I'm doing this over an unpaid internship for financial reasons? Do they even care about relevant law related internships when applying? thanks!


They won't care about any of it as much as they care about your LSAT and GPA. If you've got good stats going for you, it certainly won't matter what you're doing right now.

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Re: Average job vs. Internships

Postby blsingindisguise » Mon May 18, 2015 2:53 pm

It matters almost none. Only something really extraordinary on your resume is likely to make any difference at all.

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Re: Average job vs. Internships

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon May 18, 2015 5:11 pm

blsingindisguise wrote:It matters almost none. Only something really extraordinary on your resume is likely to make any difference at all.


This. Something really impressive on your resume will help (but even then, not enough to outweigh LSAT/GPA) but having an "average job" won't hurt you at all. If you have solid numbers, no one will care that being a lifeguard isn't "prestigious" enough.

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Re: Average job vs. Internships

Postby usn26 » Mon May 18, 2015 5:26 pm

Most people need money. Most people realize this. Get your LSAT/GPA in good order and you'll be ok.




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