How helpful are internships for admission?

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fluorophore
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How helpful are internships for admission?

Postby fluorophore » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:05 pm

Hi there, I'm currently a Ph.D. student in chemistry graduating next spring and looking to make the jump into patent law. My current plan is to take the LSAT in September and apply this fall - stats are 3.83 UGPA, timed practice LSAT scores at 170 currently, with a cold score of 160 in May. Probably going to start studying for the patent bar after that.

I have the opportunity for an internship for the upcoming academic year at my current school's IP office, for 10 hours/week, and already work 60 hour weeks in my research lab. Is this kind of internship something that law schools (or firms if I found a great patent agent job) would view as beneficial? Or would my time be better spent just studying more for the LSAT? Thanks for the input!

cavalier1138
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Re: How helpful are internships for admission?

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:19 pm

If you think your study schedule would really benefit from not having the internship on your plate, drop it. It won't make a real difference on your app.




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