Quitting job after applying to LS?

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
Veil of Ignorance
Posts: 255
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:22 pm

Quitting job after applying to LS?

Postby Veil of Ignorance » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:13 am

Hey all,
So I'm currently on a "prestigious" fellowship that I definitely want to leverage for my LS application. However, it totally sucks, and I'd like to quit. My question is: if I apply to LS, can I just quit my job afterward and look for something else without informing the schools? Should I wait until I get in before quitting? Are there any repercussions I should be considering? Thanx.

User avatar
Nebby
amateur huffpo
Posts: 30056
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:23 pm

Re: Quitting job after applying to LS?

Postby Nebby » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:14 am

If you're going to quit, do it after you've accepted a LS offer. Not merely after applying.

User avatar
Art_Vandelay_
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:30 am

Re: Quitting job after applying to LS?

Postby Art_Vandelay_ » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:09 pm

Nebby wrote:If you're going to quit, do it after you've accepted a LS offer. Not merely after applying.

I second this.

ttl1989
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:03 am

Re: Quitting job after applying to LS?

Postby ttl1989 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:05 pm

Nebby wrote:If you're going to quit, do it after you've accepted a LS offer. Not merely after applying.


I agree with this.

User avatar
rpupkin
Posts: 5557
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:32 pm

Re: Quitting job after applying to LS?

Postby rpupkin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:03 pm

Veil of Ignorance wrote: Are there any repercussions I should be considering?

This isn't a huge thing, but have you ever held a job for more than a few months before? If not, it could be an issue when you apply for legal jobs during law school. At least from the perspective of law firm hiring, it's a little concerning when it looks like an applicant has a history of starting stuff and then quitting/losing interest after a short period of time.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: UVA2B and 3 guests