leave of absence...how does it affect employment?

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leave of absence...how does it affect employment?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:36 am

I'm considering taking a leave of absence for personal reasons (family illness), and I am wondering if anyone has any experience or examples of how this type of leave would affect employment opportunities?

for reference, I just finished 1L and my grades are relatively good (top 10%, mvpb), but my fear is that any unusual things like leaves of absence would become a red flag for top firms

if anyone has any personal experience or knows of others who have done this, I would greatly appreciate any help I can get

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Re: leave of absence...how does it affect employment?

Postby mmbt123 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:56 am

Hey, I'm an 0L who met someone who took a leave after 1L at a mid-T14 during a ASW bc of a major health crisis in the family.

They had no problem getting a job...got a prestigious clerkship and firm offer lined up.

I'm sure they'll ask for an explanation but it seems like it's not a flag.

Best of luck!

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