Student organizations in 1L year

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Student organizations in 1L year

Postby candidlatke » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:47 pm

Hi, I was wondering if it was necessary/would count against you during OCI if you did not join a public service group during your 1L year?

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Re: Student organizations in 1L year

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:53 pm

What do you mean, a public service group? Like volunteering? Or like a student group focused on public service careers?

Either way, no. If you're a k-jd and your resume is completely bare, joining some groups might help, but I wouldn't say it's necessary.

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Re: Student organizations in 1L year

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:57 pm

Nope. But also, how hard would it be to join one or two?


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Re: Student organizations in 1L year

Postby bluthmodelhome » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:23 pm

I'm going to say no. During OCI, the only things interviewers really cared or asked about on my resume were my 1L summer jobs, my undergrad work experience, and my interests. They did not ask me why I did not join the mock trial team or the women's law society. If your school has 1L positions on secondary journals, join one that relates to your legal interests if you want, those are usually a minimal time commitment in my experience (like 10 hours/semester) and can help you demonstrate your interest come OCI. But during 1L you should really focus all of your attention on getting stellar grades and getting a job for 1L summer.


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