DoubleChecks wrote:There are also a number of V10 schools that do not care about your prior pre-lawschool work experience (assuming you have SOME sort of work experience like interning at x). Plenty of friends got V10 and V20 jobs with median grades, K-JD. I'd focus some on not being a horrible interviewer. I apologize for the anecdotal evidence -- I just wouldn't start worrying if you don't have real work experience.
I wouldn't say these firms don't care about work experience just because they hire K-JDs (as every big firm does). It's by no means a necessary requirement, but I think it's almost universally seen as a plus. That said, I completely agree that at a school like HLS there's no need to worry about a lack of FT work experience (with EIP success rate being so high).