Will Law Firms think I'm a dirty hippie?

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JDeezy
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Will Law Firms think I'm a dirty hippie?

Postby JDeezy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:45 pm

Hi Again,

This forum has been very helpful to me and thank you for all the courteous and informative responses. I just have one more question as I try to work through my life plan for the next couple years.

I am a 2011 college grad who has worked full time since graduation. I plan to be working up through this next summer, at which point I will have ~1 year until law school starts. In case its relevant, I'll likely end up at a lower T14.

If I were to go abroad and volunteer at random places (ie building wells, being a hiking guide, live on a farm, etc) would this be of any significant consequence when OCI comes around?

I'll have about 2 years of WE plus 1 year of this crazy volunteering adventure. To me, I view it as an opportunity to gain a new perspective on the life/world, pursue some passions, while also helping me make sure I am 100% sure about my lawyerly future.

Will Biglaw see me as a flaky hippie? Will this be any major deterrent for a firm to consider hiring me?

Thanks in advance.

okiedokie33
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Re: Will Law Firms think I'm a dirty hippie?

Postby okiedokie33 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:38 pm

no

enigmabk
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Re: Will Law Firms think I'm a dirty hippie?

Postby enigmabk » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:42 pm

Berkeley

chicubs88
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Re: Will Law Firms think I'm a dirty hippie?

Postby chicubs88 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:52 pm

As someone who is now Marine JAG and a fervent hater of hippies, I would not look at your volunteer work and think "Oh God, he/she should just go back to the commune." The fact that you actually nutted up and did something to further your beliefs/gain a new perspective rather than getting a PhD in philosophy and complaining about "the man" to the students unfortunate enough to have you as a TA is a check mark in the positive column(at least in my opinion).

juicyj
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Re: Will Law Firms think I'm a dirty hippie?

Postby juicyj » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:26 pm

True hippies don't care what "THE MAN" thinks...




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