Only having worked at law firms before applying to law school --> Seen as one-dimensional?

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Only having worked at law firms before applying to law school --> Seen as one-dimensional?

Postby effervescence18 » Mon May 21, 2018 8:52 pm

By the end of Summer 2018 (summer before junior year), I'll have completed internships at 3 law firms. My goal was to intern at around 4-5 additional law firms between junior year and senior year, checking out multiple practice areas, and to take a few years off after undergrad to work full-time, either as a compliance analyst or as a paralegal.

I have an upcoming Fall 2018 internship interview at a law firm, but I'm starting to worry that I'll be seen as one-dimensional for only having worked at law firms before applying law school (instead of doing some work for a senator, a nonprofit, a consulting firm, etc.). The general consensus here seems to be that softs like these don't matter much. Could you guys weigh in on whether this means I don't have to worry about my pre-LS activities being in the same field and can just continue doing what I enjoy instead of worrying about diversifying?


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