What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

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bigmnstyle
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What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby bigmnstyle » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:32 pm

Just curious what people did. I am a finance major but the job search is tough and I am not ready to go to law school yet by any means. What did you do?

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby nealric » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:38 pm

I was an insurance claims adjuster, and later a paralegal.

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:38 pm

Taught high school for 3 years.

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prezidentv8
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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby prezidentv8 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:42 pm

Another year of undergrad.

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby lawschooliseasy » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:42 pm

In the process of traveling around the world.

/cliche.

icydash
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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby icydash » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:45 pm

Did my masters in engineering and traveled.

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as stars burn
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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby as stars burn » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:49 pm

starting law school in august. I'm currently working two jobs...one full-time as an assistant manager for a retail store and the other as a part-time key holder for another retail store. I can't even begin to tell you how much I hate my job. My undergrad is in journalism and there was zilch when I graduated, but I was determined to work for a year or so after graduating. So here I am.

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby Zara » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:50 pm

did a masters in english and taught in japan for 2 years

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catharsis
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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby catharsis » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:54 pm

teaching elementary school children (2 yrs)

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iYale
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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby iYale » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:54 pm

I'm getting a masters in Edukashun before LS.

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby Hey-O » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:58 pm

Wrote internet trivia, helped disabled people get jobs, taught high school overseas, community organizer for children's issues, loan processor, waitress.

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby yo! » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:43 pm

I worked as a welder/assembler in the indistrial filtration business up until a few months ago. Now I work in Engineering Records. It has all been basically bitch work, but atleast I make a decent living (mid to high 30s).

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby OneKnight » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:56 pm

master's degree + international volunteer work

bigmnstyle
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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby bigmnstyle » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:14 am

I majored in finance and am in attempt of finding a job... not going so well right now lol. Trying to find a 9 to 5 job that pays decent money. I plan on attending law school eventually in LA and I am moving out there this summer so these years off will at least let me enjoy California (beaches, mountains, dodger baseball, ect.) Wanted to do teach for america but that was all booked up by the time I got to it lol. What are some other suggestions? I was also interested in the JAG program but I don't see anything I can do to get me closer to that. Anyone know of any finance related jobs in the LA area?????

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby PoliticalJunkie » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:21 am

ran a national non profit in DC.

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby weezer14 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:24 am

I started a property management company for banks and investors. I graduated in three years (although with a bad GPA 2.53) and have had some success. I havent heard back from most of the schools I applied to yet, so I dont know if it helps or not but with a 156 GPA it at least offsets it a little bit for the schools Im applying to.

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby bigmnstyle » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:34 am

Weezer how old are you and when did you start that company?

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby akili » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:37 am

I will be doing a year of volunteer work through Americorps (hopefully, I find out tomorrow!)

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby chadwick218 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:37 am

Worked for 5 years in public accounting. FWIW, I don't really think that it added any benefit in terms of getting into law school, but I don't think that I would have had many of my 1L summer job offers without it.

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby UFMatt » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:39 am

Earned a PhD in the biomedical field. Been a postdoc while waiting for law school.

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jlnoa0915
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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby jlnoa0915 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:41 am

Working at a law firm, spending time with the gf, traveling as much as possible, and reading all the books I won't have time to read when school starts.

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby leftofthedial » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:48 am

in order: paralegal, musician, lobbyist, refugee resettlement, taught overseas. i can't imagine having applied to law school any earlier...

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby weezer14 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:14 am

I started the company in July 2008 when I was 21. I'm now 23 and have two employees. I was also a finance major

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Re: What did you do in between Undergrad and Law school?

Postby blerg » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:18 am

Was the Associate Director of a non-profit for 2 years.




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