How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

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How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby SoPro » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:16 pm

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby bhan87 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:21 pm

Peace corps, TFA, teach English in another country, tutor for the SAT / LSAT, ??? what exactly are you looking for?

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby dr123 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:24 pm

Youre not going to get into TFA this late, however you prolly still have some time for peace/americorps. If that fails you could alway wait tables or some shit

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby apollo13 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:41 pm

ask your professors if they need research assistant/TA,
ask your high school principal or pull some strings thru local schools if you could be a sub. teacher
go on low budget traveling,
find any entry level job

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby firemed » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:49 pm

Paralegal (In some states... others require a degree), legal secretary, filing clerk, working for a government agency of any kind in any white collar related position. Or go out of the country for a job as suggested.

In 6 months your loans will be due. It would help to have a paying job.

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby dextermorgan » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:53 pm

It sounds like you aren't optimistic about finding a relevant job. If you can't find a substantiative job find one that will at least let you get by, and do some volunteering.

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby esq » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:07 pm

Drink a little drink, smoke a little smoke.

dextermorgan wrote:It sounds like you aren't optimistic about finding a relevant job. If you can't find a substantiative job find one that will at least let you get by, and do some volunteering.

Oh, and titcr.

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:12 pm

Peace Corps is a two-year commitment, I think.

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby firemed » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:11 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:Peace Corps is a two-year commitment, I think.



True. 27 month commitment. On the other hand most schools will totes give you a one year deferral for that, just like TFA. Up to the OP really. My cousin who did Peace Corps said it changed her life and gave her a whole new direction.

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby KingRajesh » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:18 pm

I did a month of volunteer work in Haiti.

Wrote a killer personal statement about it...

Got into Cornell with my numbers.

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby ladybug89 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:19 pm

Is money an issue/are you interested in PI? If so (or even if not), there are tons of nonprofits everywhere that can always use free labor. The work is often interesting (better than entry-level crap a lot of the time, thought without the significant perk of money) and it can be really satisfying. If you're into that. Or try to get a job. but that's just...way harder.

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby bhan87 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:25 pm

KingRajesh wrote:I did a month of volunteer work in Haiti.

Wrote a killer personal statement about it...

Got into Cornell with my numbers.


Dude congrats. That must've been a crazy-good PS

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby thecynic69 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:57 pm

bhan87 wrote:
KingRajesh wrote:I did a month of volunteer work in Haiti.

Wrote a killer personal statement about it...

Got into Cornell with my numbers.


Dude congrats. That must've been a crazy-good PS


That, and he's a URM (I comment not derisively, obviously...I am after all a URM who had a ridic cycle)

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby bhan87 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:07 pm

thecynic69 wrote:
bhan87 wrote:
KingRajesh wrote:I did a month of volunteer work in Haiti.

Wrote a killer personal statement about it...

Got into Cornell with my numbers.


Dude congrats. That must've been a crazy-good PS


That, and he's a URM (I comment not derisively, obviously...I am after all a URM who had a ridic cycle)


HYS with a 4.0 / 175.... RIDICULOUS, no non-URM could do that!!! jk

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby SoPro » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:13 pm

Good ideas thus far. Any others?

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby harborleaguemvp » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:50 pm

bartend...its a blast

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:56 pm

harborleaguemvp wrote:bartend...its a blast

This. Also try: valet, golf pro/caddy, construction, pretty much anything that gets you outside, physically active and is relatively stress free. Law school encompasses none of those qualities.

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby deliriousxix » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:10 am

I worked for a renewable energy non-profit and enjoyed it. Just do something that you are interested in and enjoy your time off school. It doesn't necessarily have to be a legal job. Travel, spend time with friends/family, enjoy NOT studying! I took a few months off, vacationed, and just relaxed (I had some money saved up), then I found a job that I'll have for ~8 months. What about working for the state rep./congressman in your area? or you probably have some local chapters in your area.. you could work for a PAC?

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Re: How to fill one-year gap between undergrad and law school?

Postby richis7 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:24 am

Have you taken the LSAT yet? If not I'd just get a bullshit job and spend the rest of my time studying.

If you are already good to go on all of your LS stuff, I'd say find any legal related job you can do (even if it is something unpaid a day or 2 a week) just to build your resume.

Mostly I'd take it easy since after this year your life turns to shit for a while.




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