Northwestern and the work experience requirement

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JustSomebody
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Northwestern and the work experience requirement

Postby JustSomebody » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:47 pm

Wasn't sure where else to ask this.

I know most NU students have at least one year of WE prior to enrolling. I'm taking a year off in between UG and LS. So what does it mean if I won't have one year of WE by the time I APPLY to NU, but I'll have one year by the time I enroll. Does that count, so to speak?

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bk1
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Re: Northwestern and the work experience requirement

Postby bk1 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:02 pm

NU counts work experience at matriculation (they seem to assume that your current job will continue up through the summer prior to when law school starts). That being said while 1 year is very beneficial, people with that amount of work experience are still a small minority of the class. Their class is something like this:

5% - 0 years work experience
15% - 1 year work experience
80% - 2+ years work experience

Source: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/profile/




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