Work Experience Prior to Law School

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fjrc
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Work Experience Prior to Law School

Postby fjrc » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:19 pm

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Harmony
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Re: Work Experience Prior to Law School

Postby Harmony » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:21 pm

Planting that seed at law firms is important in itself. You could wind up going back during 1L and applying for a summer associate position, which would help you at 2L placement, and potentially a permanent legal job. Those people know you (presumably). They trust you enough to do meaningful tasks for someone who's not even in law school yet.

P.S.

I wouldn't buy into the idea that any type of job pre law school suffices. Employers do not like to see a list of entry level retail/fast food gigs. Why? Your resume will show no upward progression, no ambition, and they will wonder if you have ever seen the inside of a law firm. You have proven otherwise.




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