Most beneficial WE?

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Most beneficial WE?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:29 pm

So I got my score (170), and I'm planning on retaking becuase I know I can do better. I'm currently a senior in college. It's pretty clear that the best path available to me is to get a job and some WE (My gpa is sub 3.0). What kind of job should I look for? Or does it not really matter? Like if I'm a bar manager vs a paralegal? I'm talking about the splitter-friendly WE-friendly schools.

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Re: Most beneficial WE?

Postby 2014 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:59 am

Whatever pays the most is probably the best answer. You can sell whatever job you have easily enough that money differences for a marginally better title aren't worth it. All things equal working as a paralegal can be a good idea to see the ins and outs of attorney life and decide if it is really worth three years and a lot of money to pursue and there is always an off chance the networking will pay off. Don't count on law schools caring though.

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Re: Most beneficial WE?

Postby Swimp » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:27 am

Management consulting. Investment banking (unfortunately, Goldman isn't doing their training program anymore). Failing that, probably Peace Corps or TfA. Starting your own business.

You can spin a lot of stuff well if you're clever enough, but the above are reliable.

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Re: Most beneficial WE?

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:29 am

Anything full-time shows employers you can show up for work. Anything with management experience or significant responsibilities (safety-sensitive, money-handling, etc.) is a bonus because it further reinforces you're a responsible person. But basically any WE is good WE, and you should choose something you want to do, not necessarily because it might help you get into a law school.

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Re: Most beneficial WE?

Postby DougieFresh » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:48 pm

Do what you are passionate about. Your passion and authenticity will come out in a personal statement, or you might decide that law school isnt for you.

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Re: Most beneficial WE?

Postby lisjjen » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:52 pm

I would have to say that the best work experience is effective LSAT prep.

But seriously, there is nothing a 25 year old will have done that will make their LSAT irrelevant. Now if you are 40 and have a MD or PhD in Engineering and about a decade of industry experience, you have a wonderful future in front of you.

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Re: Most beneficial WE?

Postby DoctorShawHi » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:20 pm

HR/IR could be good for employment law.

Accounting/Finance for tax.

Engineering for patent law.

Otherwise it all kind of seems the same and more dictated by prestige than actual work experience.

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