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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby twenty » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:43 pm

This doesn't matter.

Also, no.

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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby Br3v » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:45 pm

It will not matter. You can always solve this by saying "graduated Dec 2012" if you were able to but like I said, it will not matter.

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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby typ3 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:22 pm

bdm261 wrote:I'm graduating this month from undergrad and I start law school next year, which means I'll have a J.D. in 2016. During my pre-application research I browsed about a hundred law firm websites and studied each attorney profile to look for any pattern of success. A lot of their education summaries read like "State University, B.A./B.S. 2000; XXXX Law School, J.D. 2003." So they all typically do the 3 year route after finishing undergrad.

This might be nothing to worry about but I'm a little concerned that mine will read "B.A. 2012; J.D. 2016." See I'm going full-time but since I have a gap of 9 months between undergrad and law school starting, that results in a 4-year instead of 3-year difference, will employers think I went part-time? I understand there's some kind of a stigma towards part-time? Is this true?

If it's actually a big deal, should I postpone graduating til Spring and add more classes to double-major or get a certificate in something just so it reads B.A. 2013, J.D. 2016?


Why would it matter? Your class rank is all that will matter to your employers.

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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby westie25 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:00 pm

This is not something to worry about.

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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:05 pm

You are fucked bro. If you add more next semester, they'll ding you for taking 5 years for UG. If you don't they will ding you for doing law school part time! Just fucked bro.

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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby cynthiad » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:29 pm

Are you serious? Starting LS nine months after you graduate from UG is nine months between UG and LS, not four years. Plenty of people actually take four years, as in starting LS four years after they graduate, and have no problem getting a job. As long as you don't have a gap on your resume, you'll be fine. If you get a decent job for those nine months, it could even help you slightly when getting a law job. Seriously, people take time off between UG and LS all the time. Employers will assume this is what you did, not think you did part time just because you didn't head to LS immediately after college.

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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby cinephile » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:55 pm

The title is misleading. I thought you worked for four years before law school.

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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby TripTrip » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:43 am

Desert Fox wrote:You are fucked bro. If you add more next semester, they'll ding you for taking 5 years for UG. If you don't they will ding you for doing law school part time! Just fucked bro.

+1

OP is going nowhere fast. Who does he think he is, having 4 years between UG and LS graduations? Someone with work experience who didn't go to law school straight out of UG? Oh, the humanity!

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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby ScottRiqui » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:41 am

TripTrip wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:You are fucked bro. If you add more next semester, they'll ding you for taking 5 years for UG. If you don't they will ding you for doing law school part time! Just fucked bro.

+1

OP is going nowhere fast. Who does he think he is, having 4 years between UG and LS graduations? Someone with work experience who didn't go to law school straight out of UG? Oh, the humanity!


I had to read his post a few times to be sure, but yes - OP is actually worried that it will look bad if he's NOT a k-JD. :lol:

I'll have 23 years between my UG and LS graduations. I guess I'm just going to be taken behind the barn and shot, amid gales of uproarious laughter.

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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby buddingjd » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:46 am

wow this post is dumb

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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby TripTrip » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:17 am

ScottRiqui wrote:I'll have 23 years between my UG and LS graduations. I guess I'm just going to be taken behind the barn and shot, amid gales of uproarious laughter.

:shock: Even if you graduate top of your class at Yale, the best you'll be able to do with those numbers is answer the phones at 1-800-GOT-IN-A-CAR-ACCIDENT.

I'm sorry bro.

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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby ScottRiqui » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:22 am

TripTrip wrote:
ScottRiqui wrote:I'll have 23 years between my UG and LS graduations. I guess I'm just going to be taken behind the barn and shot, amid gales of uproarious laughter.

:shock: Even if you graduate top of your class at Yale, the best you'll be able to do with those numbers is answer the phones at 1-800-GOT-IN-A-CAR-ACCIDENT.

I'm sorry bro.


I would DREAM of answering their phones! As it is, I'm just hoping for the mascot gig they're advertising.

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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby dingbat » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:59 am

TripTrip wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:You are fucked bro. If you add more next semester, they'll ding you for taking 5 years for UG. If you don't they will ding you for doing law school part time! Just fucked bro.

+1

OP is going nowhere fast. Who does he think he is, having 4 years between UG and LS graduations? Someone with work experience who didn't go to law school straight out of UG? Oh, the humanity!

I figure OP is going nowhere fast for being an idiot and not knowing the difference between "4+ years between UG and LS" and "4" years between UG and LS graduations". Seriously, if you send something to a client with that kind of mistake, your profile won't remain on the law firm website

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Re: How are law grads with 4+ years between UG and LS judged?

Postby nygrrrl » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:05 pm

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Postby atcushman » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:35 pm

future employers may question the gap but if you purchase all your books now and start outlining you will be top of class for sure and they will be much more forgiving

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Postby suralin » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:39 am

atcushman wrote:future employers may question the gap but if you purchase all your books now and start outlining you will be top of class for sure and they will be much more forgiving

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Postby LexLeon » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:44 pm

Are you kidding?

Look at Yale's posted class profile.

19% of the class is straight from undergrad--and that's not uncommon.

Research what percentage of student bodies straight-from-undergrad students are at top schools.




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