How important are extracurriculars/leadership?

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How important are extracurriculars/leadership?

Postby LcarpetronD543 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:36 pm

I have a decent GPA and LSAT score (3.7, 170), but I have been "minimally involved" in college and haven't held a leadership role or been involved in much outside of academics. Does this hurt me?

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Re: How important are extracurriculars/leadership?

Postby Ramius » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:40 pm

It'll only hurt you in that you'll have to get more creative in your PS, etc. Ultimately, your numbers will determine where you get acceptances and that'll be it. Don't worry too much about it.

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Re: How important are extracurriculars/leadership?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:35 pm

No adcoms will care about your clubs/leadership or lack thereof. It would look bad if you never worked or interned during summers or have a blank resume during and after college, AND had nothing else to show for your free time. You dont want them to have to guess, cause they'll probably assume FIFA/WoW/kush/ect. What exactly those mild-to-moderately productive activities or jobs are, doesnt matter unless its particularly unique, prestigious, or strongly enhances your PS/area focus (like having a few patents for IP).

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