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Yea, they don't care much about your LSAT. Legal Assistant positions are important, but they certainly wont require any intense LSAT knowledge, especially since 30-40% of what you do will probably comprise of copying and the rest of it will simply be assembling documents. They just need someone who can write, they don't need a logical genius. If you tell them your LSAT is high, their head will go: he is going to ditch us for law school at the earliest convenience.
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Most, if not all, law firms don't care about the gpa's of their interns/paralegals. They tend to take on who they like and who seems bright & intelligent. I wouldn't even mention getting a high LSAT score, but talk about being interested in being an attorney some day. They don't need to know that "some day" means in a year or two after your application gets a work experience boost.
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Are you looking at big law firms in major markets or smaller firms in a town? It makes a big difference. NYC big law doesn't really do interns and frequently has GPA floors. Lots of them ask you to make a two year commitment to work prior to ditching for law school, but some firms don't really enforce it.
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I work in such a position at a top 25 big law. I came in to the position with an expectation that I would work there for 2 years and then go to law school. They did give me that impression when I applied though. I do not think it is a negative if you imply you plan to go to law school.
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Would you guys suggest working in firms in cities that aren't NYC or Chicago but still decent cities, like Ann Arbor, San Fran, Nashville, etc.? Does WE there count for a significant boost in an application?