dm1683 wrote: Prudence wrote:
dm1683 wrote:Any other k jds worried about how their status will affect their chances with the new increase in applications? My JS1 interviewer really focused on how young I was and my relative lack of work experience. A lot more than I thought he would tbh.
I am sort of worried about this. Im in undergrad but I have a year of full time work experience relevant to law so i hope to keep emphasizing that. I think if you have something on your resume other than education and effectively explain why you want to go to law school now you will be fine. Being k jd feels like it puts us in a minority during the application cycle and in law school which is interesting and may be an uphill battle
I just have two internships and only worked full time during the summer and winter breaks...I'm lucky I have good numbers otherwise i'd be screwed
Fellow K-JD here, no work experience outside of breaks etc. I think coming straight from undergrad is a weakness only in that it deprives you of a potential soft in long-term, full-time work experience. I don't think it's anything like a structural barrier or big strike against you--more something to be aware of and try to adjust in the other parts of your app. Obviously strong numbers help, but I think having interesting and committed leadership experience in internships and extracurriculars and especially LoRs that can speak to your maturity, preparedness, and professionalism can really go a long way to counter any downsides of being K-JD. And again, your numbers will remain the single most important factor in admissions decisions, so this only enters into play in borderline or black-box situations. Or at least that's what I'd hope.