Is it worth taking a year off?

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lawschool171
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Is it worth taking a year off?

Postby lawschool171 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:55 am

So I'm trying to figure out what to do over the next year. I just got my score back and managed a 171 (over a 162 in September). I also have a 3.8 gpa at a pretty solid undergraduate. I'm trying to figure out if it's worth applying now and attending an instate school (with a very rushed application) or taking a year off after college to get work experience.

I would probably take a year off only if it would make me competitive at HYS, UVA, or Northwestern (all schools that I had considered out of reach until now). Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Mal Reynolds
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Re: Is it worth taking a year off?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:57 am

Yes. Full Stop.

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chuckbass
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Re: Is it worth taking a year off?

Postby chuckbass » Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:58 am

Well you can still apply now and get into t14s, but taking a year off and getting WE should be good for you.

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Re: Is it worth taking a year off?

Postby Username123 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:00 am

You're probably in at UVA and NU, but work experience can't do anything but help for OCI time and overall maturity.




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