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I've been lurking around this forum for quite a while, and today I have my first question I've been eager to ask.
It's my understanding that top law schools like "save the world" extracurriculars, anything that shows that the applicant is willing to give back to the community. My question is: what if I take an internship with the complete opposite objective--with a private equity firm? I'm tempted to take the internship because I'll receive the best letters of recommendation I could ever ask for.
What do you think? What's been your experience?
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Internships will not make or break an application. They will, at very most, provide a slight edge at the margins, but only if its something really cool or "save the world" as you say.
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The best softs are usually the kinds of things you do because they're really important to you and relate to your overall experiences/who you are as a person, not things you do to get good LORs (not that I'm knocking that purpose). So really it's unlikely to help a lot, but it won't hurt you.
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