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Work experience

Post by katie96 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:53 pm

Hi everyone. I know work experience is a "soft," but I'm wondering how important it is to some of the schools I'm looking at. I've been working as a legal assistant in a medical malpractice law firm for almost two years. Among others, I'm looking at Notre Dame, Duke, Northwestern, and UMiami. GPA is currently 3.5 at Florida International University and I'm studying for the June LSAT.

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Re: Work experience

Post by Mr. Pablo » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:58 pm

WE (real, substantial experience- none of this 1 year in some job doing something entry-level) is a good 'soft' in relationship to people with similar numbers. 10 years of work with crappy numbers is still going to land you at a school which accepts those numbers, and not very much above that. I am sure there are exceptions to this, but they are probably just that- exceptions.

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Re: Work experience

Post by JusticeHarlan » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:04 pm

It's practically required at Northwestern, considered a soft at most everywhere else. Do well on the LSAT and with your w/e you'd have a good shot at NW.

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