« on: July 07, 2006, 12:28:35 PM »
Okay, I am a lower middle class, white as snow, straight out of undergrad (graduate in '07), female in Arkansas. I haven't done any volunteer work, no major trips, nothing really all that interesting. I have a 3.5 GPA at my undergrad, which is recognized around here as being really hard and a top-notch school, and something like a 3.8 in my major. I made a 158 on the LSAT. The only really exceptional thing I have done (that I can tell people on an admissions committee!) is get a job at the law firm of a University of Arkansas (my number one choice) alum as a legal researcher. I actually write briefs and motions, file them, talk to clients sometimes, basically do paralegal work and A LOT of research, using case law and all kinds of lawyer-y type resources. This will be my second summer working here.
So my question is: Is my work experience, and how much I've learned, a good topic for a PS? Before I worked here, I only saw what was portrayed in the media, but now I've learned that the day-to-day workings of a law office are completely different.
I've never written anything like this before, and I'm freaking out a little about it. Sorry this is so long and rambling...any help, suggestions, or tequila shots would be appreciated!