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Law School Admissions / Volunteering at legal office or retail job?
« on: June 07, 2008, 09:38:10 PM »
Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I was just wondering which would be better for law school admissions. I realize that either way, it's not going to make or break an application, but just thought I'd ask anyway. Last summer, I volunteered at a Public Defender's office and just kind of followed a lawyer around, interviewed clients, did bitchwork, etc. I can either do something very similar this summer at a legal aid services office or get a job at some kind of retail store, which I would prefer because I'd actually get paid. My parents just think that the extra time I spend working will take away from the time I could be spending studying for the LSATs and that the legal aid services would look better on a resume/application for law school. What do you guys think?

Oh, and if this wasn't clear: I'd only volunteer one afternoon a week, while a part-time job would probably be ~20 hrs.

Why do you say that the rest of the T-14 won't give you a solid chance?

Thanks for all the responses. My university class description says:

An introduction to modern logic and its applications. Emphasis is placed on deductive logic, but may also include some treatment of inductive logic. Various common fallacies and errors in reasoning will also be discussed.

How does that sound?

I searched and was unable to find another post about this. I'm thinking of taking a TM course starting in July and taking the test in Oct. I've heard from my law school advisor that it's a good idea to take a logic class before taking the LSAT and since all I'm doing this summer is studying for it, I was thinking of also taking a philosophy intro to logic class in July. I'm also hoping it'll raise my GPA. Of course I could take a different, possibly more useful class instead to raise my GPA. Anyway, does anyone have any experience with this and what advice would you give?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: My Dilemma - Whats the Best Plan?
« on: May 12, 2008, 03:23:04 PM »
I'm in the same dilemma...what do people think about reading the LGB/LRB while waiting for the class to start?

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