Law School Applications / Re: My problem: strong on GPA & LSAT, weak on 'soft' material.. help me think!« on: June 19, 2008, 04:54:29 PM »
i would definitely NOT do Peace Corps just as a way to prove your fitness for people-oriented law schools. it would be a complete waste of time, money, and energy for you. i highly recommend the Peace Corps and Americorps, but not in this context.
try student government, tutoring in a local high school, etc.
the top two things schools look at are GPA and LSAT, period. softs are at best tiebreakers and waitlist-bumpers. you are fine on the main two metrics.
Yeah, I seriously understand what kind of commitment serving in the PC is. I have thought about doing it at some point in my life- it does accept older people. The only issue here is, if I decided that I DID want to do it, would it be a plus to do it earlier. Don't worry, I won't go to Mauritania on a resume-building mission!!