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Work Experience after an Undergrad

Work Experience after an Undergrad
« on: March 25, 2004, 10:25:56 PM »
Hey, I majored in accounting and finance and finished with a 3.52 GPA (haven't taken the LSAT yet). I plan on completing my CPA designation in the next 24 months. I'm also interested in tax law. How much weight if any does the admission committee give to such a designation, and my interest in tax law?

Re: Work Experience after an Undergrad
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2004, 02:27:26 AM »
So you're planning on finishing your CPA and then going to law school?  I would be hard pressed to think you could do both at the same time.

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Re: Work Experience after an Undergrad
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2004, 09:53:33 AM »
If you apply to programs that are known for being strong in tax law, it will probably help a fair amount. If you are just throwing in apps at all the big T1/T2 schools, it probably won't mean a thing since they won't consider you a good match for their programs, despite your qualifications. That's not to say you wouldn't get in if your numbers are strong, but it wouldn't provide a lift to a marginal candidate at a school that doesn't have a strong tax program.