i've read that some law schools favor older, more mature students who have gained some real work experience before entering law school. For instance, the vast majority of students at northwestern have had some time between undergrad and law school and the university of wisconsin site said "We [the law school] have some evidence that applicants at least a year out of college...will have a better academic record in law school than their numerical credentials suggest. The post-college experience, whether in work or volunteer activity, may be a favorable factor [in admissions]." furthermore, i remember another school saying that students with WE tend to be more motivated.correct me if i'm wrong (and i probably am), but my impression is that the students who go straight into law school are the ones who are more motivated. they are the ones who knew from the beginning that they wanted to go to law school and planned ahead for the lsat whereas a lot of the "working before law school" types are the ones who are going to law school to escape the troubled economy or going by default because they are unsatisfied with their current job. what are your guys' takes on this?
by the way, this is by no means meant to be an insult to older students. i too am working for a year before going to law school .
If you are motivated, anything is possible for anyone!
if i wanted to escape from the downward spiral of the economy, id sell drugs. if i was unsatisfied with my current job, id leave, try to find another job, and when i couldnt, id sell drugs. but i think my better option is to go to law school
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