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Congressional Fellowship and Law Firm Internship

Congressional Fellowship and Law Firm Internship
« on: July 18, 2008, 12:21:09 PM »
I had a couple questions on how various law schools will view these activities.

I have recently been accepted into a Congressional Fellowship program, and everything sounds like it will be pretty exciting and worthwhile experience while I am in D.C.  What I was wondering is, how is this E.C. viewed by law schools.  I know it is just a soft, but I could imagine that schools in D.C. get this kind of stuff all the time.  Would midwest schools or schools out west value this experience more? less?

Also I have been interning with a firm in chicago for the past three summers.  I have worked about 4 months each time, and have logged in more meaningful minutes every time I have come back.  Do schools only value this as another soft?  Or will some see this as legitimate work experience.  Technically I have worked for over a year for this firm, just not in one lump sum.  How will they view this?  Thanks the help and input!


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Re: Congressional Fellowship and Law Firm Internship
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008, 11:14:35 AM »
all soft factors. nice that you didn't sit around watching tv in your spare time, but unfortunately plenty of law school applicants have the same type of extracurriculars, so i wouldn't count on any real numbers boost. i would probably still classify your firm work as summer internships, not work experience.