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non law undergrad job

non law undergrad job
« on: August 17, 2007, 02:10:29 PM »
 I understand that work experience plays a big role in law school admission, but does it still play a big role when the job is driving a forklift and unloading freight.  Also, because of my job my junior and senior years have been pt (9 credits per semester) with summer classes thrown in.  Like many on this site I will be nearing my thirties when I enter law school and I have to work full time to pay the bills. Will all this be considered a plus or a minus?


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Re: non law undergrad job
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2007, 03:31:24 PM »
plus. plus plus plus.  in a world of undergrads going straight to law school maturity is at a premium.
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Re: non law undergrad job
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2007, 09:22:21 PM »
Agreed wholeheartedly. Some of the nontrads I've met so far were bartenders, construction workers, meter maids, firefighters, and the list goes on.

In fact, I've only one thing that could possibly work against nontrads...disclosure. Some schools require disclosure of things that I can't even imagine why it even matters other than the state board of bar examiners thinks it matters. The older you are, the harder it is to remember every bloody speeding or parking ticket you've ever had.

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Re: non law undergrad job
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2007, 11:35:44 PM »
Life experience is worth more than job experience. I would not worry about driving a forklift... it is a totally honorable job.

Now if you had a string of unsuccessful work experiences/attempts ... that would make you look bad.

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