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    How important is extracurricular activity, job experience etc. for admission?

    I see a lot of people around me (my major is practically pre-law) worrying about things like this...but I remember them doing so in high school too and it turned out to be pretty much worthless.
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    LSAT and GPA/major are the most important.

    If there is something unique about you, that will help but unlikely to trump the two above.

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    Gawd, why would you want to got law school?

    They suck the soul out of you!

    Or in one of my friends words, "It's a soul crushing experience. You couldn't do it CzeCze." LOL

    Too many people go to law school as a default. That's one expensive, time consuming, energy draining default!

    Wouldn't you rather do what the hippies do and go backpacking in Europe or make at pilgrammage to Tibet or delouse starving children somewhere with the Peace Corps?

    Wait...wait...I just realized I'm talking to one of the Brotherhood and pictures of guns flashed in my head and LOL

    Nah, law school's probably a better fit for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    Gawd, why would you want to got law school?

    They suck the soul out of you!

    Or in one of my friends words, "It's a soul crushing experience. You couldn't do it CzeCze." LOL
    Law school is great!

    Afterward... that's when the soul sucking begins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Law school is great!

    Afterward... that's when the soul sucking begins.
    hahaha, what do you mean by that??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexlike View Post
    hahaha, what do you mean by that??
    It is 7:30 on a Friday night.

    I AM STILL AT WORK.

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    It's important, but it's not that important. I really comes down to GPA and LSAT's. On the other hand, it also depends on what schools you're applying to. Overall, it comes in
    3rd behind GPA and LSAT scores, it obviously doesn't hurt to have extracurricular's on the resume as well as something to talk about in your personal statement. But also, it depends on how high your GPA and LSAT's are. As far as your major being "practically prelaw," if you do end up going, you'll find that there really is no such thing. Nothing in undergrad comes close to what you'll be dealing with in law school and you'll have classes with people from all undergraduate backgrounds. Trust me, I thought the same thing going in with my poli sci and history degree, but when I got there, I found that there was very little overlap. It's just a totally different way of learning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ENTP2L View Post
    As far as your major being "practically prelaw," if you do end up going, you'll find that there really is no such thing. Nothing in undergrad comes close to what you'll be dealing with in law school and you'll have classes with people from all undergraduate backgrounds. Trust me, I thought the same thing going in with my poli sci and history degree, but when I got there, I found that there was very little overlap. It's just a totally different way of learning.
    Yeah, I realize that part. But we actually do have a pre-law program and it's like 2 classes different from mine. That's what I meant.

    Thanks for the info so far, though.
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    Focus on your grades and your LSAT. How important your extracurriculars are depends on where you're applying. If it's an ultra-competitive school, they'll matter much more. They have to choose from the pool of applicants whose numbers are similar somehow!


    I... suppose. Yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    It is 7:30 on a Friday night.

    I AM STILL AT WORK.
    Sorry, i m living in the European Time Zone. Better now to ask the question?
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