A member of the State Bar of Illinois, Robert Lattas has been practicing law in Chicago for more than 10 years. In 1998, Robert Lattas completed an internship at the White House before going on to receive both his juris doctor and master’s degree in accounting from Indiana University Bloomington.
Although grade point average and Law School Admission Test scores figure prominently in law school admission decisions, the importance of additional factors like internships should not be underestimated; extracurricular experiences accrue great advantages to anyone planning to pursue a job after graduation.
Internships are important for several reasons. Firstly, many can help fund your education. Secondly, they offer access to employees at multiple levels and can become instrumental in establishing and facilitating the development of a professional network. Lastly, they demonstrate to prospective employers that you possess real-world experience and a familiarity with the expectations associated with work in your field.