OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby navykev » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:45 am

Figured I'd share a link to a blog I read regularly. 40 year old woman going to Seattle Law -- interesting read. Oh and looks like she just got a $2,500 a week internship -- poor, poor girl -- wasting her time at a TTTT. Here is a little positivity for those of you that don't mind hearing that it isn't all doom and gloom out there!!! For all you doom and gloomers --you probably shouldn't read -- it won't fit your narrative! I kid -- love you guys! :) Enjoy!

http://www.40yearoldlawstudent.com

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Postby r6_philly » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:32 am

anon sequitur wrote:
patogordo wrote:yea i know i'm copping that PAYE too. just gonna keep voting democrat and hoping for the best. lot can change in 20 yrs.


Objectively speaking, the current PAYE system is nuts, like throwing gasoline on a fire in terms of overall cost of education. It's great for us students/recent grads though, so I plan to support it until I'm safely out of school and into repayment, then vote against it. I feel like it's a chance to get my own piece of the boomer dream.


Seeing that a large percent of the student loans are uncollectable anyway under the old payment plans, why not make it less burdensome for students with borrowers? I'd think if the payments are lower more people will stay current on payments, maybe results in more repayment as a whole. I would say we can look at it as transfer payments or entitlements. Everyone deserves a chance for education. We can hope that these loans will undercut the need to support people in the future. What needs reform are the institutions, not the fed system.

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby hous » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:24 pm

navykev wrote:Figured I'd share a link to a blog I read regularly. 40 year old woman going to Seattle Law -- interesting read. Oh and looks like she just got a $2,500 a week internship -- poor, poor girl -- wasting her time at a TTTT. Here is a little positivity for those of you that don't mind hearing that it isn't all doom and gloom out there!!! For all you doom and gloomers --you probably shouldn't read -- it won't fit your narrative! I kid -- love you guys! :) Enjoy!

http://www.40yearoldlawstudent.com


You should probably wait until you see how the legal market really is before you start hyping law school up. Not everyone will have the luxury to be ok with going back to their pre-law school job when they find out how shitty the legal market really is.

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Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:07 am

I mean, everyone applying to law school needs to consider really really seriously why they want to go, what they want to get out of it, and under what circumstances it makes sense actually to go. And providing a space to discuss those questions is one of the most important purposes of this site. That said, that's not really the subject of this thread, and the debate here seems to be dealing in generalizations (on both sides), which is less helpful for individual applicants than considering their specific circumstances in other parts of this site. So maybe we can stick to the issues specific to 30+ applicants in this thread.

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby LS2018 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:54 pm

Hello! Checking in - 37, married, mother of 3 boys, ASU SunDevil undergrad - lives in St Louis area - only applying to SLU and WUSTL - no plans of relocating :)

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Postby haus » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:01 pm

LS2018 wrote:Hello! Checking in - 37, married, mother of 3 boys, ASU SunDevil undergrad - lives in St Louis area - only applying to SLU and WUSTL - no plans of relocating :)

Welcome, and good luck!

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Postby LS2018 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:08 pm

Thank you!

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Postby evesmum » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:39 pm

Checking in.

I'm 39, single mom, chemical engineering undergrad with lots of work experience. In at Duke and William & Mary (with $$) so far. Willing to relocate. Looking to do IP after school.

Glad I found this thread!

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Postby navykev » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:13 pm

evesmum wrote:Checking in.

I'm 39, single mom, chemical engineering undergrad with lots of work experience. In at Duke and William & Mary (with $$) so far. Willing to relocate. Looking to do IP after school.

Glad I found this thread!


Welcome!!! Same age -- headed to Georgetown in the fall! Good luck with your journey - you already have some nice options!

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Postby nygrrrl » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:35 pm

Hi all!
Checking in to see how everyone is doing - happy to see several new "faces!" :D

Feel free to ask me questions here or PM me (you'll probably get a quicker response as I'm slammed at work and don't always check TLS on a daily basis.)

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Postby konoha » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:36 am

evesmum wrote:Checking in.

I'm 39, single mom, chemical engineering undergrad with lots of work experience. In at Duke and William & Mary (with $$) so far. Willing to relocate. Looking to do IP after school.

Glad I found this thread!



Kickass. Could you share if you were in the 75% or 25% in terms of LSAT scores for Duke? Do you think your softs helped?

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Postby RCSOB657 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:28 pm

I'm feeling old now, when and where did this become a thing? Is it an age difference or culture difference that made me unaware of this? Definitely am not picturing this when I use the terms drill team or color guard.


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Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:50 pm

The rifle people in my HS marching band color guard did that kind of thing, so it's definitely not recent. (Note that it's marching band, not some kind of proto/pseudo military group.)

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Postby haus » Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:25 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:The rifle people in my HS marching band color guard did that kind of thing, so it's definitely not recent. (Note that it's marching band, not some kind of proto/pseudo military group.)

Well.. doesn't the whole marching band notion trace its roots back to the military?

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Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:29 pm

haus wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:The rifle people in my HS marching band color guard did that kind of thing, so it's definitely not recent. (Note that it's marching band, not some kind of proto/pseudo military group.)

Well.. doesn't the whole marching band notion trace its roots back to the military?

Probably, I just meant it wasn't a military-style drill group, since I have the impression those still exist today distinct from marching band. Like the difference between color guard = people carrying American etc. flags in a parade and color guard = flag and rifle twirlers in a marching band. (Proto wasn't the best word.)

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Postby RCSOB657 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:35 pm

Haus, the topic came up talking about scars in another thread. I mentioned one I got from the front sight and bayonet cutting my hand open during drill practice. As the conversation progressed people were thinking I was talking about marching band or something (as Nony stated).

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Postby evesmum » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:31 pm

konoha - Thanks! My LSAT was right at Duke's median, 169. I definitely think my softs helped. I have 10 years of biotech experience - pretty heavy engineering and project management. I did not submit a "Why Duke" essay, and my PS focused on why I have decided to go back to school.

navykev - that's great! I interview with Georgetown soon…keeping my fingers crossed; although Duke is my top pick.

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Postby r6_philly » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:11 am

Welcome! Did you apply to more schools? 169 with your bg should get you a lot more options. If you plan to do IP biglaw after school you should be mindful where firms at your target location recruit the most. You might even be able to land a part-time job during school or have the firm pay for your law school by working as a tech specialist, if your school is close to the firms.

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Postby historyman7 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:49 pm

So, I took the LSAT for the second time this morning. The first one made me competitive for admission where I want to go. I'm hoping this time will make me competitive for scholarships. Anyway, two things struck me. One was that when I was about 1/3 of the way through the third LR section, I had a very definite feeling of "I'm really over this" come over me. Luckily I fought through it, but I'm hoping that isn't a sign of my age and that it will continue and get worse as a law student. (I'm 44, BTW.)

The next one is much more fun. I was a teacher and coach for sixteen years. And one of my former team captains was taking the LSAT in the same room with me. We are applying to pretty much the same schools, too. Well, if we end up as classmates, I've got a head start on finding a babysitter next year. ;-)

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Postby sparty99 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:21 pm

historyman7 wrote:So, I took the LSAT for the second time this morning. The first one made me competitive for admission where I want to go. I'm hoping this time will make me competitive for scholarships. Anyway, two things struck me. One was that when I was about 1/3 of the way through the third LR section, I had a very definite feeling of "I'm really over this" come over me. Luckily I fought through it, but I'm hoping that isn't a sign of my age and that it will continue and get worse as a law student. (I'm 44, BTW.)

The next one is much more fun. I was a teacher and coach for sixteen years. And one of my former team captains was taking the LSAT in the same room with me. We are applying to pretty much the same schools, too. Well, if we end up as classmates, I've got a head start on finding a babysitter next year. ;-)


If you are over it now, wait until you go to law school....

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby chem! » Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:38 pm

historyman7 wrote:So, I took the LSAT for the second time this morning. The first one made me competitive for admission where I want to go. I'm hoping this time will make me competitive for scholarships. Anyway, two things struck me. One was that when I was about 1/3 of the way through the third LR section, I had a very definite feeling of "I'm really over this" come over me. Luckily I fought through it, but I'm hoping that isn't a sign of my age and that it will continue and get worse as a law student. (I'm 44, BTW.)

The next one is much more fun. I was a teacher and coach for sixteen years. And one of my former team captains was taking the LSAT in the same room with me. We are applying to pretty much the same schools, too. Well, if we end up as classmates, I've got a head start on finding a babysitter next year. ;-)

I got the "I'm really over this feeling" earlier this fall (2L for me). Then I realized I really was over it b/c I was losing so much time with my children, so I'm heading back to the classroom. I have 16 years under my belt as a science teacher, and while I don't regret going to law school, I am very happy with my decision to leave it. My kids are way more relaxed and so am I.

Best of luck to you, though. I hope it all works out.

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Postby historyman7 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:23 pm

Luckily, I think the "over its" is more about the logic stuff in the LSAT. I'm actually really looking forward to law school, itself. I have always wanted to be a professional student. Unfortunately, the pay isn't that great.

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Re: OLD SCHOOL (must be 30 and over ITT)

Postby chem! » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:08 pm

historyman7 wrote:Luckily, I think the "over its" is more about the logic stuff in the LSAT. I'm actually really looking forward to law school, itself. I have always wanted to be a professional student. Unfortunately, the pay isn't that great.

No joke.

I also have a husband who's gone for 7 days straight, every other week. This just complicated my situation and my boys were not being able to do things that they wanted to do b/c of my inability to get them to/from activities. I also think law school might be easier with younger children, although that may seem counterintuitive.

I wasn't knocking your decision to go to law school, unless you plan on attending a TTT. Then, I would definitely question your decision.

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Postby historyman7 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:07 pm

Ouch! Single parent every other week is tough, n matter what you are doing. No worries, I didn't read it as a knock. BTW, what is a TTT?

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Postby BVest » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:41 pm

historyman7 wrote:Ouch! Single parent every other week is tough, n matter what you are doing. No worries, I didn't read it as a knock. BTW, what is a TTT?


Third tier. It originated as an abbreviation for third tier toilet/trash, but morphed into a useful shorthand for tiers:

TT = 2nd tier
TTT = 3rd tier
TTTT = 4th tier




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