How young is too young?

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gaud
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How young is too young?

Postby gaud » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:16 pm

I was wondering if anyone has any insight regarding age and law school admittance? is there an age range where a potential applicant should wait? Right now i am 21 and i am wondering if i should take time off to build experience and reapply later in the future, or if 21 is an acceptable age? any help would be amazing!! thanks!

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:18 pm

gaud wrote:I was wondering if anyone has any insight regarding age and law school admittance? is there an age range where a potential applicant should wait? Right now i am 21 and i am wondering if i should take time off to build experience and reapply later in the future, or if 21 is an acceptable age? any help would be amazing!! thanks!

Seeing how the largest demographic in most law schools is either straight out of undergrad or 1 0r 2 years off, I'd say your fine.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby gaud » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:20 pm

K thank you!

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby JKill01 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:21 pm

I'm glad this thread wasn't as disturbing as its title indicated. :)

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby Upton Sinclair » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:22 pm

JKill01 wrote:I'm glad this thread wasn't as disturbing as its title indicated. :)


I'm not. I was all excited...

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby Sandro » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:27 pm

21 is "acceptable" but a year off in the "real" world isn't that bad of an idea.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby lovejopd » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:49 pm

Beg a question. How old is too old?...

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:50 pm

just read the thread title and nothing else. i'd say....14.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby NorCalBruin » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:56 pm

For ages 16-30: Divide by 2, and then add 7.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby Fresh » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:56 pm

NorCalBruin wrote:For ages 16-30: Divide by 2, and then add 7.


He has a formula......

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:00 pm

Depends on the state.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby Pizon » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:18 pm

Is there grass on the field?

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:20 pm

Fresh wrote:
NorCalBruin wrote:For ages 16-30: Divide by 2, and then add 7.


He has a formula......

Hmm, it also follows the statutory rape laws in my state. Bravo!

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby glitched » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:36 pm

to the op: i'd take some time off man. this year off has been the best time of my life. i worked hard in UG and now am relishing in the benefits of finding a good job and just going out once i get off work without much worry. it's a lot of fun to make money and spend it on something trifling.


to everyone else: 18. lol no matter your age. 18. i ain't going to jail over something trifling.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby sanjola » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:45 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:just read the thread title and nothing else. i'd say....14.



Well Doogie Howser went to Med School at 10, so I'd say maybe 8 or 9.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby Danteshek » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:46 pm

NorCalBruin wrote:For ages 16-30: Divide by 2, and then add 7.


I fail. 29, 19.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby sanjola » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:59 pm

Danteshek wrote:
NorCalBruin wrote:For ages 16-30: Divide by 2, and then add 7.


I fail. 29, 19.


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Nope you win!

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby 2011Law » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:06 pm

Pizon wrote:Is there grass on the field?


I don't think you have to wait that long. As I've always said, if they can crawl, they can ball.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby Veyron » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:07 pm

WE always, always helps.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:08 pm

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby NorCalBruin » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:18 pm

If it's walking, I'm stalking.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby clarsen » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:29 pm

I love some of the responses in this thread, I'm getting a good laugh. I like divide by two and add seven. I think that is a safe rule for all parties. Now for a serious response...

I think it completely depends on the person. When I graduated from college I was ready to work, and tired of being in the classroom. I still knew that I wanted to attend law school, but I also knew experience would be extremely valuable. I'm 26 now, with 3 solid years of legal experience, and I am craving the opportunity to go to school. I feel motivated to be in a classroom, and motivated to spend all necessary hours studying. I think I would have struggled with law school if I went right after undergrad, but that was just my personality. I'd say if you are wanting more school and have the drive to continue your education, go for it! If you are at all like I was, and feeling a little burned out, I'd take the work experience. One thing to keep in mind is that when I graduate law school, I immediately have legal/office experience, and that would put me ahead of anyone with similar law school numbers without the experience. It's easy to undervalue experience when you have none, I know I certainly did, but now I don't think it van be valued enough.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby gaud » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:56 pm

haha this thread has turned out to be pretty awesome i will say, in a non politically correct way of course.


thanks clarsen , that was really helpful to hear from someone who knows the boat i am in.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby darkgreenfruit » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:53 pm

I submitted my applications the day after I turned 19.

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Re: How young is too young?

Postby 8ballistic » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:29 pm

I think a year getting kicked in the teeth by the real world will make you work harder in law school. I certainly would be doing worse without WE.

But if you already have a very strong work ethic, it's probably fine to go to school right away.




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