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AboveTheLawSchool
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I give up

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:36 am

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby rman1201 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:42 am

A little time off seems ideal in your situation. You'll need 2-3+ years for NU (assuming you have no other significant work experience).
Go on a national/international job search, apply to peace corps, teach for america, americorps, etc.

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby expat17 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:53 am

rman1201 wrote:A little time off seems ideal in your situation. You'll need 2-3+ years for NU (assuming you have no other significant work experience).
Go on a national/international job search, apply to peace corps, teach for america, americorps, etc.


agreed. do something really cool with your life that you won't get to do again. the rest of the next 40+ years will be spent working long days and pouring over documents with stress about mortgages and loan repayments.

intern / travel - just do something that will make your law school app stand out as a "different background" candidate. you know how many people they get who are sorority / fraternity presidents or who started university clubs? because those things make people a better lawyer ... :roll:

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:21 pm

Any other thoughts? I applied to TFA but I don't know how likely it is that I will be accepted

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby pu_golf88 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:23 pm

You could visit Egypt. I'm sure that would make a compelling personal statement.

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby jfb » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:25 pm

AboveTheLawSchool wrote:Any other thoughts? I applied to TFA but I don't know how likely it is that I will be accepted


Substitute teach, volunteer, travel, climb mountains

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby thisiswater1488 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:29 pm

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:36 pm

pu_golf88 wrote:You could visit Egypt. I'm sure that would make a compelling personal statement.


Haaaaaaaaaaa I just pissed myself laughing so hard.....not

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby Upton Sinclair » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:39 pm

While you still can...

F#ck bitches, get money.

/thread

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby jarofsoup » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:42 pm

pu_golf88 wrote:You could visit Egypt. I'm sure that would make a compelling personal statement.



I think that this is really your best option. Or you could go to Iran, get arrested, tortured, and then hopefully released from prison. Write a book on human rights, get a mediocre LSAT score, write a personal statement on your experiences, fame, and why you want to study human rights law, and get into Yale.

Just enjoy yourself.

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby Moral_Midgetry » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:48 pm

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby paratactical » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:00 pm

Get a real office job and live on your own for a bit. It's a huge growth experience and a year or to of it can really help you figure out direction and what's important to you.

< Also biglaw paralegal

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby Nogameisfair » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:01 pm

Upton Sinclair wrote:While you still can...

F#ck bitches, get money.

/thread


Listen to me, I got no reason to lie to you, don't make the same mistakes I made when I was young. F*ck a lotta women kid, not just one woman, a lotta women.

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby rman1201 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:38 pm

Nogameisfair wrote:Listen to me, I got no reason to lie to you, don't make the same mistakes I made when I was young. F*ck a lotta women kid, not just one woman, a lotta women.


TITCR

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:33 pm

More serious responses please?

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby StillHerexxx » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:42 pm

Get a job and have fun. I have been working an internship/job at an insurance company. Makes me want to go to law school in the fall real bad.

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby JazzOne » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:52 pm

Upton Sinclair wrote:While you still can...

F#ck bitches, get money.

/thread

If you can fuck bitches and get money, there is absolutely no reason to go to law school.

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:55 pm

JazzOne wrote:
Upton Sinclair wrote:While you still can...

F#ck bitches, get money.

/thread

If you can fuck bitches and get money, there is absolutely no reason to go to law school.


SO credited.

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby pattonthicke » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:00 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
Upton Sinclair wrote:While you still can...

F#ck bitches, get money.

/thread

If you can fuck bitches and get money, there is absolutely no reason to go to law school.



+100000000

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby Miracle » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:07 pm

StillHerexxx wrote:Get a job and have fun. I have been working an internship/job at an insurance company. Makes me want to go to law school in the fall real bad.


+1

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby tea_drinker » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:36 pm

pattonthicke wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
Upton Sinclair wrote:While you still can...

F#ck bitches, get money.

/thread

If you can fuck bitches and get money, there is absolutely no reason to go to law school.



+100000000


I don't know. Appearances (or age) can be a deal breaker though.

OP: Earn money and enjoy your life while you can

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby chicarda » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:17 pm

JazzOne wrote:
Upton Sinclair wrote:While you still can...

F#ck bitches, get money.

/thread

If you can fuck bitches and get money, there is absolutely no reason to go to law school.



Disrespect women, acquire currency & then law school.

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:19 pm

jarofsoup wrote:
pu_golf88 wrote:You could visit Egypt. I'm sure that would make a compelling personal statement.



I think that this is really your best option. Or you could go to Iran, get arrested, tortured, and then hopefully released from prison. Write a book on human rights, get a mediocre LSAT score, write a personal statement on your experiences, fame, and why you want to study human rights law, and get into Yale.

Just enjoy yourself.


Oh boy...

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AboveTheLawSchool
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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:15 pm

I have a long-term SO at the moment, so not really interested in most of the "advice" I have been getting thus far.... any more thoughtful help?

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Re: What to do with a year off? Help me plan my life

Postby dr123 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:17 pm

get a job ya bum




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