Should I quit my job for full-time study?

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asukajjang
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Should I quit my job for full-time study?

Postby asukajjang » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:34 am

I live in Korea, working 10~11 hours a day while spending 4 hours for commute to work (2 hours for one-way).
I studied LSAT for 5 months and took the test a couple of weeks ago.
Unfortunately, I did not have enough time for reviewing each questions.
So I'm seriously considering quitting the job and focusing on the test full time until next exam in June.
I'm financially supported by my parents, which I don't worry about.
But I'm 31 yrs old and I was wondering if my age really matters for law school admission.
Should I quit my job and taking some risks for the law school?

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HorseThief
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Re: Should I quit my job for full-time study?

Postby HorseThief » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:17 pm

asukajjang wrote:I live in Korea, working 10~11 hours a day while spending 4 hours for commute to work (2 hours for one-way).
I studied LSAT for 5 months and took the test a couple of weeks ago.
Unfortunately, I did not have enough time for reviewing each questions.
So I'm seriously considering quitting the job and focusing on the test full time until next exam in June.
I'm financially supported by my parents, which I don't worry about.
But I'm 31 yrs old and I was wondering if my age really matters for law school admission.
Should I quit my job and taking some risks for the law school?


Wait until you get a score before you go and quit your job. It doesn't matter if you didn't review each question if you got each question right the first time.

Continue to study, but know that you wouldn't need to do any excessive studying until Feb. at the earliest. That gives you ~2 months to decide if a) your score is good enough, and b) you need to quit your job.

Age doesn't matter (and may actually be a plus at many schools, especially since you have work experience), but you should be very confident that you want to practice law before you take any big risks. Make sure you know what lawyers really do and that you want to do that too. It's a lot of money to invest if you aren't 100% certain.

whereskyle
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Re: Should I quit my job for full-time study?

Postby whereskyle » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:39 pm

I got a 170 after having to bubble in the last four questions on a graded LR section. Truth is: you don't know which score you're going to have, so hold your horses.

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KingJamesLBJ
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Re: Should I quit my job for full-time study?

Postby KingJamesLBJ » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:28 pm

asukajjang wrote:I live in Korea, working 10~11 hours a day while spending 4 hours for commute to work (2 hours for one-way).
I studied LSAT for 5 months and took the test a couple of weeks ago.
Unfortunately, I did not have enough time for reviewing each questions.
So I'm seriously considering quitting the job and focusing on the test full time until next exam in June.
I'm financially supported by my parents, which I don't worry about.
But I'm 31 yrs old and I was wondering if my age really matters for law school admission.
Should I quit my job and taking some risks for the law school?


Must be nice :shock:

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jas1503
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Re: Should I quit my job for full-time study?

Postby jas1503 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:11 am

KingJamesLBJ wrote:
asukajjang wrote:I live in Korea, working 10~11 hours a day while spending 4 hours for commute to work (2 hours for one-way).
I studied LSAT for 5 months and took the test a couple of weeks ago.
Unfortunately, I did not have enough time for reviewing each questions.
So I'm seriously considering quitting the job and focusing on the test full time until next exam in June.
I'm financially supported by my parents, which I don't worry about.
But I'm 31 yrs old and I was wondering if my age really matters for law school admission.
Should I quit my job and taking some risks for the law school?


Must be nice :shock:

In SKorea too, beer is cheaper there.




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