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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby rbgrocio » Tue May 05, 2009 11:43 pm

I'll be 23, almost 24 when I graduate.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby Cavalier » Tue May 05, 2009 11:45 pm

elegantswan wrote:
Cavalier wrote:No, I meant two internet trolls.


Obviously, I was just jesting with you. Senility kicking in somewhat early ehh

Hopefully not, I'm not even 21 yet.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby dickfitzwell » Tue May 05, 2009 11:48 pm

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby JazzOne » Tue May 05, 2009 11:53 pm

dickfitzwell wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
elegantswan wrote:
Cavalier wrote:No, I meant two internet trolls.


Obviously, I was just jesting with you. Senility kicking in somewhat early ehh

Hopefully not, I'm not even 21 yet.



I guess since im 27, do you need me to get you directions to McDonald's?


27? You're about to cross over to the dark side.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby jschuyler » Tue May 05, 2009 11:56 pm

I'll be 28 when I graduate, which is the same age my parents were when they had me. So it's fitting, I guess, that I'll be birthing my own little baby of debt at that age.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby dickfitzwell » Tue May 05, 2009 11:57 pm

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby jetlagz28 » Wed May 06, 2009 12:02 am

Its interesting that working + traveling the world + experiencing life outside of school for 3 years before returning = failure.

Guess I am a failure.

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Postby elegantswan » Wed May 06, 2009 12:04 am

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby jschuyler » Wed May 06, 2009 12:06 am

elegantswan wrote:
jschuyler wrote:I'll be 28 when I graduate, which is the same age my parents were when they had me. So it's fitting, I guess, that I'll be birthing my own little baby of debt at that age.


This made me chuckle [slightly]. I guess the plus side is that you can call this baby of debt yours for more than 18 years, it won't make you nauseous/hormonal for 9/10 months, just broke, living like a bum, and unhappy for 25 years or so (or whenever the repayments end).


I can't drown it in the bathtub, either.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby wardboro » Wed May 06, 2009 12:07 am

CCRA Income based repayment program will forgive after 25 years. Income-based PI/Government forgiveness program will forgive debt after 120 payments (10 years.) You won't be on the hook for more than 25 years.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby muddywaters » Wed May 06, 2009 12:41 am

i wouldnt be concerned at all about age as long as law is something you really want to do. Even a LS grad a 35 will have 30+ years of work ahead of him/her.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby JazzOne » Wed May 06, 2009 12:43 am

muddywaters wrote:Even a LS grad a 35 will have 30+ years of work ahead of him/her.


Don't remind me.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby vasiok » Wed May 06, 2009 7:30 am

JazzOne wrote:
muddywaters wrote:Even a LS grad a 35 will have 30+ years of work ahead of him/her.


Don't remind me.


:lol:

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby hypermeganet » Wed May 06, 2009 8:02 am

I'll be 28 when I enter, so 31 at grad time. Nice to know I'm not the only Mikey D's fan here.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby rayiner » Wed May 06, 2009 8:21 am

I'll be 25 going in if my waitlists work out this year, 27 otherwise. I really don't think graduating at 30 versus graduating at 25 is going to make much of a difference. Northwestern's average age for their entering class is 26 (ie: 29 at graduation), and that doesn't seem to have hurt their placement at all.

EDIT: Also, this thread makes me really, really, want that NU acceptance. If it means I don't have to be around so many kiddies in law school...

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby Justice4All » Wed May 06, 2009 8:25 am

elegantswan wrote:
kak23 wrote:
elegantswan wrote:
lrw05d wrote:im going to be so freaking young. agh. ill be 23 when i graduate law school, and turn 24 a few weeks later. trust me, its not a blessing. going through undergrad and never being 21 is not fun times.


you use internet forums, i doubt you would have much fun even if you were 21+ through much of undergrad.

but graduating young is much better than graduating when you are 30+ (aka ancient dinosaur). if i were still going to school at 30+, I would consider myself a big failure. i mean, how embarrassing would it be to take classes with people 10+ years younger than you?
This is probably one of the most douchebaggiest and ignorant things I've ever seen written on this forum. Are you born and bred for success?


yes, i was born and bred for success, because i pretty much knew what i was doing straight out of college, unlike those who decided to wait to apply to law school until they were daddies and mommies, lugging around 4 chillen at mcdonald's.
So, everyone who is an older student: 1. Has children. 2. Eats at McDonald's. 3. Are ignorant of their own ambitions.

Is this correct?


Seriously?[/quote]

I LOVE McDonalds (especially the Happy Meals), I don't have childeren, and I'm pretty sure I know my own ambitions better than peach fuzz here does.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby hypermeganet » Wed May 06, 2009 8:30 am

rayiner wrote:I'll be 25 going in if my waitlists work out this year, 27 otherwise. I really don't think graduating at 30 versus graduating at 25 is going to make much of a difference. Northwestern's average age for their entering class is 26 (ie: 29 at graduation), and that doesn't seem to have hurt their placement at all.

EDIT: Also, this thread makes me really, really, want that NU acceptance. If it means I don't have to be around so many kiddies in law school...


I wish NU was in the South. I hate the cold, even though Chicago is a nice city.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby rayiner » Wed May 06, 2009 8:36 am

hypermeganet wrote:
rayiner wrote:I'll be 25 going in if my waitlists work out this year, 27 otherwise. I really don't think graduating at 30 versus graduating at 25 is going to make much of a difference. Northwestern's average age for their entering class is 26 (ie: 29 at graduation), and that doesn't seem to have hurt their placement at all.

EDIT: Also, this thread makes me really, really, want that NU acceptance. If it means I don't have to be around so many kiddies in law school...


I wish NU was in the South. I hate the cold, even though Chicago is a nice city.


You and me both.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby billykelly76 » Wed May 06, 2009 9:12 am

Skywalker925 wrote:hmm i'm on the opposite side... I'll be 19 when I enter and 22 when I'm done.


My fiancee was 20 when she started. She says that the hardest thing for her was not being able to be involved in the drinking culture. She did occasionally use her roommates passport to get into clubs, and overall I don't think her age hindered her law school experience. She has told me that she felt very young compared to her classmates (she was at GULC). She is still very close to most of her friends from law school, though, and she graduated five years ago.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby JMD.USMC » Wed May 06, 2009 9:29 am

I really got some lols at the young folks with no life experience talking about people 30+ graduating law school as having wasted 10 years of their life and being "ancient"

It will be even funnier when they realize that even though they might have a JD and be "ahead of the curve" at 24, that they really just have a ton of debt and can't enjoy themselves b/c they are too busy chasing the brass ring.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby heyguys » Wed May 06, 2009 9:33 am

hypermeganet wrote:
rayiner wrote:I'll be 25 going in if my waitlists work out this year, 27 otherwise. I really don't think graduating at 30 versus graduating at 25 is going to make much of a difference. Northwestern's average age for their entering class is 26 (ie: 29 at graduation), and that doesn't seem to have hurt their placement at all.

EDIT: Also, this thread makes me really, really, want that NU acceptance. If it means I don't have to be around so many kiddies in law school...


I wish NU was in the South. I hate the cold, even though Chicago is a nice city.



I desperately wish my law school were in the South as well. In fact, I wish my law school were located in my hometown. I hate the cold, and New Haven.....well, you know.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby lawhopeful09 » Wed May 06, 2009 10:02 am

Obama was 27 when he went to law school. If nothing else (i.e. your BigLaw dreams don't pan out) just go be president.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby englawyer » Wed May 06, 2009 10:20 am

Obama was 27 when he went to law school. If nothing else (i.e. your BigLaw dreams don't pan out) just go be president.


+1

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby mr.undroppable » Wed May 06, 2009 10:21 am

JSUVA2012 wrote:
NayBoer wrote:Law firms don't expect or want you to stick around for 30 years,


I agree that being 30-40 probably isn't going to hurt anyone's employment prospects too bad, I definitely disagree that firms don't want you to stick around for a long time. If they didn't care how long you were going to be there, firms in smaller markets wouldn't care so much about your personal ties to the area.



They don't care for you to stick around for thirty years, the reason they give you a hard time about geographical ties is because they lose money on you during the summer because you really can't do anything that will generate revenue. They are happy with the high attrition rates because they bill you out at a much higher $$$ fee than they pay you, only the partners make what the earn and even then that doesn't hold true for all of them. They want you to work for five or six years and then either quit after you have earned them a lot of money (but before your salary gets too high) or they make you partner if they think you will add to their ability to make money. This is not a touchy feely business.

They absolutely do not care about your geographical ties to the area because they envision every first year associate spending the next 20 years at their law firm, they just don't want to pay for you to have a 12 week vacation and then bail on them. This holds true even more so for the smaller firms in smaller markets because you would have been a completely wasted investment if you don't return after the summer and help the partners get richer.

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Re: average age of law school grads

Postby cho » Wed May 06, 2009 10:50 am

don't sweat it. just make smart decisions about your finances/options the same way you would if you were younger. the age difference is not going to kill your chances of employment. late twenties to early thirties starting associate age is not something firms have never seen before and detest. in partners' eyes, you'll still be a wild-eyed whippersnapper.

but if anything anyone on here said makes you feel concerned... you should probably reconsider your dedication and motivation. you need to be confident you are doing the right thing for your own reasons regardless of what a bunch of inexperienced kids and/or boxed-in jerks have to say, and if you're not... you're in trouble.

i'm going to be an older student, but i don't give a shit what anyone else thinks about it. other than serving as a convenient litmus test, it's totally inconsequential.




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