When Did You Decide to Go to Law School?

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When Did You Decide to Go to Law School?

Poll ended at Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:38 pm

Before UG
18
22%
During UG
28
35%
From UG straight to LS
4
5%
A Year after UG
12
15%
2-5 Years after UG
11
14%
+5 Years after UG
8
10%
 
Total votes: 81

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Amity
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When Did You Decide to Go to Law School?

Postby Amity » Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:38 pm

For me it was a year after UG. Then it depended on my LSAT result.

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Re: When Did You Decide to Go to Law School?

Postby thesealocust » Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:33 pm

I spent most of my life trying not to become a lawyer. I was spawned from two lawyers and felt like it was too obvious a fate.

Things were going kind-of-O.K. through the first half of college. Studying for an organic chemistry exam my Junior year I learned that major, ECs, etc. didn't matter at all for law school. I immediately dropped my science degree, majored in art, graduated a semester early, and proceeded to fulfill the prophecy.

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Re: When Did You Decide to Go to Law School?

Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:22 pm

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Amity
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Re: When Did You Decide to Go to Law School?

Postby Amity » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:31 pm

I would have already taken the bar and been working had I decided early on... like the 64% of those who went from UG straight to LS.

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Re: When Did You Decide to Go to Law School?

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:49 pm

Amity wrote:I would have already taken the bar and been working had I decided early on... like the 64% of those who went from UG straight to LS.


Where did you get this number? It's ridiculously high.

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Amity
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Re: When Did You Decide to Go to Law School?

Postby Amity » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:55 pm

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:
Amity wrote:I would have already taken the bar and been working had I decided early on... like the 64% of those who went from UG straight to LS.


Where did you get this number? It's ridiculously high.

The number came from this poll. Which has now increased to two-thirds.

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thesealocust
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Re: When Did You Decide to Go to Law School?

Postby thesealocust » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:03 pm

Isn't assuming that everyone who decided to go to LS in or before college did so without a break after college, like, an amateur hour LSAT logic mistake?

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Re: When Did You Decide to Go to Law School?

Postby Summerz » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:16 pm

Ever since high school. Never considered taking a break in-between college and law school. Except for the bar 3L is pretty close to having a nice long break.

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Re: When Did You Decide to Go to Law School?

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:13 pm

Since middle school.

Yes, it's true. Let's hope that my dreams haven't steered me wrong.

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Re: When Did You Decide to Go to Law School?

Postby 3|ink » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:01 pm

When I realized I am an uncreative, talentless hack.




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