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Postby 062914123 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:55 pm

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Re: Okay, I swear this is a serious (alcohol) question

Postby kkklick » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:55 pm

England?

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Postby 062914123 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:56 pm

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Re: Okay, I swear this is a serious (alcohol) question

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:02 pm

Ummmm how "now quite" drinking age?

Also, maybe wait to go to law school? I would guess most firms want their attorneys to be fully out of puberty by the time they start working.

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Re: Okay, I swear this is a serious (alcohol) question

Postby krad » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:04 pm

Kobe_Teeth wrote:Ummmm how "now quite" drinking age?

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Postby bk1 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:06 pm

Nobody is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to go to drinking.

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Postby 062914123 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:08 pm

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Re: Okay, I swear this is a serious (alcohol) question

Postby jdhakert » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:10 pm

bee wrote:
kkklick wrote:England?


If you mean where I am atm--nope :D Try again?


They do law as an undergrad major in england, and the drinking age is like 11.

I would take a year off and work. Better chances at admission and maybe even finding work later
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Postby 062914123 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:12 pm

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Re: Okay, I swear this is a serious (alcohol) question

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:13 pm

A more overall point, firms and law schools like work experience. If you are that young, and don't have WE, then you might want to wait a year. I mean obviously firms hire people who go straight to LS with no work experience, but being that young could make them hesitate. I could be wrong.

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Postby 062914123 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:15 pm

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Postby krad » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:17 pm

Kobe_Teeth wrote:A more overall point, firms and law schools like work experience. If you are that young, and don't have WE, then you might want to wait a year. I mean obviously firms hire people who go straight to LS with no work experience, but being that young could make them hesitate. I could be wrong.


I could potentially see this, graduating LS at what, 22? That's when most people graduate UG in the states.

OP do you have any w/e during school- solid internships and the like? I mean, it's not w/e in the sense that law schools consider it, but it would be something more to talk about (in terms of graduating LS so young) than nothing... I dunno, this is just so far off from where I am (will be 26 starting LS).

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Postby 062914123 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:21 pm

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Postby jdhakert » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:23 pm

If I were you I would not use my start a new "everything" (i.e. reputation) being one of the few 20 year olds in the class. Plus you will probably WANT to utilize bar reviews and stuff because of the stress relief. If you're not interested in that kind of stuff, then don't worry about it. But I could see it being a pretty big setback as far as socializing, especially with members of the opposite sex (or whatever you're into)

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Re: Okay, I swear this is a serious (alcohol) question

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:24 pm

I swear I remember one of the mods starting law school when they were 19 and saying there weren't really any issues but can't remember who it was. Maybe it wasn't a mod the search feature won't let 19 be a search term since it is too common. Anyway, that person said there weren't really any issues fitting it socially (at UVA I believe). It might make a difference during job interviews though.

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Re: Okay, I swear this is a serious (alcohol) question

Postby langdonbadger » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:24 pm

Just gotta get good at sneaking into bars 8)

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Re: Okay, I swear this is a serious (alcohol) question

Postby krad » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:25 pm

bee wrote:
krad wrote:
Kobe_Teeth wrote:A more overall point, firms and law schools like work experience. If you are that young, and don't have WE, then you might want to wait a year. I mean obviously firms hire people who go straight to LS with no work experience, but being that young could make them hesitate. I could be wrong.


I could potentially see this, graduating LS at what, 22? That's when most people graduate UG in the states.

OP do you have any w/e during school- solid internships and the like? I mean, it's not w/e in the sense that law schools consider it, but it would be something more to talk about (in terms of graduating LS so young) than nothing... I dunno, this is just so far off from where I am (will be 26 starting LS).


Yeah, I'll be 23 at LS grad. I have a few internships, but no real work experience--this may change if I get the opportunity to postpone LS for a year. Considering, though, that going straight from UG to LS means grad at 24, is it really that much of a difference?


Yeah sorry, I was trying to do the math but apparently f'ed up. I don't think one year young in terms of graduation would make a difference and it seems like you're more interested in the socializing while in LS aspects, so I'll defer to others' answers...

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Re: Okay, I swear this is a serious (alcohol) question

Postby paratactical » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:25 pm

bee wrote:Considering, though, that going straight from UG to LS means grad at 24, is it really that much of a difference?

It meens you will be the same age as the law firm's receptionist, not the other first year associates. I don't know that it will make it more difficult for you, but you have to be prepared to have a harder time than other people in your class in the firm.

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Re: Okay, I swear this is a serious (alcohol) question

Postby BlakcMajikc » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:26 pm

If you have summer work experience, then I would take the advice of folks around here with a grain of salt. I would go ahead an apply. I was a 20 year old MBA student at a top-20 program, and although I couldn't drink at events for a semester or so my first year, I wouldn't have changed a thing. I got an excellent and prestigious MBA summer internship, but it was because I could talk about my summer w/e and school w/e in the interviews with authority, like it meant something. In MBA life, the world revolves around drinking and socializing, but it was worth missing out on a few events (not many at all) to finish UG and MBA early at 22.

However, that's a big IF on the w/e. If you don't have it, then get some first.
edited: I see you posted you have summer w/e. good stuff. I would go for it. unless you find a job for a year that changes your life, then there's no need to delay LS
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Re: Okay, I swear this is a serious (alcohol) question

Postby BlakcMajikc » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:32 pm

On the social aspect, I was able to go to all of the in-school events and just didn't drink. A lot of people didn't drink so no biggy. For the out of school events, I would get an underage wristband from the MBA program. Which kind of sucked... but it was just for a semester. You can check with the law school and see how they handle it too. I went to all bschool events including the ones at lounges and bars, it was the barhopping that I couldnt be a part of.




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