How old will you be when you enter law school?

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How old will you be when you enter law school?

19
6
0%
20
23
1%
21
118
8%
22
297
19%
23-24
416
27%
25-26
285
18%
27
103
7%
28-30
154
10%
over 30
117
8%
over 40
29
2%
 
Total votes: 1548

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jcl2
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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby jcl2 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:00 am

motiontodismiss wrote:Technically 26 when I finish law school....technically 23 when I start. (October birthday....really sucks doesn't it? You're like almost the oldest person in your class)

Right now, 23 sounds old, 26 sounds ancient and 30+ sounds prehistoric.


You will be younger than average at almost all law schools. Also you will discover that where you are at in life becomes much less directly tied to age after about 22. By that point everyone is pretty much as fully developed psychologically as they are going to get and where you fit in socially has much more to do with what you are doing than how old you are. Physically there is also pretty much no difference between 23 and 30. For the most part a 28 year old law student and a 23 year old law student would be pretty indistinguishable if you didn't inquire as to their age and background.

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby motiontodismiss » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:20 pm

I'll be 23 for about a month into my 1L year then I turn 24. So just below average age-wise. If I had planned correctly I could be in law school this fall, making me 21 when I start and 24 when I graduate. But poor planning and what not threw a wrench into those plans.

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bigchris1313
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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby bigchris1313 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:41 pm

24 when I arrive as a 1L this fall, 25 by Christmas, and 27 when I graduate.

Wow, 25 seems significantly older than 24.

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englawyer
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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby englawyer » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:29 pm

jcl2 wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:Technically 26 when I finish law school....technically 23 when I start. (October birthday....really sucks doesn't it? You're like almost the oldest person in your class)

Right now, 23 sounds old, 26 sounds ancient and 30+ sounds prehistoric.


You will be younger than average at almost all law schools. Also you will discover that where you are at in life becomes much less directly tied to age after about 22. By that point everyone is pretty much as fully developed psychologically as they are going to get and where you fit in socially has much more to do with what you are doing than how old you are. Physically there is also pretty much no difference between 23 and 30. For the most part a 28 year old law student and a 23 year old law student would be pretty indistinguishable if you didn't inquire as to their age and background.


damn my premature baldness! the secret will be out that i am 25+ 8)

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby motiontodismiss » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:35 pm

bigchris1313 wrote:24 when I arrive as a 1L this fall, 25 by Christmas, and 27 when I graduate.

Wow, 25 seems significantly older than 24.


I think that's because 25 is a nice, round number while 24 is not quite.

Kind of like $100 feels more expensive than $99.99 even though for all intents and purposes they cost the same.

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby big_blue79 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:44 pm

I am/will be 31 when I matriculate. And I am bitter about being reminded about it.

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby LavAzza2004 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:45 pm

30 in July...ack!!! Trying to focus on that "life's a journey..." stuff. It's not starting over but adding to what I've already done. :)

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby Janus » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:50 pm

27 as of last Friday. I also have a 2 year old (who is potty trained!) and I'll be commuting 1.5 hrs to school each way. Or at least that's the plan right now...

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby motiontodismiss » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:52 pm

Ouch. That sucks.

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby tebow4president » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:00 am

bump to laugh @ punjabilovers cycle hahaha... rejected at every single school so far.

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OneKnight
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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby OneKnight » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:16 am

tebow4president wrote:bump to laugh @ punjabilovers cycle hahaha... rejected at every single school so far.


PunjabiLower wrote:damn 24 huh? I'll be a 2nd year associate by that age.


Not if you don't get in! *zing!*

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MGH1989
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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby MGH1989 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:35 am

Anywhere between 22 and 24. I'm most certainly going to either spend a 5th year in undergrad or go to grad school before I go to law school.

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby doza » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:32 pm

Mattalones wrote:
kcg171 wrote:
hypermeganet wrote:I'll be 27

yes! keep the 27s comin'

27!!!


Another one here! I'll be 27 when I start this fall.

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby stintez » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:36 pm

ill start fall of 2011 and be 25 :wink:

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby Sangiovese » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:37 pm

Dimsdale wrote:36 - Married, 2 kids (3 and 1), 2 dogs, 2 cats. Looking forward to reading something a little more stimulating than Go Dog Go!


That's funny... I remember my oldest daughter always called it, "Dog Dog Go" instead of Go Dog Go. :)

Similar situation here. 40. Married. 3 munchkins. (One will start college while I am in school and one will graduate HS at the same time I am graduating LS.)

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby Dimsdale » Sun May 02, 2010 10:42 pm

Sangiovese wrote:
Dimsdale wrote:36 - Married, 2 kids (3 and 1), 2 dogs, 2 cats. Looking forward to reading something a little more stimulating than Go Dog Go!


That's funny... I remember my oldest daughter always called it, "Dog Dog Go" instead of Go Dog Go. :)

Similar situation here. 40. Married. 3 munchkins. (One will start college while I am in school and one will graduate HS at the same time I am graduating LS.)

What a trip going to school at the same time as your kid. Don't let him/her beat your GPA or you'll never hear the end of it (unless you're paying for their school, of course).

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby pomfiend » Sun May 02, 2010 11:06 pm

I'll be 24 when I start this Fall.

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby MURPH » Wed May 05, 2010 6:30 am

tebow4president wrote:bump to laugh @ punjabilovers cycle hahaha... rejected at every single school so far.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=116654
I feel bad for snickering at the poor child. But not that bad.

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MentalGopher
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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby MentalGopher » Wed May 05, 2010 6:32 am

25 :|

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby Rick471 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:14 am

I will be 41 when I start in Aug 2011. Beat that! :oops:

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby dtubin » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:39 pm

21

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oldhippie
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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby oldhippie » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:25 am

38.....
but does it count that i only FEEL about 25? :wink:

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby paratactical » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:43 am

MURPH wrote:
tebow4president wrote:bump to laugh @ punjabilovers cycle hahaha... rejected at every single school so far.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=116654
I feel bad for snickering at the poor child. But not that bad.


oh.em.ghee. That kid is a train wreck. LULZ.

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby check23 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:59 pm

32. I'll have to admit I have this terrifying image in my head of a classroom full of squeaky little gunners pumping their hands up shouting "Me! Me!" every time the professor asks a question. I guess most of these T14 schools require a least a bit of real world experience though.

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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby PunjabiLower » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:42 am

tebow4president wrote:bump to laugh @ punjabilovers cycle hahaha... rejected at every single school so far.


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