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

Postby Hank Chill » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:02 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
Hank Chill wrote:
paratactical wrote:
Hank Chill wrote:I will be 22. I'm nervous. Starting to think that it might be a good idea to get out of the education bubble for at least a year.

I'm not in law school yet, but I've yet to meet someone that regretting taking the time off.


That's what I usually hear. I just don't know what I'd do if I took a year off. I could keep working at the law firm I'm at right now, but I wouldn't be doing anything really life changing. How would I phrase that to the admissions committee in my request for deferred admission?


Say you want to work a year to pay off undergrad debt.


Good call.

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

Postby merc280 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:27 am

I'm in the middle of my year off and I regret every minute of it. I thought it would be fun to work and just relax a bit after four years of undergrad, but all I've done so far is work at my family's company and do very little traveling. Just not how I expected my time off to be spent.

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

Postby cinephile » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:40 am

I'll be 26. I'm really glad I took a few years off, mostly because I had no idea what I wanted from life when I graduated from college, but also because I didn't adapt to change so easily back then.

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

Postby Trequartista » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:39 am

22.

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

Postby orangebluewhitered » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:18 am

merc280 wrote:I'm in the middle of my year off and I regret every minute of it. I thought it would be fun to work and just relax a bit after four years of undergrad, but all I've done so far is work at my family's company and do very little traveling. Just not how I expected my time off to be spent.



So... quit. And travel.

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

Postby Hey-O » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:23 am

orangebluewhitered wrote:
merc280 wrote:I'm in the middle of my year off and I regret every minute of it. I thought it would be fun to work and just relax a bit after four years of undergrad, but all I've done so far is work at my family's company and do very little traveling. Just not how I expected my time off to be spent.



So... quit. And travel.

+1

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

Postby northwood » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:46 am

welcome to the real world merc. it sucks, and its not what you thought/ dreamed it would be

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

Postby BamaGrad09 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:50 pm

I'll be 26. Took a year off. Ready to start already.

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

Postby abby3211 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:24 pm

20. trying to get through as fast as possible...

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

Postby ilovesf » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:29 pm

merc280 wrote:I'm in the middle of my year off and I regret every minute of it. I thought it would be fun to work and just relax a bit after four years of undergrad, but all I've done so far is work at my family's company and do very little traveling. Just not how I expected my time off to be spent.


Your year off is what you make of it. I spent 1 year of my 2 years off traveling and doing different things... You just have to have the 'fuck it' mentality and just go.

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

Postby BrianGriffintheDog » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:37 pm

Age don't matter. It all depends on how perky & amount of wrinkles you got on yo face

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

Postby northwood » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:34 am

actual age, or mental age?

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

Postby gokickrocks » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:36 pm

I'll be 25 when I start. Definitely glad that I took a few years off after undergrad. Growing up and maturing as an individual and also being able to travel was a good experience.

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

Postby afc1910 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:04 pm

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

Postby IamKristieHi » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:06 am

Will be 22 starting, and already took a year off. Now that it's March and school begins in August...I feel like I want more time :/ There's definitely nothing wrong with taking a few years to work before law school.

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

Postby sstufken » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:09 am

I'll be 22 (going straight from undergrad- though I almost wish I was doing Teach for America or something for a few years). My friend, who is in my year but will not be 22 until August, actually got rejected from a school (even though she has great softs & competitive numbers for that school), and when she called the admissions office about it, they told her that her age "may" have had something to do with it. Weird huh? I don't feel like there is a huge difference between 21 and 22...

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

Postby deliriousxix » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:39 pm

I'm 21 now but I'll be 22.. I graduated a year early and took a year off to work. Best decision I made! I don't feel as burnt out and I'm really ready to get back to school.. as lame as that sounds.

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

Postby sanetruth » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:45 pm

I know someone who graduated with their BA in 2007 and their JD in 2010, and they are now 25 and working at Wachtell.

That. Is. Terrifying.

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

Postby iluvkj » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:24 pm

I'll be 23.

Took a year off after undergrad and am really enjoying myself. I'm not doing anything life-altering, just taking some "me-time". I feel as though I am even more ready to get back to studying now.
:)

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

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:27 pm

sanetruth wrote:I know someone who graduated with their BA in 2007 and their JD in 2010, and they are now 25 and working at Wachtell.

That. Is. Terrifying.


I'm jealous

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

Postby southernsnapp » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:06 pm

21, because I graduated hs at 17 and completed college in 3 years.

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

Postby A12345 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:35 pm

southernsnapp wrote:21, because I graduated hs at 17 and completed college in 3 years.


I'm in the same boat. I'll turn 21 about two weeks before I start law school

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

Postby serdog » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:18 pm

27 so upper 25%
was going to go last year but had a once in a life time event that didn't allow be to write the LSAT

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

Postby northwood » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:21 pm

27 years old.

mentally still a teenager!

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

Postby serdog » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:28 pm

northwood wrote:27 years old.

mentally still a teenager!

That the way to be :D




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