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

Postby Cupidity » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:29 pm

21

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natalie123
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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby natalie123 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:40 am

38, thank goodness. I was a mess in my 20s and I'm sure law school would have been a disaster. Like a fine wine, I have improved with age. Plus, I won't have to take time away from my career to have babies, as that's already been taken care of (the "babies" are 12 now).

LSAT N00b
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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby LSAT N00b » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:20 am

23

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

Postby friedoreos » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:45 am

22, though i look about 14. someone asked me today if i was old enough to drive yet

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

Postby j2d3 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:54 am

35. I'm so excited to be surrounded by a bunch of kids in their mid-20s... I know from experience that it will just make me forget that I'm 35!

When I went back to finish undergrad I was 26... and being surrounded by 18-21 year olds was delightful ;)

Well on my way to being a dirty old man.

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

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:55 am

jd-mba wrote:
adh07d wrote:just turning 21 entering, just turning 22 for OCI, 23 at graduation, Partner at 29, DA of Orlando Fl at 35, senator at 40, president at 46, supreme world hegemon at 54, assassinated at 55.


Quite the plan. That's assuming you're entering law school at 21 (oohhhhhhh). Just kidding :) Applying straight out of undergrad + graduating early + born in the fall but lived in a state where they didn't push you back a grade?


Close, summer bday, graduating in 3 years.

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

Postby jms1987 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:00 pm

Right around 25.

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

Postby Rocketman11 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:15 pm

I just feel weird that my baby cousin will be in the same class as I... I'll be 24, he'll be 21.

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

Postby Solerpower » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:52 pm

Ill be 20 about 2 weeks until 21....

so yea ill be a baby :lol:

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

Postby soullogical » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:42 pm

33, It's been a long strange journey.

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

Postby irie » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:49 pm

i have a friend who skipped a year of elementary school, a year of high school, and graduated college in 3 years just short of her 19th birthday. she's now a 2L and still can't go out to bars.

biglaw partner by age 30, retirement at 40.

i should marry her.

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

Postby isaiah6v8 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:55 pm

I will be just about to turn 32, like many on here have already said, I will be glad to be around younger folks, and I am loving the thought of being back in school. The whole process has been nostalgic.

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

Postby isaiah6v8 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:56 pm

irie wrote:i have a friend who skipped a year of elementary school, a year of high school, and graduated college in 3 years just short of her 19th birthday. she's now a 2L and still can't go out to bars.

biglaw partner by age 30, retirement at 40.

i should marry her.


yes, you should.

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

Postby NClaw4 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:11 pm

Thanks to 6 years of undergraduate studies I will be entering at 24.

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

Postby rGsgbJsl1 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:21 pm

A month shy of 22.

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

Postby joshhoward » Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:24 pm

i won't be able to buy alcohol until around first week of classes. is that anything that i might consider mentioning in my personal statement?

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

Postby joshikousei » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:19 am

kingabraham3 wrote:i won't be able to buy alcohol until around first week of classes. is that anything that i might consider mentioning in my personal statement?


you're joking, right?

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

Postby joshhoward » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:53 pm

joshikousei wrote:
kingabraham3 wrote:i won't be able to buy alcohol until around first week of classes. is that anything that i might consider mentioning in my personal statement?


you're joking, right?


about the first part or the second part? but i take it your thinking no.

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

Postby laidoffjournalist » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:12 am

Too old. I need to get married and get a dog.
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Re: How old will you be when you enter law school?

Postby soccersmo » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:23 am

22 :)

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

Postby Ragged » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:31 pm

I'll be 22 which is more or less average.


But how do some people get entered at 19 and 20? Thats kickass. Is it because you are foreign students or just overachievers making the rest of us look bad? :)

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

Postby joshhoward » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:35 pm

Ragged wrote:I'll be 22 which is more or less average.


But how do some people get entered at 19 and 20? Thats kickass. Is it because you are foreign students or just overachievers making the rest of us look bad? :)

it seems that the average for most schools is more like 24 or so.

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

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:43 pm

Eh, if I had the chance to go when I was 19 or 20, I would take some time off between UG and LS and do something interesting.

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

Postby SabermetricFan » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:53 pm

Age is a subjective number and does not properly, or even come close, to assessing vitality and overall mental ability, therefore I cannot answer. Also it requires the assumption that time is linear, which it is not.


+1 on what Helm said. Time between UG and LS should be time spent doing whatever you objectively think is best for you to do based on the fact you are alive. That will be pretty hard to do in LS if LS is not that answer.

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

Postby joshhoward » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:39 pm

SabermetricFan wrote:Age is a subjective number and does not properly, or even come close, to assessing vitality and overall mental ability, therefore I cannot answer. Also it requires the assumption that time is linear, which it is not.


+1 on what Helm said. Time between UG and LS should be time spent doing whatever you objectively think is best for you to do based on the fact you are alive. That will be pretty hard to do in LS if LS is not that answer.


what an absolutely ridiculous comment. Age, having a strictly defined meaning, is by definition objective, while what one thinks is best for himself is entirely, by definition, subjective.




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