Is 24 to old to start law school?

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Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby Areis » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:03 pm

Is 24 to old to start law school? I'm 23 now, and I want to retake the LSAT and apply early in the fall, but I feel as though I'll be to old, and should have started my career by the age of 25. Any advice would be great.

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby RedBirds2011 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:05 pm

Areis wrote:Is 24 to old to start law school? I'm 23 now, and I want to retake the LSAT and apply early in the fall, but I feel as though I'll be to old, and should have started my career by the age of 25. Any advice would be great.


No, absolutely NOT too old. In fact, I am of the opinion that it is almost always better to start later.

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby katjust » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:05 pm

No, 24 is not too old...well, maybe it is for you.

Are you being serious? Most people do not even graduate from college until 22.

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby Samara » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:06 pm

Areis wrote:Is 24 to old to start law school? I'm 23 now, and I want to retake the LSAT and apply early in the fall, but I feel as though I'll be to old, and should have started my career by the age of 25. Any advice would be great.

Not too old at all. I'll be 26 when I start this fall. I'm really glad I waited.

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby stillwater » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:06 pm

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby cactuarX3 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:07 pm

Areis wrote:Is 24 to old to start law school? I'm 23 now, and I want to retake the LSAT and apply early in the fall, but I feel as though I'll be to old, and should have started my career by the age of 25. Any advice would be great.


you've got to be kidding me

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby DCDuck » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:08 pm

Lol. The average age of the incoming class at my school was 25, with an age range of 21-43. At Yale the average age was 24. You're fine, dude.

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby RedBirds2011 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:09 pm

If anything, you might still be too young lol

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby monkey85 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:10 pm

Samara wrote:I'm really glad I waited.


That's what she said?

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:10 pm

Image

Seriously though. Shut up.

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby hurldes » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:12 pm

YES, way too old. If you start at 24 you'll be like.... 27 when you graduate. Then you'll only have like ... 40 years to to actually be an attorney.

/sarcasm

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby angrybird » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:13 pm

24 is probably too young to start a law school. it's not about your age so much as your lack of experience and the size of your professional network. you're going to have a hard time attracting decent professors and getting them to take you seriously. but hey, doogie howser had the same problems, and he managed alright.

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby Lwoods » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:16 pm

Samara wrote:
Areis wrote:Is 24 to old to start law school? I'm 23 now, and I want to retake the LSAT and apply early in the fall, but I feel as though I'll be to old, and should have started my career by the age of 25. Any advice would be great.

Not too old at all. I'll be 26 when I start this fall. I'm really glad I waited.


I was 27 when I started, and while I like to joke about being old, it's fine. Don't be a bum, though. Get a job if you're not in school. Work experience really helps me stand out from my classmates, and it also gave me a much wider network that I'll be using / relying upon to get a job after law school.

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:16 pm

I'll be 33 this fall when I start. Shut up.

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby Psib337 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:19 pm

I'll turn 25 a few weeks after I start law school. For most of the schools I've been looking at the average age of first year students is 24 or 25 so I think you're good.

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:20 pm

At my school the average entrance age is 22-23. The 24 year olds sit in the back with all the people in their 40s who are on their second career. We usually make fun of them and don't let them talk to us.

I'm not gonna lie, its gonna be hell on your employment prospects. Most law firms will look at you and say: "OFMG! Look at this ancient geezer. He's 24 and hasn't done anything with his life."

It'll be a long hard road full of social and career rejection. But if you stick in there, people might stop hating you someday, and it is *possible* you could get a job.

Good luck.

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:21 pm

What is this I don't even

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby cactuarX3 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:21 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:Image

Seriously though. Shut up.


where was this from?

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:31 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:Image

Seriously though. Shut up.


where was this from?


Community.

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby RedBirds2011 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:33 pm

Nicholasnickynic wrote:At my school the average entrance age is 22-23. The 24 year olds sit in the back with all the people in their 40s who are on their second career. We usually make fun of them and don't let them talk to us.

I'm not gonna lie, its gonna be hell on your employment prospects. Most law firms will look at you and say: "OFMG! Look at this ancient geezer. He's 24 and hasn't done anything with his life."

It'll be a long hard road full of social and career rejection. But if you stick in there, people might stop hating you someday, and it is *possible* you could get a job.

Good luck.


:lol:

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby Br3v » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:38 pm

No

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby fashiongirl » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:37 pm

Uhhh most people start around 24. I honestly do not regret taking 2 years off to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, save money, and get real world work experience. I'm 24 and I'll be starting in August.

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby angrybird » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:38 pm

what this thread needs is about 45 more replies saying the exact same thing

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby roaringeagle » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:47 pm

27 represent! :D

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Re: Is 24 to old to start law school?

Postby joeshmo39 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:48 pm

angrybird wrote:what this thread needs is about 45 more replies saying the exact same thing


I will say this then, based on the title:

24 is too old to not know the difference between to/too/two.




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