Searchparty wrote:To people freaking out about being KJD...
If they bring it up in the interview, it's not because they don't want to admit you. It's because if they admit you, they want you to defer and get experience.
I graduated a year early from college (so I'm at least a year younger than most) and I was KJD. I had a lot of work experience, so JS even conceded it wasn't an issue, but she still asked me if I'd consider taking time off. I asked her why and she said work experience (not an issue for me) and because law school is so much different from UG that it's good to have a break to I guess forget your UG habits...?
Anyways, I'd say... if your stats are good and your interview concentrated on taking time off, it's probably because that was the only thing "wrong" with your application.
Do not panic about being a KJD
I am KJD. I went to primary school a year earlier than usual and graduated from college in three years. So I am at least two years younger than most. I did have some work experience, and got an offer from a top 10 law firm worldwide.
My interviewer did not ask me anything about why KJD, why no full time work experience, why reject the law firm, etc, though I have prepared for these questions intensively. So do prepare, but you might not get asked at all!