Apply Now or Next Year?

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pecos29bill

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Apply Now or Next Year?

Postby pecos29bill » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:27 am

Please, I need some advice!

I am 25 years old. I'm from the States, but I've lived and worked in Japan teaching at a high school since I was 21. I really enjoy the job, and my board of education is offering me another year contract to stay from July 2014 to July 2015.

I got a 3.92 GPA for undergrad, a pretty full resume, and I've also got a 170 on the LSAT. Going to law school is my dream....but I find myself really wanting to stay in Japan one more year. I want to try to pass the top level Japanese fluency exam, and I want to finish my bad but loved little novel.

Do you think that entering law school at 26/27 is too old? And how will the job market be for someone around 30 by the time he gets out?

Thanks!

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rinkrat19

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Re: Apply Now or Next Year?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:28 am

The average law student is like 25 and every school will have plenty of people in their late 20s/early 30s. 26/27 is nothing.

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Re: Apply Now or Next Year?

Postby thewaves » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:42 am

law school will always be around. live how you want and do everything you can before it! (I know I'm making it sound like terminal cancer and you need a bucket list)

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mr. wednesday

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Re: Apply Now or Next Year?

Postby mr. wednesday » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:04 am

Why would it matter if you graduate at 29 vs 30? It's just a year. Plus you might actually get some use out of being able to say you are fluent in Japanese from a few firms, or doing immigration work, or if you want to try and go back at some point.

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Re: Apply Now or Next Year?

Postby JazzOne » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:13 am

Stay in Japan. Another year won't matter. I finished law school at 35, and I was still competitive for Big Law. The legal market is in the tank anyway. It's not like you're going to miss the golden ticket or something.

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Re: Apply Now or Next Year?

Postby dnptan » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:39 pm

Retake for a 173+ and you're looking at Yale. Enjoy Japan my friend!



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