I'm about 30, and hoping to start school this year.Though I do not feel prepared for the LSAT next month and I know I am rushing to get in on the tail end of the application cycle this year.I know it isn't uncommon for people in their 30's to start law school, but I'm debating holding off starting school for a year.
And who hasn’t quoted Shakespeare’s “let’s kill all the lawyers” line? Ever notice how easily you can make someone laugh by comparing lawyers to sharks, snakes, skunks, rats, roaches, and wolves?As nature would have it, another person—who was just as naïve—fell in love with him for it. And once law school is over, you believe your lives will return to normal.Before the doubt and self-loathing, there was love. Probably not, if you read this post by Katie Marie, a Bay Area writer who reminds us that hell hath no fury like a significant other scorned.I'm pretty sure i will not be getting any scholarships. Seriously your situation already sounds pretty bad and if you try to start early just because you feel like you're going to miss a "valuable year" of your career you're crazy.
i'm just hoping to get into a decent school and i'm willing to do student loans. Your "intangibles" and master degree and time in the peace corps maybe impact 5% of your application.Their partner should win Partner of the Year Award. Unfortunately, the law school doesn't really get to put an asterisk next to a poor GPA merely because it was received several years ago rather than several months ago. Also, another thing to consider, Big Law pays newly minted JDs for their availability. The lsat is the most important factor for what school you get into and how much of a discount they will give you off the tuition.It literally is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and improved employment opportunities.I just don't feel like I will do my best on the LSAT next month, and waiting to take the test means missing out on a 2015 start date, and hence push back my law career another valuable year. I myself am not in my 30's but there are quite a few people in my 1L class who are.I think they told us the average age of students my year was 26/27.If you feel you need to wait another year to prepare for the LSAT or for law school itself then you should. 1 year won't make a huge difference in your career but could effect the school you attend or your success in school! I'm listening to Warren's "Fighting Chance" at the moment, where she talks about going to law school with an infant. Then, Friday at 4, you run into a partner who says "Hey, would you mind destroying your social calendar for the next month for this? You have an actual career planned, not ' God I hope I pay off some of this debt before I kill myself.' You simply can't tell wifey that, sure, you were going to go to the in-law's next week but unfortunately that is off the table--by the way, you'll have to pick up the kids for the next four weeks.