« on: December 04, 2008, 09:58:54 AM »
Advice from a year off-er.
I would almost always suggest one for one simple reason. It is very easy to know that you want to STUDY law. You could just enjoy school, enjoy the atmosphere, and all that. Its a different thing to want to PRACTICE law. And when I say practice, yes there are 100 things you could do with a JD, so I would suggest getting some actual exposure to them. Right now I am working at a law firm and it has been a wake up call. Being in a firm is nothing like I would of thought. The good news, I've learned that not only would I want to STUDY law, I want to PRACTICE it aswell.
Law schools like year offers not because we are older but because we bring in experiances that people coming straight in don't have.
Go out, learn about what you want, be able to show confidence in your decision.