« on: December 29, 2008, 06:09:06 PM »
I am currently a junior in college and have been contemplating law school for the past few years. I always thought I would go directly from college to law school, but recently I have been considering another plan. I think I'd like to work for at least two years so I can save up some money, start paying down my undergrad loans, and develop a particular interest to focus on at school. I am also considering business school or perhaps a JD/MBA program, though I know the consensus is that the dual degree is not a good idea. How is the application process different if you don't go straight from college? When would you take the LSAT's? While in college and then hold onto the scores for a few years? Do you ask professors for recommendations while in school and hang on to them for a few years? I'm aiming for a top school, so if I get rejected out of school, can a few years in the work place make the difference if I reapply? Do employers ever help pay for law school? If so, what portion?