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Law School Admissions / Re: Going straight from Undergrad...
« on: October 14, 2005, 11:46:09 AM »
I just wanted to say...I find this whole topic incredibly interesting because it gives me the sense that in the U.S. you're EXPECTED to be immature after college. It's jarring to me, because if I'd stayed in my country after high school (I moved to the States and did college here), I would already have a J.D. in June (I'm going to be 21). People in many foreign countries graduate HIGH SCHOOL and immediately pick a career--both my parents did this, and they're both very happy with what they've chosen.

I'd say the vast majority of people are. The thing is, back there, you're expected to be mature enough to make a lifetime choice when you're 18, and you're expected to be mature enough to work at least part time all during college, and you're expected to be mature enough to take a job in your chosen field immediately afer.

On the other hand, you're also mature enough to drink when you're 18, and all that jazz...

It's funny to me that expectations are SO different in the U.S. that you have to be 24 for law schools to really think you have a good sense of direction, or maturity. Just thought I'd put that out there...

Yeah...Can't 3 be enough?

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