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My only advice is take a few years and grow up. I say this with love, because I've been there, and done that, and 3 years after starting law school just about as young as you, I'm just about to start the process over because I was just TOO young and not mature enough. There is no way in hell anyone was ready to respect me, let alone a 23 year old attorney when the time came.

Get a few years of work experience, learn how to be an adult, and in that time gain some relationships that will lead to some solid LORs and some life experience to write about.

Plus, if you've never had ANY work experience, you have no idea what you're about to get into. Law School requires ADULT relationships, and if you've never had any, you're about to get in way too deep.

Lol at this ridiculous advice that is basically to go be a poor for a few years, piss away any chance at decent academic LORs, and put off getting started in your ADULT career in favor of some poo job that will do nothing for you long term.

That sure would suck if you made partner somewhere by the time you're 30-32...

Sure, he can go to law school at 20, become a lawyer at 23 and start his "ADULT" career...but he's barely an adult. Doubt he'll be very successful...let alone very respected right off the bat.

And not many people make partner before 30 anyways. If the thought of failure to do so devastates you, I really hope we attend different schools.

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Law School Applications / How Long Do Schools Keep Applications?
« on: August 03, 2009, 02:27:49 AM »
So I applied to a few...dozen...schools in 2005-2006. Long story short, I dropped out of the school I chose 2 weeks into it and now, after taking some time to work and gain some life experience, I'm planning on applying to 2 of them again this fall for '10, and then another 4 more.

How long do schools keep applications in general? And how accessible will my "old" information (application and PS, I know LSAT and LSAC is available) be to other schools should they choose to dig?


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My only advice is take a few years and grow up. I say this with love, because I've been there, and done that, and 3 years after starting law school just about as young as you, I'm just about to start the process over because I was just TOO young and not mature enough. There is no way in hell anyone was ready to respect me, let alone a 23 year old attorney when the time came.

Get a few years of work experience, learn how to be an adult, and in that time gain some relationships that will lead to some solid LORs and some life experience to write about.

Plus, if you've never had ANY work experience, you have no idea what you're about to get into. Law School requires ADULT relationships, and if you've never had any, you're about to get in way too deep.

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