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Why are you "Non Traditional"

doode

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Re: Why are you "Non Traditional"
« Reply #190 on: February 17, 2006, 02:37:52 PM »
Well, lets see.

Female -- I know, totally traditional these days.

30

Single

Work - Workers Compensation Adjuster handling million dollar + litigation claims Ė outstanding work resume and thatís ummmÖ bout it.

LORís Ė partners in major PA firms. Donít even know if thatís worth it!

School - funny. 1996-1996 I went to my community college and BOMBED! Started back in school 2001 and did pretty well -- never under a 3.2. Of course had to get all my transcripts and the community college brought me down to a "solid" 2.8. OUCH.

Oh yeah -- I had a DWI in 1996.

I'm all about the non-traditional.

Applied: Duquesne, Penn, Pitt, Hofstra (i wanna go home), Stetson, Villanova (partner I work with knows the assistant dean).

Re: Why are you "Non Traditional"
« Reply #191 on: February 17, 2006, 03:01:59 PM »
Manny- interested that you picked a lot of PA schools and then Stetson. What made you decide to apply there? I live near Stetson and hear only good things about (it's a great campus, too), but it just seems like a jump.  I hope it works out for you! 

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Re: Why are you "Non Traditional"
« Reply #192 on: February 17, 2006, 03:04:31 PM »
Thanks!

Stetson bc I live here. PA bc thats where I want to practice and also where I adjust claims. All of my LOR come from PA too.

Good luck!

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Re: Why are you "Non Traditional"
« Reply #193 on: February 17, 2006, 03:04:48 PM »
25 year old male, federal contract specialist for a government agency in the DC area.  Married, probably will have a child in the next couple of years.  I don't feel non-traditional but I guess since I graduated in 2003 and have a career that I am classified as such.

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Re: Why are you "Non Traditional"
« Reply #194 on: February 17, 2006, 08:26:21 PM »
I'm non-traditional b/c I'll be 39 next month.   :-*

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Re: Why are you "Non Traditional"
« Reply #195 on: February 20, 2006, 11:44:28 PM »

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Re: Why are you "Non Traditional"
« Reply #197 on: February 21, 2006, 02:26:25 AM »
I am 37 and have been a police officer for the last 13 years, so I have an obvious interest in the law  8) I put off college after high school and served in the military instead, then came the family and the next thing ya know I'm 37. After working/around lawyers and judges for so long and spending quite a bit of time in courtrooms I feel that it would be an excellent career switch for me. I know it will be alot of work but what isn't?

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Re: Why are you "Non Traditional"
« Reply #198 on: February 21, 2006, 07:35:53 PM »
bk017 
 
Your right. Anything worth anything is definitly something you have to work hard for. Good luck and be thankful you have the support of your family  ;D  You'll do great!

GwenK

Re: Why are you "Non Traditional"
« Reply #199 on: March 02, 2006, 09:07:32 AM »
Hey all - first time posting. It's comforting to know that there's others out there like me! I'm 34, married, no kids, have 14 years WE and a master's degree in Comm. Right now, I'm head of public relations for the Canadian subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company. Many would say it's a great job, and it is in some respects. But, I have always wanted to be a lawyer, and it's now or never for me. I work with our lawyers all the time, and end up doing much of the work anyway (and I find it more interesting!) I'm waiting to hear back from the two schools I applied to in Western and Upstate NY. I'm not looking (or wanting) to move from the city where we live, so the options are a bit limited!