Law School Discussion

16 yo wants a job, please review my letter!

Re: 16 yo wants a job, please review my letter!
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2008, 02:19:32 PM »
You're 16. Find something else to waste your time on. There will be plenty of time to waste on legal and law school nonsense later on. Find a nice girl to hookup with and enjoy life for a little while. I appreciate the initiative, but believe me, you might as well enjoy the last few years of true freedom that you have. Go work at Wendy's and have fun.

Also, you have a few run-on sentences. And what are you doing in college at 16 anyway?

Finally, don't worry about Berkeley or Harvard right now. Until you have a UGPA and LSAT on the board, they mean nothing to you and you mean nothing to them. I'm not being a male private part, just being honest.

I completly agree.

You are 16 years old. You are obviously a gifted kid, 16 in college, but you really need to enjoy your life. Trust me, you have all the time in world to stress over lsat, law school, jobs, in the future. You are 16, go play video games, sports, and get laid as the poster I am quoting suggested.


I applaud your enthusiam though. Alot of people dont have the hunger you have and know what they want out of life even when they are 30. At 16, you seem to know what you want. Of course, being so young, you could have simply watched an episode of law and order and decided thats what you wanted to do with your life.

What do 16 years old do these days? My space, mtv? I am so lost folloing the future of america.

Re: 16 yo wants a job, please review my letter!
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2008, 02:28:31 PM »
Admissions coordinators will be frank about saying that 'paralegal' or 'legal support' work has little to no advantage in the law school admissions process.  Law schools are looking for candidates with great grades and experiences, yes, but life experience goes hand in hand with that.

LSN had a profile, I seem to recall, of a 'whiz kid' who finished college with great marks/LSAT and was rejected by all the top schools.  Reality is they know it would be very silly to have a 17 or 18 year old in the 1L class.

Go out and live.  I don't agree with kids being 'smart enough' to get to college at 16; I don't know if your parents were pushy or whatever but you are missing out on the roaring high school nights, drama, and unrequited love that should be part of every teenage experience.  Best of luck to you.

Re: 16 yo wants a job, please review my letter!
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2008, 11:58:43 PM »
1) Make him Mr. Doe, Esq.

Just a picky point, but I believe that Mr. and Esquire should not be used at the same time. It should either be "Mr. John Doe," or "John Doe, Esq."

This is absolutely correct.  Mr. is the address for a gentleman.  Esq. is the address for Esquire, which is the station above.  You don't use both.  Err on the side of formality with the Esq.

Re: 16 yo wants a job, please review my letter!
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2008, 12:04:15 AM »
In the meanwhile, I want a job at a law firm. I just want to be a file clerk, something on that level, since anything beyond that would be above my realm of knowledge.

Please please PLEASE don't do this.  Every other f'ing law school application is from a paralegal.  Do something interesting that will make your application unique.

Hey there now, nothing wrong with paralegals going to law school.  That being said, being a paralegal won't help you get into law school.  Where it can help is with your 1L job search.

Re: 16 yo wants a job, please review my letter!
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2008, 01:53:56 PM »
it seems that many of you are worried about me not having fun, but trust me, i'm probably having more fun than ANYONE in highscool is, especially the high school I went to. I still party, still play ps3, still get laid, only difference - i'm also trying to see what I'm capable of at 16. Plus I turn 17 July 4th so I'm more like 17 now haha!

(just to prove im still being a kid, i still launch bottle rockets at my neighbor's cats :D)