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Is anyone else considering waiting an extra year to apply?

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Re: Is anyone else considering waiting an extra year to apply?
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2006, 12:18:47 PM »
I sat out an application cycle and I'm glad I did. I didn't decide I wanted to go to LS soon enough to get the ball rolling in time to start right after UG, and then when I started my job there were several things about it that made me want to put it off a second year.

The whole process is going to be MUCH easier becaues I took so much time off and spread the process out.

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Re: Is anyone else considering waiting an extra year to apply?
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2006, 12:20:40 PM »
I sat out an application cycle and I'm glad I did. I didn't decide I wanted to go to LS soon enough to get the ball rolling in time to start right after UG, and then when I started my job there were several things about it that made me want to put it off a second year.

The whole process is going to be MUCH easier becaues I took so much time off and spread the process out.


So exactly how much time will you have taken off between UG and LS?

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Re: Is anyone else considering waiting an extra year to apply?
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2006, 12:48:11 PM »
I graduated in December '04 and will start school in Aug/Sept '07....it'll be about 2 1/2 almost 3 years.

Re: Is anyone else considering waiting an extra year to apply?
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2006, 12:49:29 PM »
what did you do between UG and LS???

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Re: Is anyone else considering waiting an extra year to apply?
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2006, 12:55:57 PM »
Worked in the employee benefits department of an insurance brokerage firm (helping employers design their group benefits packages).

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Re: Is anyone else considering waiting an extra year to apply?
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2006, 05:06:52 PM »
I graduated from college (UG) 4 years ago, and I earned a Masters degree two years ago. I'm a teacher and I've always wanted to become a lawyer. I was going to apply this year and take the LSAT in Dec. or Feb.

I will wait another year (or two) to apply to law school. I need to work on getting my Professional certificate (my temporary cert. will expire in 2 years) and prepare more for the LSAT. I'm also taking a class for a Reading Endorsement.

I also need to take time out to enjoy reading a good book!

Law school will still be there next year!

Re: Is anyone else considering waiting an extra year to apply?
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2006, 06:17:04 PM »
I graduated from college (UG) 4 years ago, and I earned a Masters degree two years ago. I'm a teacher and I've always wanted to become a lawyer. I was going to apply this year and take the LSAT in Dec. or Feb.

I will wait another year (or two) to apply to law school. I need to work on getting my Professional certificate (my temporary cert. will expire in 2 years) and prepare more for the LSAT. I'm also taking a class for a Reading Endorsement.

I also need to take time out to enjoy reading a good book!

Law school will still be there next year!

You're doing the 600 hours even though you're going to law school? That's one reason I decided not to teach in Florida- no way am I going to go through 600 hours of unpaid training for a permanent certificate after getting my master's degree.

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Re: Is anyone else considering waiting an extra year to apply?
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2006, 08:52:53 PM »
I graduated from college (UG) 4 years ago, and I earned a Masters degree two years ago. I'm a teacher and I've always wanted to become a lawyer. I was going to apply this year and take the LSAT in Dec. or Feb.

I will wait another year (or two) to apply to law school. I need to work on getting my Professional certificate (my temporary cert. will expire in 2 years) and prepare more for the LSAT. I'm also taking a class for a Reading Endorsement.

I also need to take time out to enjoy reading a good book!

Law school will still be there next year!

You're doing the 600 hours even though you're going to law school? That's one reason I decided not to teach in Florida- no way am I going to go through 600 hours of unpaid training for a permanent certificate after getting my master's degree.



Yes. If I don't get my Professional certificate now, I won't have a job.

Re: Is anyone else considering waiting an extra year to apply?
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2006, 09:16:23 PM »
I graduated from college (UG) 4 years ago, and I earned a Masters degree two years ago. I'm a teacher and I've always wanted to become a lawyer. I was going to apply this year and take the LSAT in Dec. or Feb.

I will wait another year (or two) to apply to law school. I need to work on getting my Professional certificate (my temporary cert. will expire in 2 years) and prepare more for the LSAT. I'm also taking a class for a Reading Endorsement.

I also need to take time out to enjoy reading a good book!

Law school will still be there next year!

You're doing the 600 hours even though you're going to law school? That's one reason I decided not to teach in Florida- no way am I going to go through 600 hours of unpaid training for a permanent certificate after getting my master's degree.



Yes. If I don't get my Professional certificate now, I won't have a job.

Here lots of people refuse to start taking any classes until they have a year left. I've yet to meet anyone who got fired as a result. It just doesn't seem worth it if you know you're leaving.

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Re: Is anyone else considering waiting an extra year to apply?
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2007, 09:18:56 AM »
patience young grasshopper.  I waited a yr last yr and applied this cycle.  I busted my but senior yr and got a 4.0 that yr.  Studied my but off for the lsat.  And spent just as much tim eon my PS.  Its paying off.

Oh and in the meantime i worked in a firm.