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by Indecision
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: What does law coursework look like?
Replies: 2
Views: 39

What does law coursework look like?

Hello, it’s me again. Just wondering if someone can point me in a direction into what law school course work looks like? Or what lawyers do on a minute by minute basis? Or any examples of some laws I can look at? I’m just trying to get a better feel for the profession. I hope it’s not super unreason...
by Indecision
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Highest Paying Legal Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Highest Paying Legal Fields

I'm considering the following fields of study: Tort, Liability (I know that's general), Constitution, Estate, Civil RIghts, Public Policy (although not really law), Labor.. I have heard those fields are generally low paying. Is that inaccurate?
by Indecision
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Highest Paying Legal Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Highest Paying Legal Fields

Nony wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:09 pm
Do you mean as a starting salary or over the course of a career? And do you mean the highest pay that it’s possible to make or the highest average pay?
Starting salary and average?
by Indecision
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?
Replies: 14
Views: 1672

Re: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?

Jubo wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:51 pm
it almost certainly is some lawcrossing bs


Law crossing did have an article about it. So I take it that site is not often reliable?
by Indecision
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: Highest Paying Legal Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Highest Paying Legal Fields

Hello

Does anyone have a comprehensive list of what are generally the highest paying legal fields?

I’ve done research online and it’s not too consistent. I’m wondering if anyone has some insight.


Thanks!
by Indecision
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?
Replies: 14
Views: 1672

Re: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?

Nope, my V30 absolutely hires new associates in their 30s. I work closely with two associate who were in their mid or late 30s when they graduated law school, and my summer associate mentee was in their 30s as well. It will not be a thing at all. To be blunt - did you actually read articles that su...
by Indecision
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?
Replies: 14
Views: 1672

Re: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?

UVA2B wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:41 pm
I was hired as a 35+ prospective big law hire. I have no idea if my age/experience helped or hurt me, but it worked out for me.

How is this different than your previous posts?
Well Its more specific to this question. What did you do prior to law school?
by Indecision
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?
Replies: 14
Views: 1672

Do Large Firms avoid hiring older new attorney?

Hello, I am not sure if this is universal. I have read a number of articles that suggested Large (big Law) tend to avoid hiring older new attorneys (Older meaning 35+). Is there any truth to this? Does anyone have any experience that they can speak of? I've read that many recruiters tell people this...
by Indecision
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Does Major matter?
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Does Major matter?

Hi there, Obviously for those who have seen my other post know it’s been a decade since I’ve been in college, but I digress. Does major matter? I was a history major in undergrad with a higher major gpa. Do lawschool a take that in consideration more or is it a pure numbers game? I know someone who ...
by Indecision
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 16138

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

If you don't want to be a lawyer then don't go to law school, but please don't let your age be the factor. Like we've said many, many times in this thread, you are never too old to go to law school and there are plenty of people who go to law school in their 30s and 40s. I work with an associate at...
by Indecision
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 16138

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

I mean, this is an incredibly personal decision. I don’t think going to law school will have any effect on finding a spouse or making time for a family, unless you decide it will. You don’t have to put that off for school. Age isn’t an issue unless you decide it is; plenty of people go to law schoo...
by Indecision
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 16138

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

I may bail on this. I think the window for me pursuing this has passed. I put my self in a tough situation. I’m not remotely ready for the lsat and my studying has been inconsistent due to personal extended family issues. Plus I just turned 33, so I will be in my late 30s when I graduate. At that po...
by Indecision
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 16138

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

I’m not confident I will be ready in November.
I would by lying to you if I told you there hasn’t been gaps in my studying. I’ve had a few time gaps of the past couple months of studying. It’s not good
by Indecision
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 16138

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

pancakes3 wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:50 am
you gotta remove your emotions from the equation. this is a business decision.

Touché
by Indecision
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 16138

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

Remember that admissions will not be following typical cycle patterns this year. That doesn't mean November will necessarily be any better/worse for the upcoming admission cycle, but it won't be as formulaic as in years past because everything from testing to LORs are frustrated by the current publ...
by Indecision
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 16138

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

How did you get into a top 25 law school with a much worse gpa? With the right LSAT, plenty of folks with sub-3 GPAs get into good schools. I had an offer (but no scholly) from WashU. Several folks with 2.8x or 2.9x got into UVA, Penn, Northwestern, etc. in my cycle. Early applications help a lot, ...
by Indecision
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 16138

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

How did you get into a top 25 law school with a much worse gpa? With the right LSAT, plenty of folks with sub-3 GPAs get into good schools. I had an offer (but no scholly) from WashU. Several folks with 2.8x or 2.9x got into UVA, Penn, Northwestern, etc. in my cycle. Early applications help a lot, ...
by Indecision
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 16138

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

I'm a 36 year old 2L. My GPA in undergrad was substantially worse than yours (2.52). But I was able to rock the LSAT, and that's often enough to bring out some scholarship offers. I'm at Washington & Lee on a little over a 2/3 scholarship. If you've got the ability to get above a 170, you should se...
by Indecision
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 16138

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

I highly doubt I will receive a scholarship or some sort off offer. It just seems unlikely based off my GPA. Maybe I am wrong? Another issue: I am 32 and will by 33 next spring. It seems like the time for this decision has past and I would be in a disadvantage. My GPA was not as good as it SHOULD h...
by Indecision
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 16138

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

pancakes3 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:41 pm
+1 to Nov scores not being too late to cop scholly. also +1 to switch from a "cycle-oriented" approach to applying to a "score-oriented" approach.

it's been established that 32 isn't too old, but neither is 33.
I just turned 33.

I will be 34 if I go in Fall 21
by Indecision
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 33 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 59
Views: 16138

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

Hello, I finished undergrad back in Late 2010 with a 3.23 GPA. (Major GPA 3.6 in History) I was considering this during my last year and after I finished but I never made the next step. My original intent was to take a couple years off, think about it, then make a decision. Well, life happened and ...