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Average age in 1L is actually in the 25-27 range for most schools, at least from the admissions booklets I've seen.

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1 hour ago, lawfacade123 said:

Make it 5.

And I thought I'd be the odd one out.

Six of us! Glad I'm not the only old person out there lol

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2 hours ago, pleasepleaseme said:

Just curious to see what the age distribution is for incoming 1Ls. 

I'm 23 myself, will be turning 24 during 1L. 

23 too!

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