At this point, it is very possible for me to graduate with my bachelor's in 3 years. I don't want to take a gap year, and would like to enter law school immediately upon graduation. I've read posts on another thread here by a student who was worried about how it would look to graduate in 5, and the responses generally were that the length of time to obtain the degree doesn't matter, just the overall GPA and LSAT score. Does this also apply to students who take less time than normal to graduate? I've been asking several students about this and even called up some law school admission offices, and many people have brought up a question about maturity level. Is there really that big of a difference in the perspective of a 21 year old as opposed to a 22 year old? One of the admissions officers I talked to said his impression could be that a student who graduates in three years rushed to get out.
Why does this situation seem so negative? If I do carry on with my current plans, should I address this/ explain in the form of an addendum on my application? Or should I just try to convey my maturity level in my personal statement? Thoughts from anyone are appreciated, and thank you in advance!