elterrible78 wrote:I had breakfast with Richard Epstein a few weeks ago, and he asked that question at the table. When I told him I was born in 1978, he just asked me what the hell I was doing at law school at my age. He wasn't joking.
Ugh. I hate it when people ask it that way. Luckily, I only had one or two people ask me that (and btw I never told anyone at school my age: I look younger than I am, so I figured letting people assume whatever they wanted was best... ) I had one professor who was clearly not happy having a student who was close to his age; otherwise, it was a non-issue.
Does bring up a good point, though: when you're doing OCI or applying for jobs, you WILL get asked about why you went back to school, so having a crisp, on point elevator speech is key.