Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
bbuoy10
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:50 pm

Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby bbuoy10 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:05 pm

I attended law school for a while in my 20s, but withdrew for personal reasons (new baby + new marriage). I'm 45 now and plan on taking the LSAT in September for a fall 2017 start. Are there any other non-traditional prospective students here? Or can someone point me to an existing thread?

For the record, I'm a mixed race female (AA, Asian, Caucasian).

Thanks.

User avatar
Barack O'Drama
Posts: 1490
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:21 pm

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby Barack O'Drama » Sun May 22, 2016 4:03 pm

There's definitely some threads out there, I tried to search and didn't find much specifically for nontraditional students.

If you're re-taking the LSAT this Sept have you begun studying?

I recommend the LSAT Trainer, Powerscore Bibles, and all the practice tests you can get your hands on. I'm also taking in September!

Good luck

User avatar
A. Nony Mouse
Posts: 20603
Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:51 am

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun May 22, 2016 4:46 pm

This one might help: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=143047&hilit=old+school#p3815281

Also, I was in my 30s when I went to law school, so feel free to PM if I can be helpful.

User avatar
Barack O'Drama
Posts: 1490
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:21 pm

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby Barack O'Drama » Sun May 22, 2016 5:42 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:This one might help: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=143047&hilit=old+school#p3815281

Also, I was in my 30s when I went to law school, so feel free to PM if I can be helpful.



Nice A. Nony Mouse, that's the damn one I was looking for for a good solid 15 minutes!

njkga
Posts: 123
Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:50 pm

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby njkga » Mon May 23, 2016 9:54 am

I'm 37, and will be starting this fall.

mds79
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:38 pm

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby mds79 » Mon May 23, 2016 10:59 pm

I'm 37 and just graduated. I was not the oldest in my class by a long shot :D

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions/concerns.

User avatar
RCSOB657
Posts: 2203
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:50 am

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby RCSOB657 » Mon May 23, 2016 11:06 pm

I'll be 32 the day after my 2L year starts. Good luck. You can do it. There are several older students in my class. One even has 6 kids she has to deal with as a single mother.

User avatar
Flokkness
Posts: 233
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:26 pm

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby Flokkness » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:20 pm

I'll be 35 when I finish. Was easily the oldest or second oldest in all my 1L courses. It is weird at first, because you're stuck in class with (basically) a bunch of children. Really smart children, who have done impressive things... but children. Gunners will probably be a source of mutual mystery. Just find the older crowd (you won't be the only one) and enjoy them. Just stay focused and don't worry about it.

Also, good luck. That's amazing that you're headed into law school. I wish you were a classmate. Haha.

User avatar
haus
Posts: 2371
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:07 am

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby haus » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:04 pm

I was 42 when I applied.

The old school thread has some good info. You might want to peek through the veterans thread, as many of the posters there have a few more years in them than the traditional crowd.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=170257

Catsinthebag
Posts: 113
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:14 pm

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby Catsinthebag » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:23 pm

Hey, congrats on your decision to make another go at it - and kudos to you for making what is probably a really good life choice back then when you did. I'll be 32 when I conclude this endeavor... fun times! Definitely some folks a bunch of years your senior, too, and to the extent I can tell, they get along just fine. I have found that having a few years on K-JD kids is only a positive. From understanding certain basic concepts in classroom discussions that otherwise leave the youngins' like :shock: or :x to having faced workplace challenges before and, thus, realizing that x or y bump in the law school road is not the end of the world, perspective and experience really go a long way.

Best of luck!

JenBent
Posts: 26
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:33 am

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby JenBent » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:49 am

I am 45 and will be a 1L this fall...unless I get cold feet and decide to take the LSAT again and go through another admission cycle. I believe that there MAY have been 1 or 2 people older than me on ASD (sometimes it's hard to tell with men), but mostly they were 20 somethings, very sharp and frighteningly scary. They had been in the peace corps, community organizers, working as paralegals, and saving women from sex trafficking. A bit intimidating, but I raised a family ("kids" now 19 and 22), worked, volunteered in my community. Anyway, I am excited about the challenge! Just do it.

isjd
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:27 am

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby isjd » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:48 pm

Not late exactly- but 30 and likely to apply this cycle or next and greatly comforted by this thread and the one linked above. Just wanted to say hi!

SaulGoodmansEvilTwin
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:21 pm

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby SaulGoodmansEvilTwin » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:38 pm

45 years old and a 1L this fall. I made a visit to my school's registration office and they mentioned that there had been a couple of 60-something students last year. They must have been pretty badass to tackle law school at that age.

Eternalsunshine
Posts: 69
Joined: Sun May 22, 2016 12:10 am

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby Eternalsunshine » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:50 pm

33, 1L this fall, and also a parent. Seems like there are a lot of us. :)

JenBent
Posts: 26
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:33 am

Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby JenBent » Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:41 pm

45 years old and a 1L this fall. I made a visit to my school's registration office and they mentioned that there had been a couple of 60-something students last year. They must have been pretty badass to tackle law school at that age.


Lol, are we not pretty badass to do it at 45? Anyway, cheers to us!




Return to “Under Represented Law Student Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest