Work Experience advantageous over youth?

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nycteacher86
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Work Experience advantageous over youth?

Postby nycteacher86 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:13 pm

I'm 24 years old and I have a bachelors from a top tier and a masters from an Ivy, but I haven't been able to really find decent work at all. A friend of mine who is an associate at a law firm says that they've turned away applicants in their mid and even early 30s for associate positions because they were too old. So here's my question: would it be more advantageous to try my luck with law school admissions now so I graduate at a younger age, or try and get a few years professional work experience to see if will help me get into a better law school? Thanks so much for your time and input.

P.S. (I have a 3.33 GPA and a masters with 3.88 and have not yet taken the LSAT, if that weighs into anyone's answer).

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Re: Work Experience advantageous over youth?

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:52 pm

Useless until you take the LSAT but I don't think age hurts but being in your mid 30's after graduating law school might hurt a bit.

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Re: Work Experience advantageous over youth?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:54 pm

FiveSermon wrote:Useless until you take the LSAT but I don't think age hurts but being in your mid 30's after graduating law school might hurt a bit.

Nothing like contradicting yourself in the same sentence.

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Re: Work Experience advantageous over youth?

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:58 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:Useless until you take the LSAT but I don't think age hurts but being in your mid 30's after graduating law school might hurt a bit.

Nothing like contradicting yourself in the same sentence.


A but not A.

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Re: Work Experience advantageous over youth?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:08 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
MrPapagiorgio wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:Useless until you take the LSAT but I don't think age hurts but being in your mid 30's after graduating law school might hurt a bit.

Nothing like contradicting yourself in the same sentence.


A but not A.

Free LSAT lesson for OP? :D




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