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jared6180
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Age Discrimination?

Postby jared6180 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:30 pm

I am a non-traditional student in UG at the moment, but in the next year will be gearing up for law school. I was wondering if there are any particular law schools I should apply to that boost or bust students around 32-33? I anticipate a 3.3-3.4 GPA, and my LSAT will not be known until June 2012. Really I am not really asking what are my chances, as that is another thread for another place at another time, but i am asking that based on my AGE will I get more or less favorable admissions responses at which schools???

I wish students who put off going to law school until after 30 could grab the URM! Oh well, being a veteran is a decent soft I think.

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cinephile
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Re: Age Discrimination?

Postby cinephile » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:31 pm

I don't think you age will hurt you at all for admissions.

And the standard response to this is apply to Northwestern.

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Re: Age Discrimination?

Postby KMaine » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:08 pm

Schools look for a diverse class, but it will not give you any boost per se (or harm you) in terms of admissions. I was 35 when I applied, and my cycle turned out pretty much how one would have expected from my #s. It will be a decent soft if you play it up in your Personal Statement. The veteran status may help a little more esp. with some schools (not really sure which ones. Good luck!

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Re: Age Discrimination?

Postby SilverE2 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:51 am

jared6180 wrote:I am a non-traditional student in UG at the moment, but in the next year will be gearing up for law school. I was wondering if there are any particular law schools I should apply to that boost or bust students around 32-33? I anticipate a 3.3-3.4 GPA, and my LSAT will not be known until June 2012. Really I am not really asking what are my chances, as that is another thread for another place at another time, but i am asking that based on my AGE will I get more or less favorable admissions responses at which schools???

I wish students who put off going to law school until after 30 could grab the URM! Oh well, being a veteran is a decent soft I think.


If you have solid work experience, Northwestern comes to mind.

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Re: Age Discrimination?

Postby ahduth » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:18 am

Yeah, I don't think it matters. Law firm hiring is another matter altogether from what I understand, but you cross that bridge when you come to it.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=143047

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Justice Humper
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Re: Age Discrimination?

Postby Justice Humper » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:47 pm

ahduth wrote:Yeah, I don't think it matters. Law firm hiring is another matter altogether from what I understand, but you cross that bridge when you come to it.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=143047


I'm extremely young for my year. Will law firms like or dislike this?

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Re: Age Discrimination?

Postby Opie » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:17 am

Justice Humper wrote:
ahduth wrote:Yeah, I don't think it matters. Law firm hiring is another matter altogether from what I understand, but you cross that bridge when you come to it.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=143047


I'm extremely young for my year. Will law firms like or dislike this?


Dislike in general, but define "extremely". Most law firms prefer people who are like 26-7ish from what I've heard.

ETA: that's 26-7 when done with law school, taking the bar.

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Re: Age Discrimination?

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:56 am

Northwestern.

jared6180
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Re: Age Discrimination?

Postby jared6180 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:49 am

I plan to apply to Northwestern if I get a 170+, obviously my LSAT goal is 180, I have struggled to think a 180 is possible, but slowly I am starting to feel that if I don't shoot for a 180 I will probably score 5-7 points lower partially because of my own self- defeating attitude. 180 or bust!

On a side note Chicago would be better for me to work in than NYC because family is much closer, and I have some friends in Chicago that could point me in the right direction for housing, and so forth. Honestly never explored the idea of practicing in Chicago until today.

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Re: Age Discrimination?

Postby Drake014 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:19 am

Justice Humper wrote:
ahduth wrote:Yeah, I don't think it matters. Law firm hiring is another matter altogether from what I understand, but you cross that bridge when you come to it.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=143047


I'm extremely young for my year. Will law firms like or dislike this?


Sorry, there is a strict pube requirement to practice law at most BigLaw firms.




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