Unsatisfied Hill Staffer - Too old for biglaw?

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Unsatisfied Hill Staffer - Too old for biglaw?

Postby tapenade » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:27 pm

Mid-twenties Capitol Hill staffer. Came to the Hill with an idea of what it might be like and have been a bit disappointed.

I've been toying with the idea of law school for years. If I went now, would I be too old for biglaw? I've seen other threads for applicants that are older than I am, but not sure if the culture of firm hiring has changed since I last lurked TLS.

If it matters at all: 3.7 GPA, Hispanic/AA URM, some unique work experience abroad.

Before you ask: the shutdown did not influence my decision to make this thread. It's been a long time coming.

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Re: Unsatisfied Hill Staffer - Too old for biglaw?

Postby UVA2B » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:28 pm

No, you’re not too old for biglaw. Not even close.

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Re: Unsatisfied Hill Staffer - Too old for biglaw?

Postby cuzzydunlop » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:29 pm

Mid-20’s is the median age of 1L’s so no, you’re not “too old” for Big Law. Nothing matters until you have an LSAT score though.

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Re: Unsatisfied Hill Staffer - Too old for biglaw?

Postby Big Red » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:32 pm

If anything WE is seen as a positive in hiring. Age re: biglaw is a personal decision, but anyway if you have no LSAT you are many steps removed

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Re: Unsatisfied Hill Staffer - Too old for biglaw?

Postby pancakes3 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:49 pm

my friend was an ex-staffer who did LS but decided to do lobbying instead of BL and while s/he doesn't necessarily regret doing LS bc she was on scholly, she did find it a waste of time.

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Re: Unsatisfied Hill Staffer - Too old for biglaw?

Postby tapenade » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:56 pm

Big Red wrote:If anything WE is seen as a positive in hiring. Age re: biglaw is a personal decision, but anyway if you have no LSAT you are many steps removed


Probably need a new PS as its 5 years old now, but have everything else saved with CRS from when I graduated. Agreed--the LSAT is the most important factor. I've ordered a new copy of the Trainer and signed up for June '18. Wish me luck!

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Re: Unsatisfied Hill Staffer - Too old for biglaw?

Postby Rigo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:17 am

Mid-20's? No way.



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