Graduating in early 30s - too old for big law?

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Kulax22
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Graduating in early 30s - too old for big law?

Postby Kulax22 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:55 pm

I'm curious about this. I would think no, but I haven't got a clue. I'm not necessarily looking to go into biglaw, but I'd like to know if the option is realistic.
EDIT: I'm applying this year... FYI

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Re: Graduating in early 30s - too old for big law?

Postby Tanicius » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:58 pm

Kulax22 wrote:I'm curious about this. I would think no, but I haven't got a clue. I'm not necessarily looking to go into biglaw, but I'd like to know if the option is realistic.
EDIT: I'm applying this year... FYI


Holy shit. I thought of this exact question literally two seconds before I saw this thread. As for an answer, I don't know if your age specifically (early 30's) will make much of a different, but I have to figure that age is something they definitely consider.

Kulax22
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Re: Graduating in early 30s - too old for big law?

Postby Kulax22 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:02 pm

I could actually see it as being a good thing, because I'm assuming the average 30 year old is more self-assured and polished than a 25 year old. But, maybe they want workhorses who are easier to mold... :?:

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Re: Graduating in early 30s - too old for big law?

Postby bahama » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:39 pm

You should be fine. If anything work exp (especially in a relevant area) are a plus for biglaw.

Look at the bios of people at big firms. Having several yrs between ug and law school is not unusual.




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