Age and BigLaw

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srini2091
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Age and BigLaw

Postby srini2091 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:39 pm

Apologies if a similar thread already exists. I am foreign student preparing for LSAT and interested in a career with BigLaw. Would be turning 27-28 by the time I graduate from law school though. Considering the fact that most of my peers would be 22-23, would my age hinder my chances of getting a BigLaw job? Thanks :)

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RELIC
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Re: Age and BigLaw

Postby RELIC » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:45 pm

srini2091 wrote:Apologies if a similar thread already exists. I am foreign student preparing for LSAT and interested in a career with BigLaw. Would be turning 27-28 by the time I graduate from law school though. Considering the fact that most of my peers would be 22-23, would my age hinder my chances of getting a BigLaw job? Thanks :)

99% of your classmates will be at least 25 when the graduate. Many will be much older. You will not be old at all. American's go through 4 years of undergraduate school before law school so the youngest law student are usually at least 22. So even the people that go straight through are 25 when they graduate.

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dietcoke0
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Re: Age and BigLaw

Postby dietcoke0 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:13 am

No one is going to ask for your age, and a 25 and a 29 year old don't look much different. If anything, if you look more mature, might help you, because you aren't some idiot kid look for bucks and blow.

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Re: Age and BigLaw

Postby lisavj » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:38 pm

I'll be 30 shortly after graduation. I rocked OCI. All they care about is grades and your ability to be a decent person to work with.


**edit: I think it can be an advantage so long as you have a reason why you switched careers/some reason why your experience makes you awesome (ex: I have experience working in teams and I know how to be a team player in a work environment => hiremepls; I went to law school because I was in a job where I didn't have to keep learning and I realized that I need to be challenged to keep learning in my eventual profession => law would let me keep learning all the time => hiremepls).




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