Is the age of 33 late to go to Law School?

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Re: Is the age of 33 late to go to Law School?

Postby YHSCCN2020 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:52 pm

poptart123 wrote:
philepistemer wrote:
poptart123 wrote:It's never too late to pursue your dreams


This is generally bad advice. While you're not too old to go to law school, I would say that you're definitely too old to pay tuition to go to law school. Hitting 40 with a negative net worth is irresponsible if you have a family and sad if you don't.


It's generally good advice because[b][b][b] one should be happy with their life rather than living with regret[/b][/b][/b]. Get the right LSAT score and you don't need to worry about tuition! Also, if OP wants to be a lawyer... what other advice do you want to give him? "Give up on your dreams; you're too old to pursue the profession you want!"


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Re: Is the age of 33 late to go to Law School?

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:18 pm

I have a friend who is in her mid-40s and just started her 1L at a T14. I'm well aware it's an anecdote, but even if there is such a thing as "too old to go to law school" (something I highly doubt), you are nowhere near such a limit.

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Re: Is the age of 33 late to go to Law School?

Postby Startled Rabbit » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:30 pm

During OCI I met a V30 partner who started law school at 40. Worked out well for him in the long run for sure.

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Re: Is the age of 33 late to go to Law School?

Postby makingthemove » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:26 pm

Is there an age that is deemed too late? I'm 33 right now and if I sit out the application cycle, my wife may be able to move with me, which would be pretty nice as I am fond of her. Any one here has a sense on the impact in job outcomes? I'm thinking of clerkships and patent litigation group.

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Re: Is the age of 33 late to go to Law School?

Postby makingthemove » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:03 pm

makingthemove wrote:Is there an age that is deemed too late? I'm 33 right now and if I sit out the application cycle, my wife may be able to move with me, which would be pretty nice as I am fond of her. Any one here has a sense on the impact in job outcomes? I'm thinking of clerkships and patent litigation group.


Bumping for input. I was wondering if anyone has any take on this: is there any difference between a job candidate that is 37 vs one that is 38? I'm leaning to "no," but I would appreciate if anyone has any opinion on this.

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Re: Is the age of 33 late to go to Law School?

Postby UVA2B » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:09 pm

makingthemove wrote:
makingthemove wrote:Is there an age that is deemed too late? I'm 33 right now and if I sit out the application cycle, my wife may be able to move with me, which would be pretty nice as I am fond of her. Any one here has a sense on the impact in job outcomes? I'm thinking of clerkships and patent litigation group.


Bumping for input. I was wondering if anyone has any take on this: is there any difference between a job candidate that is 37 vs one that is 38? I'm leaning to "no," but I would appreciate if anyone has any opinion on this.


No, there won't be a difference between 37 and 38 in hiring.




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