What age are most of you???

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby mugwump » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:03 pm

My oldest son is 31 y.o. Age is a non-issue.

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby jcc9q3 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:28 pm

25 yrs old, started business out of school (bar). Feel ancient.

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Re: What age are most of you???

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby swflgirl » Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:07 pm

I am 36 now but by the time I matriculate providing LSAT and everything goes well, I will be 38.

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby chango » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:53 pm

mugwump wrote:My oldest son is 31 y.o. Age is a non-issue.



Really now? Do you think it will be a non-issue to potential employers? I can imagine some firms being gun shy about hiring someone who will be much more difficult to terminate (i.e. Age Discrimination in Employment Act )

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby deeirwin » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:56 pm

I'm 32.

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby mugwump » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:08 pm

chango wrote:
mugwump wrote:My oldest son is 31 y.o. Age is a non-issue.



Really now? Do you think it will be a non-issue to potential employers? I can imagine some firms being gun shy about hiring someone who will be much more difficult to terminate (i.e. Age Discrimination in Employment Act )


I'm interested in public interest law where age hopefully will not be a defining issue. I do agree and have been advised that firms will be tentative in hiring someone of my age.

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby too old for this sh* » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:15 pm

Put me in the over 40 demographic...not worried about hiring practices though since I already have an offer in pocket with the current employer.

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby Rock Chalk » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:20 pm

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby Dimsdale » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:31 pm

36, will be 37 at matriculation. I would have had my ass handed to me if I tried this fresh out of UG.

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby GATORTIM » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:12 pm

age aint nothin' but a number

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby Cupidity » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:19 pm

20

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby raperez129 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:44 am

33

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:28 pm

I met a bunch of old people in LS... Most claimed to be "succesful" but wanted a "change." However, in fairness, upon looking at the credentials of the older students.. Its seemed to me that about 15% were actually "good" at something before LS and did well, while the other 90% were of the loser in, loser out type that seems to predominate the older group of LS applicants. My favorite was this one lady who did something below the level of a nurse before Ls who started in her late 50's ran up a ton of debt to attend a TTT, failed a class or two and was then shocked when no one wanted to hire a 60 year old first year associate.

Saying age is a non-issue is sorta silly. Its as much of an issue as anything else.

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby oldfart » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:13 pm

I am almost 35. I think for me personally, this is an asset. I've successfully started one company. and I think schools will favor that. Just my two cents!

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby jlnoa0915 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:14 pm

24, will be 25 once the class of 2013 begins

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby oldfart » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:21 pm

reasonable_man wrote:I met a bunch of old people in LS... Most claimed to be "succesful" but wanted a "change." However, in fairness, upon looking at the credentials of the older students.. Its seemed to me that about 15% were actually "good" at something before LS and did well, while the other 90% were of the loser in, loser out type that seems to predominate the older group of LS applicants. My favorite was this one lady who did something below the level of a nurse before Ls who started in her late 50's ran up a ton of debt to attend a TTT, failed a class or two and was then shocked when no one wanted to hire a 60 year old first year associate.

Saying age is a non-issue is sorta silly. Its as much of an issue as anything else.


I am not in the 90% group you talk about. I am just ready for a change. Also, I have found someone else to run the company while I remain on the board. But, I can see where many older students have had an unsuccessful career and are hoping for a new start.

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby r6_philly » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:16 pm

reasonable_man wrote:I met a bunch of old people in LS... Most claimed to be "succesful" but wanted a "change." However, in fairness, upon looking at the credentials of the older students.. Its seemed to me that about 15% were actually "good" at something before LS and did well, while the other 90% were of the loser in, loser out type that seems to predominate the older group of LS applicants. My favorite was this one lady who did something below the level of a nurse before Ls who started in her late 50's ran up a ton of debt to attend a TTT, failed a class or two and was then shocked when no one wanted to hire a 60 year old first year associate.

Saying age is a non-issue is sorta silly. Its as much of an issue as anything else.


Age is an issue for whom? The older applicants or the classmates? Older folks who are actually accomplished wouldn't care what you think about their age. Older folkes who were not successes in what they did probably have many other things to feel self-concious about. The younger classmates? why would an older applicant be an issue if you had one in class?

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby narkizopoint » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:36 pm

r6_philly wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:I met a bunch of old people in LS... Most claimed to be "succesful" but wanted a "change." However, in fairness, upon looking at the credentials of the older students.. Its seemed to me that about 15% were actually "good" at something before LS and did well, while the other 90% were of the loser in, loser out type that seems to predominate the older group of LS applicants. My favorite was this one lady who did something below the level of a nurse before Ls who started in her late 50's ran up a ton of debt to attend a TTT, failed a class or two and was then shocked when no one wanted to hire a 60 year old first year associate.

Saying age is a non-issue is sorta silly. Its as much of an issue as anything else.


Age is an issue for whom? The older applicants or the classmates? Older folks who are actually accomplished wouldn't care what you think about their age. Older folkes who were not successes in what they did probably have many other things to feel self-concious about. The younger classmates? why would an older applicant be an issue if you had one in class?


He's talking about the employers not the classmates..

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby r6_philly » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:41 pm

narkizopoint wrote:He's talking about the employers not the classmates..


ahh sorry, missed a page or two. Well then age is only an issue if your resume writer does a bad job.

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby BigFatPanda » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:43 pm

26 by august of 2010.

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby Sammi » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:52 pm

26, 27 when I start Law School.

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby chango » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:42 pm

reasonable_man wrote:I met a bunch of old people in LS... Most claimed to be "succesful" but wanted a "change." However, in fairness, upon looking at the credentials of the older students.. Its seemed to me that about 15% were actually "good" at something before LS and did well, while the other 90% were of the loser in, loser out type that seems to predominate the older group of LS applicants. My favorite was this one lady who did something below the level of a nurse before Ls who started in her late 50's ran up a ton of debt to attend a TTT, failed a class or two and was then shocked when no one wanted to hire a 60 year old first year associate.

Saying age is a non-issue is sorta silly. Its as much of an issue as anything else.



What percent of the younger students were loser in, loser out types? I'm guessing 92%.


(and is the fact that your percentages don't add up to 100% supposed to be some sort of ironic joke that I'm not getting? And are to surmise that you went to the same TTT as the lady in her 50s, because, how else would have you met her, unless perhaps she was your Barrister's Ball date?)

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby MURPH » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:36 am

reasonable_man wrote:I met a bunch of old people in LS... Most claimed to be "succesful" but wanted a "change." However, in fairness, upon looking at the credentials of the older students.. Its seemed to me that about 15% were actually "good" at something before LS and did well, while the other 90% were of the loser in, loser out type that seems to predominate the older group of LS applicants. My favorite was this one lady who did something below the level of a nurse before Ls who started in her late 50's ran up a ton of debt to attend a TTT, failed a class or two and was then shocked when no one wanted to hire a 60 year old first year associate.

Saying age is a non-issue is sorta silly. Its as much of an issue as anything else.
You've got a fair point here. I went back to school to get a second BA after working in nursing for a long time. I don't know if I would consider myself a loser but I've been really unhappy with my choice of a career. So I saved money, quit the army, took advantage of my GI Bill and decided to go back to school. I certainly wasn't successful by my standards but I think I was probably by other peoples standards. I was moving up in rank and working in management but the prospect of continuing on that track for the rest of my career was miserable.
Your example of the TTT student who fails classes is certainly not going to describe me. 12 years of doing work that I don't love has made me determined to do well. I will also be graduating with little debt and a home and significant retirement savings already so I won't have as much incentive to fight for the highest paying job I can find. I'll be able to pick a law job that I will enjoy rather than one I need. Hopefully, I will feel a bit more successful in that career.

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Re: What age are most of you???

Postby reasonable_man » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:26 am

chango wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:I met a bunch of old people in LS... Most claimed to be "succesful" but wanted a "change." However, in fairness, upon looking at the credentials of the older students.. Its seemed to me that about 15% were actually "good" at something before LS and did well, while the other 90% were of the loser in, loser out type that seems to predominate the older group of LS applicants. My favorite was this one lady who did something below the level of a nurse before Ls who started in her late 50's ran up a ton of debt to attend a TTT, failed a class or two and was then shocked when no one wanted to hire a 60 year old first year associate.

Saying age is a non-issue is sorta silly. Its as much of an issue as anything else.



What percent of the younger students were loser in, loser out types? I'm guessing 92%.


(and is the fact that your percentages don't add up to 100% supposed to be some sort of ironic joke that I'm not getting? And are to surmise that you went to the same TTT as the lady in her 50s, because, how else would have you met her, unless perhaps she was your Barrister's Ball date?)


Sillygoose: If you're going to take a shot at me for the percentages not adding up (which I noticed right away, but decided not to correct, because lets face it: a) they aren't real percentages; b) it doesn't really matter), you should make sure that your post reads correctly, i.e. "And are to surmise that you went to the same," but hey, nothing wrong with the pot calling the kettle black right?

As for the lady in her 50's, she absolutely attended the same TTT as I did. The difference is, I went on to work at a nice comfortable mid-sized law firm in Manhattan and she went on to basically the same thing she started with; nothing.


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I love it when someone with 80 to 150 posts stubmles onto a brilliant find; THAT I WENT TO A TTT.. Cracks me up every time.




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