MrGradgrind wrote:This has to be a flame. Unless someone is immortal, then its common knowledge that law school for people that close to the age of retirement is a waste of time and money. Law school is too expensive for the investment of time and money to be worth it at that age. Chances are the TC, even if he/she graduated wouldn't get much of a return on their investment, especially since there are too many lawyers right now AND employers are known to favor younger workers for hiring unless an older candidate is a last resort or if they have special qualifications (which the TC lacks for legal work due to not even having a JD as of now).
I'm ashamed of myself for not catching it the first time, but why post this thread in the LSAT Prep Forum when a thread like this clearly belongs in the Law School Admissions Forum?
That's moronic. This guy could easily practice law for 25 or more years. I know a number of people who practiced law into their eighties.
25 years of doing something you enjoy is definitely worth the cost of law school.
OP-my dad went to law school when he was in his late thirties, and created a study group with all of the other students who were 35-60. The people in their group got the top grades in pretty much every class. According to my dad, it really pissed off the kids in their 20s.