HardenUp wrote:I'm not too sure if you're familiar with the educational benefits, but I heard that Voc Rehab has paid for law school in the past for some individuals. I'm just unsure how to go about that whole process and if I even have time for it.
Voc Rehab can absolutely be an option for law school. Not only will it pay for tuition, but it can also help with other things i.e. computer, books, tutoring, LSAT PREP COURSES. I took a prep course and there was a former whose Voc Rehab was paying for his prep course. If there's a demonstrable advantage of a program or item to help you achieve your chosen field of employment, they can move mountains. It's pretty cool. That's about the extent of my knowledge but here's the link for program requirements: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/
As for age, I am also a Marine vet, and I just started law school this fall at age 27. I actually feel that it's an advantage and I think legal hiring is shifting quickly to adapt that mindset too. You're in a better spot being 31 with work experience than 24/25 without real world WE.
Also, I would look into different states' veteran programs for public schools. There are programs out there that are rarely used because the GI Bill rocks now but they've never been taken off the books. You may be able to utilize one of them when your GI Bill is gone.
Best of luck