« on: October 01, 2008, 11:30:56 AM »
Though I am applying for Fall 2009, I am posting my question to this particular discussion group hoping 2L's would have direct or observed experiences of their classmates to share. I am a 41 year old black male(single) with a 170 LSAT and 18-plus years of corporate finance, private equity and hedge fund experience. Additionally, I have an MBA from a Top 10 business program. Considering my undergraduate GPA is almost as old as my fellow applicants, it's 3.14(LSDAS).
I am applying to T14 schools, but employment prospects with BIGLAW are a concern. Currently, I am considering government employment with the SEC as being a primary objective. Not wanting to close out options, any candid, anecdotal insights into how BIGLAW may view my age is appreciated.
As far as hours, my hours now are 16 hr days; thus not a problem. For the record as well, I in no way look my age (64 ounces of fresh juice a day does wonders).
Thanks in advance