Law School Discussion

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - simonh

Pages: [1]
Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Am I too old for law?
« on: February 16, 2013, 08:47:07 AM »

I am 44 and am a lawyer only 2 months now (in Israel). I have started when I was 39. Here it takes 3 years to complete the degree, 1 year apprentice and than 6 months for the bar exams.

I think the the main consideration in such a case is whether you can "survive" and enjoy this path. After all, the fact that you will become a student is a change in your life but it shouldn't necessarily stop you from continuing your life. You will meet new people and some of them will be your friends and you will have the opportunity to see the world in a new way, as a lawyer. Being a law student is an unforgetable experience.

Can you afford it? It is only up to you to answer this question.
In my case I didn't pay a dime for my studies and I was paid by the school instead. If I had to pay for it, then I couldn't afford it.


Shimon Halevi

Job Search / Thanaks a lot for your answer.
« on: May 16, 2012, 10:20:26 PM »
Thank you.

Job Search / Do I have to be a US citizen to practice law?
« on: May 16, 2012, 01:46:59 AM »
Dear all,

I am not an American and I  just found out that my law degree makes me eligible to take the bar exams in NYC.

I wonder if being a NYC Bar member is enough to lawfully practice law in NYC or there is a need to have a visa or citizenship.

Thanks in advance,


Pages: [1]