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My school had an OWLS group that disbanded my 1L year.  Frankly, I didn't miss it.  I never felt left out or in need of additional support as an older student.  As well, it was easy enough to meet the older students in my classes.



I took the December LSAT.  It is pretty late to be doing it, and I wouldn't recommend it -- but since you don't have a choice, you definitely should get all your apps done before you take the LSAT, so schools will start reviewing as soon as they get your scores.  Schools will say that everyone who applies before the deadline is given equal opportunity, but they lie.


Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Age
« on: November 05, 2006, 10:36:27 AM »

33, 2L, engaged.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / 34 is not old!
« on: October 18, 2006, 04:15:38 PM »


Don't worry about being 34.  I entered law school at age 32, horrified at how old I was and convinced everyone would ostracize me because I was such a geezer.  In fact, I remember reading a post on this board about how older students don't have enough energy to compete with younger students.  That's bull!  I am at one of the top law schools in the country and have done very well.  In fact, my friends range from age 23 to age 40, and I can honestly tell you that no one cares about how old you are.  The schools don't care either -- all they care about is your performance.  I am now in my second year and having a truly wonderful experience with employers.  Just like the schools and the students, employers don't care how old you are!

Don't worry about your age or being "non-traditional."  That term exists only on this discussion board; it does not enter the minds of employers or admissions committees.  If you are interested in law school, go for it!


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