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Thanks for the response.

The law schools in Los Angeles vary by $5k or so.

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Any comments from graduates or current students regarding the Loyola Law School entertainment law reputation would be appreciated.

Thanks in Advance.

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HeyNow,

Are you over 40 as well.

I went to business school at 21 and had planned to enroll in law school 3 years out of business school; but marriage and divorce intervened. I decided I would wait until my daughter was 18 before I went back to plan A(law school). I begrudgingly pursued investment management to stay close to my daughter and not incur the cost of my education until she was an adult.

Thanks again for the candor. Are you enrolled in a T14 school?

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Yellow,

That's great advice. I want to cast as wide a net as possible. The SEC job search is plan B. I'd rather not be forced to specify an interest. I am concerned, since my background is investment management and corporate finance, I may be pigeon-holed.

Thanks!

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Thanks yellow,

Of your 3 recommended no-no's. I control the first 2. On the third(intimidating), that's usually an insecurity issue on the recipient. I agree people skills and losing bad habits are key. I have a handle on both.

Thanks again.

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Neal,

Ignore my question regarding how the search is going. I read your post under "GULC taking questions..."

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Thanks for the response.

From what I have read, URM status is losing it's cache. That being said, I am confident during the interview process, I will overcome the perception I would not want to drop to bottom of the totem pole.

I see you are a Georgetown 2L. That's my #1 choice.

How is the search going so far?

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2L job search / Summer employment prospects for 44 year old law sudent
« 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

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You are correct as to the presence of age discrimination in other industries.  In many cases have a very specific skill set is the best way to overcome it.

Thanks

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Comotellamas,

So the BIGLAW age discrimination, in your opinion, would not as much of an issue?

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