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Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?

Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« on: December 10, 2004, 12:05:41 PM »
I am just curious of what the effects of been older would have, and self conscious also.

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Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2004, 12:09:16 PM »
I am just curious of what the effects of been older would have, and self conscious also.

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Sure hope not - I'll be 33 by the time I start.  Check out the Non-Traditional Students section on this board.  28 is definitely NOT old.

BM2004

Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2004, 12:11:56 PM »
Hell no - I've read somewhere that law schools actually like older applicants - and as for anecdotal evidence, I know of one person who went at 27yo and another at 30yo - both have graduated (one from Duke and another from Penn) - and both got great jobs with firms in DC and NYC.

EPaul

Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2004, 12:28:00 PM »
I'll be starting at 37, not done until 41 or so. That gives me plenty of time to sue lots of people.

Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2004, 12:42:53 PM »
Hey random,

If all goes to plan, I'll be starting law school at 29.

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Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2004, 12:50:48 PM »
It just so happens that my 2nd day of law school next year, I will turn 30.

Don't sweat it.

Matt

Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2004, 12:55:09 PM »
I'll be starting at 37, not done until 41 or so. That gives me plenty of time to sue lots of people.

LOVE IT!!!



I'll be 27

Xaviermba2003

Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2004, 01:12:54 PM »
That is still young.  I'll be 36 when I start law school.

Age is only a number.  I can do more sit-ups and lift more weight than I could when I was 22.  I'm a much better person now than I was when I was the "traditional" law school student's age.

Also, now that you are older (me, too), we qualify as diversity students at a lot of schools.

Good luck.

Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2004, 01:16:18 PM »
hey tristate B....

I am the same way - not self-conscious...actually since I've been working full time and going to school at night for the past few years...I've learned a LOT and have grown up quite a bit more than even my 25 year old friends.  Time management, organization, dealing with people in the workplace, etc etc


Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2004, 02:33:59 PM »
I hope it's not old - I'm going to be 28, too  ;) And I agree - much better to have the maturity and life experience that you get working post-undergrad. It was right for me anyway... I never even considered law school in college...