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Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2004, 05:12:40 PM »
Heck no...... 28 isnt old at all.  You'd be surprised at the number of people in early 30's who are starting LS.  You are not old in your 30's!!!. haha

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Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2004, 05:24:01 PM »
if you have to ask, maybe you're too young.

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Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2004, 05:35:54 PM »
That is still young.  I'll be 36 when I start law school.

Ditto.  When I went to check out Baylor, I asked a Professor what effect my age would have on my chances (this is before I took the LSAT).  He said it made little difference, and might be slightly positive.  He also told me they've had a student in his 70s :o.

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Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2004, 05:40:05 PM »

I certainly hope not LOL!! Seriously, I'll be 34 when I start and I don't feel old, only blessed to have experienced some "life." I am so much more sure that this is what I am meant to do, kwim??? And I have heard from admissions staff that they are really starting to look for the 30+ crowd in the selection process! (Hey.......maybe you're not old enough! ;D )
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Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2004, 06:12:33 PM »
I'll turn 34 right after I start my first classes. To me, 28 might be too YOUNG! It would have been for me, anyway. I was not the person then that I am now. But I'm pretty immature anyway.  ;D Thank gosh for my Korean genetics... not looking my age means I don't have to act my age! You know when you're really "old"? When you see a kid at the mall and you want to a.) pull up his pants, and b.) cut his hair. THEN you're old.  ;)

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Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2004, 06:18:30 PM »
No way!  If I get in this year, I'll be...(okay, I've lied about my age so much it's hard to remember)...30.  I think the knowledge that I've gained through my life experience, my work experience, and my 2 university degrees will enhance my legal education.  Too old?  Never!

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Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2004, 08:49:07 PM »
I'll be turning 39 the first week of LS, depending on where I go. I don't feel too old. I don't feel self-conscious. I just feel like I wanna be a lawyer. 
I'm at 1L at CU Boulder

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Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2004, 09:19:40 PM »
If everything goes according to plan, I'll be 40-year-old 1L in a couple of years. So, 28 ~better~ not be too old.

My first post on this board a few weeks ago addressed this issue. I need to wrap up undergrad requirements, but, in response to that earlier post, someone informed me that some schools don't require a 4-year degree. I'll be mulling my options in these weeks ahead of the February test. How I do on the real thing will go a long way toward making up my mind.

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Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2004, 09:56:05 PM »
I'll be 28. I'm a little pissed that you even asked this question. OK. I'm over it.

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Re: Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2004, 09:59:17 PM »
According to Donald Trump, yes.

According to me, no.