My question: will my age prevent me from landing BigLaw and thus make the extra $60K of debt for Fordham a big waste? If not, at what level of debt does R-Nwk (or BLS) make sense?
Quote from: MrDrysdale on December 06, 2008, 09:16:37 PM My question: will my age prevent me from landing BigLaw and thus make the extra $60K of debt for Fordham a big waste? If not, at what level of debt does R-Nwk (or BLS) make sense? I'll answer this one portion of the question.Your age will not be a discriminator for hiring you. If you're thinking in terms of why an employer would hire someone 20 years older than the average 1 year associate it is because of this.1. You've already been in the working world and you understand what it takes to make a business work and how to pay your dues. A new associate out of UG/Law school will still have to be taught how to work in the real world (for the most part)2. Most new associates are going to try and ping around from office to office and not be too concerned with setting down roots and working at 1 firm. Law Firms really do want someone that is in for the long haul. You are less likely to continue to uproot your family.3. An employer knows that because of your prior work history they won't have to hold your hand when it comes to leadership and taking the initiative. Which means that clients won't have to pay to teach you how to be a grown up.4. Because of the type of work you've done you should be a great team-player and be used to working in groups and working across the aisle for the purpose of getting the work done.Don't ever let your age be something you have to explain or make excuses for let it be your benefit.IMHO