I'm in a lynch mob? I had no idea. This is really worrying; I really don't have time for another extra-curricular activity.
Nerfco - same question, in your experience at law firms you've seen the firm look favorably upon older applicants? Is it to meet a quota of non-traditional hires?
Hey guys - greatly appreciate the responses, this is extremely helpful. I'm not assuming I'll get into the top 10% or even a top 30 school. I'm only creating that scenario for the board to judge so I can see what effect being older will have when all the other factors are strong.Alamo - in your job search have you found that there isn't any bias against older applicants? I'm trying gauge how an older applicant is seen by a firm. Lets forget the non-profits for a minute, if I'm applying to a large corporate law firm you are saying its likely they'll look at my age as a plus? I know very little about the culture in law firms but my assumption would be that they favor younger applicants because they can focus on working 80 hour weeks without thinking about a wife and kids. Nerfco - same question, in your experience at law firms you've seen the firm look favorably upon older applicants? Is it to meet a quota of non-traditional hires?