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Back to Law School at 38????

Back to Law School at 38????
« on: April 05, 2010, 02:58:44 PM »
Just one of the usual posters looking for any shared experiences with going to Law School in your late 30s or later!!!!  Took the LSAT 1 1/2 years ago and got a 145.......Scheduled to take June '10' LSAT.....I'm a beggar for punishment  lol

Re: Back to Law School at 38????
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 05:53:19 PM »
Hello,
I too am 38 and I have full intentions on getting my law degree and passing the bar. Now, I may never be a partner in a large law firm, but I will be able to work as a public defender. That is what I want to do. Best of luck.
Teresa

cooleylawstudent

Re: Back to Law School at 38????
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010, 07:13:46 PM »
best of luck to you both. Trust me, there are larger extremes out there. Just stay focused and you should both be fine.

cvtheis

Re: Back to Law School at 38????
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2010, 07:50:01 PM »
I was 37 when I went back to law school - I regret doing it.  My 2 cents, unless you are going to a T1 school or getting better than a 50% scholarship I would think seriously before making the commitment.  See my posts on this thread.  There is a lot of homework you should do before deciding to plunk down $100K, risk your financial future, and put your families throught that hell.

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,4023354.0.html

Can you do it? absolutely.  SHOULD you do it?  Think long and hard.

cvtheis

Re: Back to Law School at 38????
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 07:01:17 AM »
Check out this thread also - you need to consider the reality, not just the wonderful idea of being a lawyer.

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,4020478.0.html

cooleylawstudent

Re: Back to Law School at 38????
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 07:45:22 PM »
Beats being a walmart greeter.(the alterative elderly job)  :-\