Quote from: barond on March 29, 2011, 12:51:18 PMYour 52 and don't start school until Late August. Withthe 4 year plan -you won't be practicing law until age 57ish. In a different day and age, this might be a good reason not to attend.These days, people stay healthy much, much longer.They also intend to work much, much longer. It's not uncommon to see people practicing law past their 70th birthday. The law is one of the few professions where it's probably feasible to be long in the tooth, yet still be able to function at a high level, provided your mind stays sharp.
Your 52 and don't start school until Late August. Withthe 4 year plan -you won't be practicing law until age 57ish.
Employers are not going to be crazy about that.
So, I got accepted into a top 100 law school at the tender age of 52. I am excited in that I always wanted to be a lawyer, took my first lsat back when dinosaurs walked the earth, but other priorities prevailed. Will start fall 2011; but have a question...... how will my "classmates" view me? really don't want 4 years (going part time due to job) of being alienated.... just curious.
Anyway, here is the link to this famous lady who graduated law school at age 54 and has a large following - http://www.eagleforum.org/misc/bio.html
Quote from: mamag on March 27, 2011, 02:06:10 PM Anyway, here is the link to this famous lady who graduated law school at age 54 and has a large following - http://www.eagleforum.org/misc/bio.htmlWow, that's really, really inspirational!
If you find pinwheels-in-the-eyes-crazy inspirational, sure.
The folks who are going to have trouble will be the old guys who go in thinking that they have a bunch of wisdom to impart on young people and who never shut up about how they did this, or that, or whatever. The other law students aren't your kids, they're your peers. If you show them that respect, they will likely reciprocate.
I am wondering if you could comment on your decision tree andcareer path....Although I had dedicated my life to being a surgeon, the climate in clinical medicine is dismal..I know the time and expense that law school would involve...med school, internship,residency and fellowship have topped all of that...I just want to take my life into a better direction and get back to the east coast, specifically washington dc area where my husband has just taken a high levelgovenment job.