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laurrk

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How old is old for a 1L?
« on: March 27, 2006, 06:29:48 AM »
It's been a few years since undergrad, and I am starting to feel very old. In your opinion, at what age do you consider someone to be an older 1L? How do you think my experience will be different as an older 1L (if in fact that is what I am)? I'm starting to feel very self-conscious about my age...

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Re: How old is old for a 1L?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2006, 07:24:04 AM »
28-30

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Re: How old is old for a 1L?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2006, 08:03:33 AM »
30 seems to be the real cut-off. A lot of people did a few things before they came to law school, but I think people who were years upon years into their career before deciding to go to law school are the non-trads.

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Re: How old is old for a 1L?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2006, 08:11:52 AM »
I think once you get to the point where you're noticably older than the 3Ls, then you're old.  So I'd say at least 27 or 28.
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Re: How old is old for a 1L?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2006, 08:28:41 AM »
I'm 27, and I'll be 28 when I begin this fall, in a PT program. I have five great years of work experience that I expect will help set me apart from people who came immediately out of college. I know there are rumors of Biglaw being biased against us "older" students. It may be true, and it may not be. If I were a hiring partner, I'd want an associate who has some professional experience and has been through contentious meetings, intraoffice conflicts, etc.

I went to an admitted students open house last weekend. I definitely noticed a bunch of younger students (there were older ones too, but I couldn't tell if they were students or parents.) So is 28 old for law school? Maybe. Too old? No.
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Re: How old is old for a 1L?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2006, 09:01:13 AM »
Being older only matters if you make it matter. 

I am 34.  I will be 35 when I start school.  I don't really care what anyone thinks about my age.  My abilities speak for themselves.

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Re: How old is old for a 1L?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2006, 09:10:09 AM »
i'm 46.

i plan to wear a tshirt that says "there are less painful ways to die than by calling me gramps'

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Re: How old is old for a 1L?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2006, 09:23:25 AM »
LMAO rev!

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Re: How old is old for a 1L?
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2006, 09:49:44 AM »
30 aint old...js
They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."

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Re: How old is old for a 1L?
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2006, 09:57:17 AM »
i'm 46.

i plan to wear a tshirt that says "there are less painful ways to die than by calling me gramps'

Whatever you say, Gramps.   :D


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