Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
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Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby bbuoy10 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:05 pm

I attended law school for a while in my 20s, but withdrew for personal reasons (new baby + new marriage). I'm 45 now and plan on taking the LSAT in September for a fall 2017 start. Are there any other non-traditional prospective students here? Or can someone point me to an existing thread?

For the record, I'm a mixed race female (AA, Asian, Caucasian).

Thanks.

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby Barack O'Drama » Sun May 22, 2016 4:03 pm

There's definitely some threads out there, I tried to search and didn't find much specifically for nontraditional students.

If you're re-taking the LSAT this Sept have you begun studying?

I recommend the LSAT Trainer, Powerscore Bibles, and all the practice tests you can get your hands on. I'm also taking in September!

Good luck
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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun May 22, 2016 4:46 pm

This one might help: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=143047&hilit=old+school#p3815281

Also, I was in my 30s when I went to law school, so feel free to PM if I can be helpful.

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby Barack O'Drama » Sun May 22, 2016 5:42 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:This one might help: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=143047&hilit=old+school#p3815281

Also, I was in my 30s when I went to law school, so feel free to PM if I can be helpful.



Nice A. Nony Mouse, that's the damn one I was looking for for a good solid 15 minutes!
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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby njkga » Mon May 23, 2016 9:54 am

I'm 37, and will be starting this fall.

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby mds79 » Mon May 23, 2016 10:59 pm

I'm 37 and just graduated. I was not the oldest in my class by a long shot :D

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions/concerns.

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby RCSOB657 » Mon May 23, 2016 11:06 pm

I'll be 32 the day after my 2L year starts. Good luck. You can do it. There are several older students in my class. One even has 6 kids she has to deal with as a single mother.

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby Flokkness » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:20 pm

I'll be 35 when I finish. Was easily the oldest or second oldest in all my 1L courses. It is weird at first, because you're stuck in class with (basically) a bunch of children. Really smart children, who have done impressive things... but children. Gunners will probably be a source of mutual mystery. Just find the older crowd (you won't be the only one) and enjoy them. Just stay focused and don't worry about it.

Also, good luck. That's amazing that you're headed into law school. I wish you were a classmate. Haha.

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby haus » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:04 pm

I was 42 when I applied.

The old school thread has some good info. You might want to peek through the veterans thread, as many of the posters there have a few more years in them than the traditional crowd.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=170257

ETA: of course I was scooped by Nony
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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby Catsinthebag » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:23 pm

Hey, congrats on your decision to make another go at it - and kudos to you for making what is probably a really good life choice back then when you did. I'll be 32 when I conclude this endeavor... fun times! Definitely some folks a bunch of years your senior, too, and to the extent I can tell, they get along just fine. I have found that having a few years on K-JD kids is only a positive. From understanding certain basic concepts in classroom discussions that otherwise leave the youngins' like :shock: or :x to having faced workplace challenges before and, thus, realizing that x or y bump in the law school road is not the end of the world, perspective and experience really go a long way.

Best of luck!

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby 265489164158 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:49 am

I am 45 and will be a 1L this fall...unless I get cold feet and decide to take the LSAT again and go through another admission cycle. I believe that there MAY have been 1 or 2 people older than me on ASD (sometimes it's hard to tell with men), but mostly they were 20 somethings, very sharp and frighteningly scary. They had been in the peace corps, community organizers, working as paralegals, and saving women from sex trafficking. A bit intimidating, but I raised a family ("kids" now 19 and 22), worked, volunteered in my community. Anyway, I am excited about the challenge! Just do it.

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby isjd » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:48 pm

Not late exactly- but 30 and likely to apply this cycle or next and greatly comforted by this thread and the one linked above. Just wanted to say hi!

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby SaulGoodmansEvilTwin » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:38 pm

45 years old and a 1L this fall. I made a visit to my school's registration office and they mentioned that there had been a couple of 60-something students last year. They must have been pretty badass to tackle law school at that age.

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby Eternalsunshine » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:50 pm

33, 1L this fall, and also a parent. Seems like there are a lot of us. :)

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby 265489164158 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:41 pm

45 years old and a 1L this fall. I made a visit to my school's registration office and they mentioned that there had been a couple of 60-something students last year. They must have been pretty badass to tackle law school at that age.


Lol, are we not pretty badass to do it at 45? Anyway, cheers to us!

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby gbullock19 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:58 am

37 will be starting law school in August. :)

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby 265489164158 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:02 am

gbullock19 wrote:37 will be starting law school in August. :)


Congrats! I am thoroughly enjoying myself, although I definitely notice a difference in how the younger students tend to prefer late nights, while I prefer early morning s for studying. Feel free to PM me if you have questions of an OWL.

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby navykev » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:06 am

41 & finishing up 2L. It's been a great experience so far.

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby DJDJTX » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:49 pm

Is late 30's or 40's officially URM classification? At 40yo with pre-LS dilemmas, I'd love to contribute.

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby haus » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:05 pm

DJDJTX wrote:Is late 30's or 40's officially URM classification? At 40yo with pre-LS dilemmas, I'd love to contribute.

While it may not be considered a URM status, there are differences.

Had a conversation with a classmate who expressed that they were a movie buff, but did not know who Robert Redford was.

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby 265489164158 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:30 pm

Over 40 is a protected class, but not sure about an URM. However, I think it might be helpful for LS apps because the 20 somethings are trying to stand out, and we already do based on life experience and work experience. I do not believe it is particularly helpful for jobs, however.

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby fiik » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:34 am

I will be 42 this year, finishing my BA and applying to law school this cycle. Also a wife and mother. My oldest daughter will be a senior in HS when I start law school.

Hope all of the non-traditional folks are knocking them dead!

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby nylon_law » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:02 pm

I am 46, URM and a mother. It’s crap shoot :lol:

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby Synapse2018 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:24 am

Early 30's - married with children. Applying T6 or bust next cycle!

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Re: Anyone here in their late 30s or 40s?

Postby momof4 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:07 pm

I'm 38 and applying to law school to start next fall (2019). I have four kids: 12, 9, 6, and 2! :)

I briefly attended law school in my twenties as well, then took time off to have all my kids. I'm ready to begin again as a 1L. Yay for older students! I'm looking forward to the challenge and hope there are some other older students where I want to attend (UC Davis King Hall).

Feel free to chime in with advice, encouragement, etc.



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