I am close to 40 and thinking of returning to school. I have spent the last 10 or so years thinking I should have gone to law school, and I am tired of thinking it. That said, I have no clue how law schools and law students feel about older students.
Is pursuing this worth my time? Here are a few bits of info on me:
- BA from state school w/ double major in Political Science and Communication -- GPA, 3.34 -- many extracurricular activites (student government, honoraries, etc.)
- MA from state school (a different state) in Political Communication -- GPA, 3.83 -- decent amount of extracurricular activities
- 13 years working in public service -- primarily in state government but also for non-profits -- also serve as adjunct for 2 local universities -- a lot of community and volunteer work
- LSAT of 159, taken 2 years ago (didn't study)
I can't get anyone to tell me if I should pursue this or let it drop. I have thought about taking the LSAT again but haven't decided.
Having lived life on a public employee's salary for some time, I am not wealthy. If I were to do this I would need financial assistance -- but, man, 40 seems pretty old to be racking up insane student loan debt. Do older students even get considered for scholarships and grants?
I would appreciate any feedback, about older students in law school generally and about my case specifically.