US law schools attract more older students

The financial crisis is now motivating some older professionals to attend law school, just as applications to law school - and graduate school in general - is on the rise: 20 percent more people took the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) in October 2009 than October 2008, reaching a high of 60,746. But age is no obstacle in post-graduate job searches. These second-career students said they are no more concerned about the effect of the recession on job prospects than their younger peers. Law schools appreciate older applicants. Yale Law School spokeswoman Jan Conroy said, Yale is actively seeing to admit a diverse student body, including students who accumulated real-world experiences before their admission to Yale.

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Tue, Jan 12, 2010 yaledailynews.com