Northwestern is known nation-wide for being accepting of older law students. They value work experience in the admissions process far more than other schools. That being said, it is not 'easy' to get into. If a school is too easy to get into, the employment prospects afterward often reflect that - please research carefully the employment-post-gradation statistics for any school you apply to.
As for being an older student elsewhere, it is not that bad. I am older, but I simply chose the best law school I could get into. I have my own life, with an apartment and a husband, and I do miss out on the dorm-life and late parties the younger students live by. However, it does not make a difference in class, where it counts. Furthermore, my degree will follow me for the rest of my life, it is worth the small sacrifice of being older for the long-term benefits of a good law school
Very interesting! I was considering law school too. I live in Chicago and I am close to 30yo. I was going to ask a question very similiar to this. I don't think age matters (legally they can't discriminate based on age), but I'm sure the majority of the students will be younger than me.
What schools have you looked at?
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