Age of LLMs


piscesDD
Hi All
just out of interest, what's everyone's age? I'm 31 and feeling like I may be one of the older LLM students (enrolled at Columbia).
Thanks!
Hi All
just out of interest, what's everyone's age? I'm 31 and feeling like I may be one of the older LLM students (enrolled at Columbia).
Thanks!
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Andreja
I`m 24, but I do not think age is imortant for LLM :-)
I`m 24, but I do not think age is imortant for LLM :-)
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krof
Hi All
just out of interest, what's everyone's age? I'm 31 and feeling like I may be one of the older LLM students (enrolled at Columbia).
Thanks!

To put it simply: no, you won't be the oldest (probably, you will not even be among the 15 oldest, based on past experience).
But even if you were, someone has to be the oldest, and there's no shame in it.
<blockquote>Hi All
just out of interest, what's everyone's age? I'm 31 and feeling like I may be one of the older LLM students (enrolled at Columbia).
Thanks! </blockquote>
To put it simply: no, you won't be the oldest (probably, you will not even be among the 15 oldest, based on past experience).
But even if you were, someone has to be the oldest, and there's no shame in it.


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Floris
it's not about how old you are - it's about how old you look ;)

the average ist about 25....
it's not about how old you are - it's about how old you look ;)

the average ist about 25....
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legal500
hi . i am 33 year old . I am proud of my age . i am sure anybody in any age can pursue his/ her education and the age is not an important thing to evaluate you . Just study and don't think about any less important things like you age :)
hi . i am 33 year old . I am proud of my age . i am sure anybody in any age can pursue his/ her education and the age is not an important thing to evaluate you . Just study and don't think about any less important things like you age :)
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Poppet
I don't think the problem is about shame about age or anything like that. It can be frustrating being older than other students because you are experiencing different life challenges and often have different perspectives on the program. You can be proud of your age and find no shame in your age and still hope to be surrounded by other "older" students who you will be more likely to have things in common with. So I think it's a perfectly valid question and concern - I don't think the point is whether everyone is happy with their age or not.

Anyway, I'm going to be 32 when I start, and I'm definitely hoping that there will be 15 people at least my age and/or older, because I have spent the last 3 years with 20-22-year old peers and I'm looking forward to being surrounded by more people who are more or less on the same plane as I am.
I don't think the problem is about shame about age or anything like that. It can be frustrating being older than other students because you are experiencing different life challenges and often have different perspectives on the program. You can be proud of your age and find no shame in your age and still hope to be surrounded by other "older" students who you will be more likely to have things in common with. So I think it's a perfectly valid question and concern - I don't think the point is whether everyone is happy with their age or not.

Anyway, I'm going to be 32 when I start, and I'm definitely hoping that there will be 15 people at least my age and/or older, because I have spent the last 3 years with 20-22-year old peers and I'm looking forward to being surrounded by more people who are more or less on the same plane as I am.
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Good Gosh
if you're going to the lse, there will be plenty of students 30+, don't worry!
if you're going to the lse, there will be plenty of students 30+, don't worry!
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jajaja....are you american? have you ever been in an american school? jajajajaa...I am 40....I am going to study my LLM this year....It does not matter ....although most of the people may be in the 30's you may see people older....in College in the US you can find many people older than 40....
jajaja....are you american? have you ever been in an american school? jajajajaa...I am 40....I am going to study my LLM this year....It does not matter ....although most of the people may be in the 30's you may see people older....in College in the US you can find many people older than 40....
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SimasGR
I will start my L.L.M being 22, and I think I will be the youngest one
I will start my L.L.M being 22, and I think I will be the youngest one
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mikado
It's an understandable concern.

I think the more prestigious the LL.M, the more you will find a mix of "young" and "old" students, especially in the US.

Sure you'll find at least a few people who you can relate to, whatever your destination ;)
It's an understandable concern.

I think the more prestigious the LL.M, the more you will find a mix of "young" and "old" students, especially in the US.

Sure you'll find at least a few people who you can relate to, whatever your destination ;)
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observer
it's not about how old you are - it's about how old you look ;)

the average ist about 25....


Average age 25? I am well above average then - hopefully my grades and rank will be too! :-))
<blockquote>it's not about how old you are - it's about how old you look ;)

the average ist about 25.... </blockquote>

Average age 25? I am well above average then - hopefully my grades and rank will be too! :-))
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krof
Also consider that students from different countries may be of a different average age. For example, whereas students from certain countries tend to do the LLM right after graduation, students from other places tend to accumulate several years of work experience before heading for the LLM (in my experience this is generally true for Japanese students). The average age of people graduating with a LLB (or equivalent degree) varies across countries (e.g. it is generally lower in the UK than in Germany), and you will often find people who study for the LLM after (or while) completing a Ph.D. in their country. Some people just have to work some time before the LLM to pay for it, while other realize that the LLM is right for them only at a later stage in their career.
At Columbia, with around 200 fellow LLMs, you'll find plenty of 30 somethings to mingle with.
As for the question of age in itself, it should not be a problem, also given that the anti-discrimination policies of anglo-saxon universities clearly state that age is an unacceptable ground for selecting students, just like gender, religion or race.
It is what you have done with your time that an admission committee (and any reasonable person) should evaluate when considering you as a professional and/or as a student (and as a human being too)
Also consider that students from different countries may be of a different average age. For example, whereas students from certain countries tend to do the LLM right after graduation, students from other places tend to accumulate several years of work experience before heading for the LLM (in my experience this is generally true for Japanese students). The average age of people graduating with a LLB (or equivalent degree) varies across countries (e.g. it is generally lower in the UK than in Germany), and you will often find people who study for the LLM after (or while) completing a Ph.D. in their country. Some people just have to work some time before the LLM to pay for it, while other realize that the LLM is right for them only at a later stage in their career.
At Columbia, with around 200 fellow LLMs, you'll find plenty of 30 somethings to mingle with.
As for the question of age in itself, it should not be a problem, also given that the anti-discrimination policies of anglo-saxon universities clearly state that age is an unacceptable ground for selecting students, just like gender, religion or race.
It is what you have done with your time that an admission committee (and any reasonable person) should evaluate when considering you as a professional and/or as a student (and as a human being too)



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