Does age matter?


EULawyer
Hi Everybody,
I'm thinking to start an LLM in US next year and was wondering, if at the age of 31, is too late.
Anybody with the same or older age who is still a postgrad student?
Could you tell me roughly about the age - average in the LLM programs?
Thank you!
EULawyer
Hi Everybody,
I'm thinking to start an LLM in US next year and was wondering, if at the age of 31, is too late.
Anybody with the same or older age who is still a postgrad student?
Could you tell me roughly about the age - average in the LLM programs?
Thank you!
EULawyer
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adm2006
Your age is okay! Do not worry. Average age, to my mind, is 28 and even older.
Cheers
Your age is okay! Do not worry. Average age, to my mind, is 28 and even older.
Cheers
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Dear Friend,

I do hope, definitely, age won't matter for seeking admission to LLM in USA. In one of the Application to LLM Programmes I have received, it is specifically stated that "caste, religion, race, etc., etc.," are not at all a factor and the Universities accept equally all kinds of people.

Best of luck
Dear Friend,

I do hope, definitely, age won't matter for seeking admission to LLM in USA. In one of the Application to LLM Programmes I have received, it is specifically stated that "caste, religion, race, etc., etc.," are not at all a factor and the Universities accept equally all kinds of people.

Best of luck
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ramsesgl
I am 29, so i dont think age would be too much of a problem.
Besides, those who are 29 or older don't have to express their parents income in order to apply for financial waivers.
I am 29, so i dont think age would be too much of a problem.
Besides, those who are 29 or older don't have to express their parents income in order to apply for financial waivers.
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dcllm
I am now 36 and was 35 when I applied. Actually, I think age with experience makes the LLM more worthwhile. You will not have a problem.
I am now 36 and was 35 when I applied. Actually, I think age with experience makes the LLM more worthwhile. You will not have a problem.
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Tatu
I think age should not be an issue.

First, simply because I met a 1st year JD student at NYU in January, he was 33. He told me that some of his classmate were about the same age. So I guess, if it doesnt matter much for JD's admission why should it matter for LLM's?

Second, I trust that school admissions will probably look more on your credentials rather than your age. Since I assume from your nickname that you are a practising EU Lawyer, your experience should certainly be of a great value for your classmate and scholars. Reason of this thaugth is that I met someone from the LLM admission at Boston University last January, he was much more impressed by my credential, rather than my age ( I am 32, and have been a Tax Consultant from Big 4 for several years now.)

As you can see, i took the opportuity of my holidays to visit Law Schools campuses in the north east of the US)

Best of Luck in your applications.
I think age should not be an issue.

First, simply because I met a 1st year JD student at NYU in January, he was 33. He told me that some of his classmate were about the same age. So I guess, if it doesnt matter much for JD's admission why should it matter for LLM's?

Second, I trust that school admissions will probably look more on your credentials rather than your age. Since I assume from your nickname that you are a practising EU Lawyer, your experience should certainly be of a great value for your classmate and scholars. Reason of this thaugth is that I met someone from the LLM admission at Boston University last January, he was much more impressed by my credential, rather than my age ( I am 32, and have been a Tax Consultant from Big 4 for several years now.)

As you can see, i took the opportuity of my holidays to visit Law Schools campuses in the north east of the US)

Best of Luck in your applications.
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anushka
I am 25, and I think that you guys (with more years of experience as lawyers than myself) have greater advantage in every aspect.
I am 25, and I think that you guys (with more years of experience as lawyers than myself) have greater advantage in every aspect.
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In my JD program the age range was about 25 at the youngest to about 36, with a few over 40, 50.

The average age was 28.

Most everyone looked the same, and a good half of the class were married with kids.

In the US school admissions and job applications are age blind. The people making the decisions cannot (legally) and generally do not take it into consideration. Never put it on a CV/resume otherwise HR will throw it in the trash can!

I think some countries in the EU just are not as progressive as the US when it comes to discrimination. My view having lived in both.

In any event, 30's is not that old for a profession like law anyway. It's not like the army where you need to be physically fit and hopefully still single (cannon fodder).
In my JD program the age range was about 25 at the youngest to about 36, with a few over 40, 50.

The average age was 28.

Most everyone looked the same, and a good half of the class were married with kids.

In the US school admissions and job applications are age blind. The people making the decisions cannot (legally) and generally do not take it into consideration. Never put it on a CV/resume otherwise HR will throw it in the trash can!

I think some countries in the EU just are not as progressive as the US when it comes to discrimination. My view having lived in both.

In any event, 30's is not that old for a profession like law anyway. It's not like the army where you need to be physically fit and hopefully still single (cannon fodder).



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Tatu
Welcome Baby...kidding.
Age doesn't matter and is certainly not a criteria for acceptance or rejection. Except if someone has a different experience.
Welcome Baby...kidding.
Age doesn't matter and is certainly not a criteria for acceptance or rejection. Except if someone has a different experience.
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Paul
I would say the average is 28. Don't worry about being too old. Some schools actually prefer that you have at least some years of working experience like Stanford.
I would say the average is 28. Don't worry about being too old. Some schools actually prefer that you have at least some years of working experience like Stanford.
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pra608
I saw 70 years old woman in JD class.
I saw 70 years old woman in JD class.
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LLM_06
Am I the youngest? 24 years old.
Am I the youngest? 24 years old.
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Koen
Am I the youngest? 24 years old.


Certainly not! I'm 22...
<blockquote>Am I the youngest? 24 years old.</blockquote>

Certainly not! I'm 22...
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gar33
I am 22 too... I applied to Yale, Harvard, Chicago and NYU. I really prefer Yale, as I want to pursue teaching and research. My GPA is 3.8, my TOEFL score is 293 and I have some professional experience (among other things, I did some part-time consultancy work for OECD on "PPP and multilateral surveillance among African developing countries"). I hope to be admitted but I'm affraid being so young might be a problem... and I stressed quite clearly in all the applications that my interests are of the scholarly type. In fact, my personal statements are more like research agendas...
I am 22 too... I applied to Yale, Harvard, Chicago and NYU. I really prefer Yale, as I want to pursue teaching and research. My GPA is 3.8, my TOEFL score is 293 and I have some professional experience (among other things, I did some part-time consultancy work for OECD on "PPP and multilateral surveillance among African developing countries"). I hope to be admitted but I'm affraid being so young might be a problem... and I stressed quite clearly in all the applications that my interests are of the scholarly type. In fact, my personal statements are more like research agendas...
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IntLaw
Gar, Could you please stop blowing your own trumpet? I am sure your credentials are very impressive etc. but no need to go on announcing them eveywhere. There are people on this site with a perfect 4.0 from top US schools. But it is also true that shallow water makes much noise...So it is understandable to be anxious about your admission and quite another to try to do what you are doing... It also might affect your chances of admission if a person making decision sees these advertisements of yours...
Good luck!!
Gar, Could you please stop blowing your own trumpet? I am sure your credentials are very impressive etc. but no need to go on announcing them eveywhere. There are people on this site with a perfect 4.0 from top US schools. But it is also true that shallow water makes much noise...So it is understandable to be anxious about your admission and quite another to try to do what you are doing... It also might affect your chances of admission if a person making decision sees these advertisements of yours...
Good luck!!
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albator
Interesting post indeed.

I tought Portugese students were graded on a scale ranging from 0 to 20.

I was probably mistaken
Interesting post indeed.

I tought Portugese students were graded on a scale ranging from 0 to 20.

I was probably mistaken…
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