When too old for a LLM?


MAP2009
just wanted to hear your opinion on it...
just wanted to hear your opinion on it...
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lastlear
You mean - 'too old' rite?
You mean - 'too old' rite?
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There is an expression "Studying is never too late" (translation).
But I think after 35-38 it is time for PhD not for LL.M but you never know :)
There is an expression "Studying is never too late" (translation).
But I think after 35-38 it is time for PhD not for LL.M but you never know :)
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I've spent hours calculating, taking into account a gigantic amount of empirical data and conducting dozens of interviews. The result is:


31.
I've spent hours calculating, taking into account a gigantic amount of empirical data and conducting dozens of interviews. The result is:


31.
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Santa
I've spent hours calculating, taking into account a gigantic amount of empirical data and conducting dozens of interviews. The result is:


31.

That's probably about right yup!
<blockquote>I've spent hours calculating, taking into account a gigantic amount of empirical data and conducting dozens of interviews. The result is:


31.</blockquote>
That's probably about right yup!
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wolla
When are you too old to have children? When are you too old to play soccer in the backyard with them? :)

The answer is highly individual, however, at least in regard to myself, I think I will never be too old to obtain new/more knowledge and simply have a good/awesome time while doing it :)

When I attended a T14 school a few years back as an exchange student, several of the LL.M.'s were in their early/mid thirties and some even in their fourties.
When are you too old to have children? When are you too old to play soccer in the backyard with them? :)

The answer is highly individual, however, at least in regard to myself, I think I will never be too old to obtain new/more knowledge and simply have a good/awesome time while doing it :)

When I attended a T14 school a few years back as an exchange student, several of the LL.M.'s were in their early/mid thirties and some even in their fourties.
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well, it depends on lots of factors, age, years of experience, plus if you are an international student dosen't make much sense spending 2 or 3 abroad without working at all.

well, it depends on lots of factors, age, years of experience, plus if you are an international student dosen't make much sense spending 2 or 3 abroad without working at all.
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MAP2009
well I was just thinking that most JD students are around 22 when they start... so I guess an LLM student must feel kinda "old" on campus... or not?
well I was just thinking that most JD students are around 22 when they start... so I guess an LLM student must feel kinda "old" on campus... or not?
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22 is the minimum age one can start law school at after 4 years of college. I assume that oftentimes ppl take one or two years off before continuing straight with law school. I guess 24/25 would be the average age of beginning JDs. That makes an average age of 27/28 of 3L JDs which is just about the LLMs av. age.
22 is the minimum age one can start law school at after 4 years of college. I assume that oftentimes ppl take one or two years off before continuing straight with law school. I guess 24/25 would be the average age of beginning JDs. That makes an average age of 27/28 of 3L JDs which is just about the LLMs av. age.
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rbp
22 is the minimum age one can start law school at after 4 years of college. I assume that oftentimes ppl take one or two years off before continuing straight with law school. I guess 24/25 would be the average age of beginning JDs. That makes an average age of 27/28 of 3L JDs which is just about the LLMs av. age.


Well, I sure am glad the NYU admissions office didn't feel the same way that you guys do, because law for me is a second career and I am ancient. But they still accepted me into the tax program. So you never know. I think you're only as old as you feel.

rbp
<blockquote>22 is the minimum age one can start law school at after 4 years of college. I assume that oftentimes ppl take one or two years off before continuing straight with law school. I guess 24/25 would be the average age of beginning JDs. That makes an average age of 27/28 of 3L JDs which is just about the LLMs av. age.</blockquote>

Well, I sure am glad the NYU admissions office didn't feel the same way that you guys do, because law for me is a second career and I am ancient. But they still accepted me into the tax program. So you never know. I think you're only as old as you feel.

rbp
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I sincerely hope you didn't take my "31" really seriously! Education can never have an age limit. I've had 50 year olds sitting next to me in lectures and it was certainly a personal/professional copntribution to our class. It's not the biological age, it's, as pointed out already, basically the personal circumstances (which are regularly age dependant) which determine if you can "afford" (not necessarily financially) a one year LLM. Nobody can provide a general answer to that. Hence my sarcastic "study".
I sincerely hope you didn't take my "31" really seriously! Education can never have an age limit. I've had 50 year olds sitting next to me in lectures and it was certainly a personal/professional copntribution to our class. It's not the biological age, it's, as pointed out already, basically the personal circumstances (which are regularly age dependant) which determine if you can "afford" (not necessarily financially) a one year LLM. Nobody can provide a general answer to that. Hence my sarcastic "study".
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Santa
I'll be 23 next year, it'll be nice being between a bunch of 27 year old JD students! Luckily most of the LLMs at UVA aren't too old.
I'll be 23 next year, it'll be nice being between a bunch of 27 year old JD students! Luckily most of the LLMs at UVA aren't too old.
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koala
Hi. I am 35...still feel young! Still going for it. It is not so much about age as it is about seeking a new experience in a different country...hopefully I will still live at least 35 years after that....so everything is relative!
Hi. I am 35...still feel young! Still going for it. It is not so much about age as it is about seeking a new experience in a different country...hopefully I will still live at least 35 years after that....so everything is relative!
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i'm 30 and i actually think that being old-er has its advantages, particularly in housing lottery. haha. one of my friends who did her llm last year, was 33 when she started. her theory is, they gave her priority in what she wanted (a studio of her own) because the school probably thought that she would not get along in a dorm room with 23 year old Santa here, or his young UVA LLM-mates. :) so they gave her priority in her housing request. i'm wondering if i place 36 as my age (instead of my real 30) if this will get me priority in getting a studio as well. haha!

about when it is too old for an LLM, i don't think there is really a certain age when one is too old to study for a year. i think the better question is to consider one's post-LLM goals, and then to ask if one is too old for that. say a 50 year old foreign minister in yugoslavia suddenly decides that he wants to be a tax associate in new york, then it may be too late for him to do an LLM for the purpose of switching careers. on the other hand, if, say, in the philippines, an LLM is a requirement to be a supreme court justice, then a 51 year old who wishes to comply with this academic requirement to be appointed SC justice should not be considered too old for her LLM!
i'm 30 and i actually think that being old-er has its advantages, particularly in housing lottery. haha. one of my friends who did her llm last year, was 33 when she started. her theory is, they gave her priority in what she wanted (a studio of her own) because the school probably thought that she would not get along in a dorm room with 23 year old Santa here, or his young UVA LLM-mates. :) so they gave her priority in her housing request. i'm wondering if i place 36 as my age (instead of my real 30) if this will get me priority in getting a studio as well. haha!

about when it is too old for an LLM, i don't think there is really a certain age when one is too old to study for a year. i think the better question is to consider one's post-LLM goals, and then to ask if one is too old for that. say a 50 year old foreign minister in yugoslavia suddenly decides that he wants to be a tax associate in new york, then it may be too late for him to do an LLM for the purpose of switching careers. on the other hand, if, say, in the philippines, an LLM is a requirement to be a supreme court justice, then a 51 year old who wishes to comply with this academic requirement to be appointed SC justice should not be considered too old for her LLM!
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I turned 22 a couple of weeks ago, I think I'm too YOUNG for an LLM lol
I turned 22 a couple of weeks ago, I think I'm too YOUNG for an LLM lol
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but what if the executor of the will of louis XIV will suddenly reveal to you tomorrow that you have forfeited a testamentary grant of the fontaineblue because such grant was conditioned on you obtaining an LLM on or before your 22nd year of age? (sorry, am reading the man in the iron mask here)
but what if the executor of the will of louis XIV will suddenly reveal to you tomorrow that you have forfeited a testamentary grant of the fontaineblue because such grant was conditioned on you obtaining an LLM on or before your 22nd year of age? (sorry, am reading the man in the iron mask here)
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Alx1981
this issue always concerned me, I'm 27 and wiil get my law degree by the end of this year, and expect to apply for a tax LLM in 3 or 4 years. I'm happy to know that i will not be too old to do it.
this issue always concerned me, I'm 27 and wiil get my law degree by the end of this year, and expect to apply for a tax LLM in 3 or 4 years. I'm happy to know that i will not be too old to do it.
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rbp
i'm 30 and i actually think that being old-er has its advantages, particularly in housing lottery. haha. one of my friends who did her llm last year, was 33 when she started. her theory is, they gave her priority in what she wanted (a studio of her own) because the school probably thought that she would not get along in a dorm room with 23 year old Santa here, or his young UVA LLM-mates. :) so they gave her priority in her housing request. i'm wondering if i place 36 as my age (instead of my real 30) if this will get me priority in getting a studio as well. haha!



Did your friend really get a studio? In which dorm? I really wanted to live in the dorm, but thought that getting a studio was hopeless because they have the lottery for JD students in February or something. Is there really a chance?

Oh wait, what school did your friend go to?
<blockquote>i'm 30 and i actually think that being old-er has its advantages, particularly in housing lottery. haha. one of my friends who did her llm last year, was 33 when she started. her theory is, they gave her priority in what she wanted (a studio of her own) because the school probably thought that she would not get along in a dorm room with 23 year old Santa here, or his young UVA LLM-mates. :) so they gave her priority in her housing request. i'm wondering if i place 36 as my age (instead of my real 30) if this will get me priority in getting a studio as well. haha!

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Did your friend really get a studio? In which dorm? I really wanted to live in the dorm, but thought that getting a studio was hopeless because they have the lottery for JD students in February or something. Is there really a chance?

Oh wait, what school did your friend go to?

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Yep my friend got a studio from NYU. But it cost her 2000. I think that's actually quite expensive. I did an internship in the UN and I got a two bedroom apartment for 1500 a month, which includes all utilities. If I took that apartment for NYU studies though, it would not have been as good since I would have to travel maybe close to an hour to get to NYU. My 1500 apartment was in the fringes of Queens!
Yep my friend got a studio from NYU. But it cost her 2000. I think that's actually quite expensive. I did an internship in the UN and I got a two bedroom apartment for 1500 a month, which includes all utilities. If I took that apartment for NYU studies though, it would not have been as good since I would have to travel maybe close to an hour to get to NYU. My 1500 apartment was in the fringes of Queens!
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rbp
Yep my friend got a studio from NYU. But it cost her 2000. I think that's actually quite expensive. I did an internship in the UN and I got a two bedroom apartment for 1500 a month, which includes all utilities. If I took that apartment for NYU studies though, it would not have been as good since I would have to travel maybe close to an hour to get to NYU. My 1500 apartment was in the fringes of Queens!

That really is interesting news. So do you recall or could you ask her which dorm she lived in?

Thanks!
<blockquote>Yep my friend got a studio from NYU. But it cost her 2000. I think that's actually quite expensive. I did an internship in the UN and I got a two bedroom apartment for 1500 a month, which includes all utilities. If I took that apartment for NYU studies though, it would not have been as good since I would have to travel maybe close to an hour to get to NYU. My 1500 apartment was in the fringes of Queens!

That really is interesting news. So do you recall or could you ask her which dorm she lived in?

Thanks!
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