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  1. Nope. I didn’t. Thanks for pointing that out. I’m complete new to this site and this format in general.
  2. Sounds to me like it in fact is U of A law that you don’t like. You talked mostly about the conservative culture there. Good to know, thanks for sharing
  3. I met a psychologist in her early 80’s, maybe 83. She was working still for the province after returning to complete her BA in her 40’s. She was surprisingly sharp and technologically savvy! I’m sure she’s not the norm lol.
  4. Thanks for taking the time to write that. I have been back at uni for a while and definitely experience what you’ve mentioned about the social aspect, I assumed it would be the same. I do have concern over not being hired because of my age. That is something that could be a big problem. I’ll take your advice and speak to lawyers and the other tips you gave. I’ll start doing some digging. I don’t have great support circle. I’m back in the city I grew up in which is a struggle for a variety of reasons. I started my ba here and decided to return to finish it and would love to never move again! Lol. I can see life in general, being easier in a warmer city so that is something I will be considering. I am single which has pros and cons when it comes to being a student lol. Having someone around would be great for basic company and support, it could also be a distraction. Any recommendations on the type of law books you think I should check out? Thank you
  5. Thanks for the suggestion. I guess for now I’m just wanting a sense of how likely I’ll be to get funding. Then assuming it’s possible, I’ll get started on the work of studying and applying to the school.
  6. Thanks for the feedback. This sounds like pretty solid advice. I had planned to continue in uni and finish my BA and apply for a masters program. I love to research and critique. My love for arguments was what directed my attention to law. On one hand doing research and thinking/playing with ideas and information seems wonderful, that said, being able to use my critical thinking skills and love for analyzing information in ways that directly helps others would ultimately be more fulfilling. If you have any suggestions on what type of research might be helpful in making a decision I’d be happy to know. I realize that lawyers can do very different work so I’m reluctant to reach out and speak to any directly. Another thought, do you think my age will hurt my chances of finding work?
  7. Hi, thanks for sharing this. That’s great to know. I’ll make a plan to speak with my bank next week. My credit score is in the “Good” category according to Equifax so I hope I’d be a favourable candidate also.
  8. I’m 42 and returned to uni a few years ago full time to finish a BA. I’ve recently considered writing the LSAT and applying to a local school. Luckily it’s one with a pretty low tuition. I’m relatively confident that I’ll be accepted based on my grades and LSAT score (I’ll have to see how that goes to be sure). This is a very new idea for me and because of my age, I’m hoping to consider financial options and future implications before moving forward. I’ve come to accept the fact that I’ll likely need to work until I’m 80, I’m single and during my previous career didn’t save much. To be honest I was miserable and spent more than I should have. My finances were a problem but after many years of hard work I’ve resolved those issues and am pursuing things I’m interested in. I currently have ~$10,000 in student loans and am looking into options for funding law school. I see some students get lines of credit based on their admission to law school and wonder if the ability to access them is based on your age. Would I be ineligible because I have fewer years left to work? I’m interested to hear any of your ideas or thoughts that may be helpful for me to make an informed decision. Thanks 🙏 I’m not committed to staying in my city, although I’d prefer not to move until after completing a JD program. I am open to a move after, either within Canada or somewhere warmer.
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