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Author Cooper, Charles.

Title Later-in-life lawyers : tips for the non-traditional law student / Charles Cooper.

Published Honolulu, Hawaii : Fine Print Press, c2012.
Edition 2nd ed.
 Law Library - First Floor  KF287 .C66 2012     AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 336 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Law school guides
Law school guides.
Note Previous ed.: 2006.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents So why law? : Why now? -- Getting in -- First year -- 2L and beyond -- General considerations.
Summary "Law school is a scary place for any new student. For an older ('non-traditional') student, it can be intimidating as well as being ill-designed for the needs of an older, second-career student with children, mortgages, and the like. This book compiles advice from the author, lawyer-editors, and dozens of current and former law students, on such matters as dealing with families and children, the LSAT and GPAs for the older student, the law school application process and law school rankings for non-traditional students, paying for law school, surviving first year and non-academic hurdles, and the occasional skeleton in the non-traditional closet. Law schools are, by their nature, traditional in attitude and in structure. Most books about law school take the same approach: they do not address the unique needs of the significant nontraditional segment of their student body. Other law school books focus on largely irrelevant factors such as rankings and employment in 'prestigious' law firms. In short, while a large fraction of law students today would be considered non-traditional, there is little accurate, relevant material to help nontraditional students navigate the admissions process and ultimately succeed in law school. And that's where this focused guide steps in"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Law students -- United States.
Law schools -- United States.
Nontraditional college students -- United States.
College student orientation.
Career changes.
Law -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Other Title Tips for the non-traditional law student
ISBN 9781888960167 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1888960167 (pbk. : alk. paper)