Later-in-Life Lawyers: Tips for the Non-Traditional Law Student (Second Edition) [NOOK Book]

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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 non-traditional segment of their student body. While a large fraction of law students today would be considered non-traditional, there is little accurate, relevant material to help the ...
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Later-in-Life Lawyers: Tips for the Non-Traditional Law Student (Second Edition)

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Overview

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 non-traditional segment of their student body. While a large fraction of law students today would be considered non-traditional, there is little accurate, relevant material to help the non-traditional student navigate the admissions process and ultimately succeed in law school.

And that’s where this focused guide steps in:

Law school is a scary place for any new student. For a 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 and dozens of current and former "nontrads," 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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014101462
  • Publisher: The Fine Print Press
  • Publication date: 2/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 775,305
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

The author, an attorney and university administrator, is founder of nontradlaw.net, the primary website for nontraditional law students.
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  • Posted August 13, 2009

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    Perfect for Non-Trad Pre-Law and 1Ls

    I wish I would have had this book about a year ago when I became serious about law school and studying for the LSAT. It gives you a great overview and realistic look at the LSAT, getting into law school, the 1L year and the rest of the trip.


    I was able to skim the first part because I had already passed the LSAT, gotten into law school and been through my first mini-semester over the summer. However, it answered all the questions and filled in a lot of blanks that I had when I started thinking about law school such as how to put the LSAT into prospective, how to choose your school and what to do when you do/don't get in. Plus it gives a nice overview of all the issues you, as a non-trad student have to consider like work, what bag to use, health insurance, balancing like and school (and trust me you need to find this balance and it is possible)brief, how the classes run, etc.

    I definitely recommend this book for any non-trad student anywhere between pre-law and their 1L year. I wish I would have known about a year ago. It would have helped me skip a lot of aimless wandering around I did trying to figure out what the heck I was doing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2007

    It's All About Perspective

    Going back to law school at the age of 35 can be daunting, more so if all of the law school advice books out there are geared for the average 22 year old. Fortunately, I found this book just at the point where I was starting to feel isolated as a later-in-life law student. This book is literally brimming with sensible advice from non-trads like me, from how to study for the LSAT to how to get accepted at the school of your choice, to how to hold down a job, maneuver through study groups, and balance your family life without losing your mind. From people who have been there, its nice to know I'm not alone and am in good company. The section that hit home the most for me is on 'Handling the Stress.' According to Cooper 'as well as other non-trads I've come across in class', 'it all boils down to maintaining balance and perspective 'a.k.a.: time management.'. 1L is important, but not more important than your health, your family, and your general well-being. Keep it in perspective - it's just law school.' Definitely food for thought when you start to feel overwhelmed in the face of balancing your family life, a job, and law school all at the same time.

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  • Posted April 12, 2010

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    A seemingly great resource full of great thoughts/suggestions

    I am 36 and plan to apply to law-school so I got this book. It seems to be a great resource for anyone that is pre-law. Not just for us non-trads. It gives, what seems to be great insight to the process of getting into law school and turned out to be quite encouraging. It is a quick, easy book to read. I believe it is a must have for anybody thinking about law school, non-traditional and traditional alike. Good luck with your law pursuits.

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    Posted February 23, 2012

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