What is a traditional student?
The most recent group of law school applicants was diverse in
terms of age, background, and experiences. Most law school applicants are not
in the 22 year old or younger age group.
More typical is the applicant who is older and who has been away
from school for at least one year. Many first year law students are seeking career
changes or second careers.
Here are some specific figures illustrating the difficulties of
characterizing law school applicants in "traditional" or "nontraditional"
Your pre-law advisor can provide
you with handouts and suggested readings on nontraditional, working, older, and/or
second career applicants and legal education.