Career-changers and mature students attend Not too Late for Law

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  • I am 44 years old. I have been out of work for the last 13 years through illness. I didn't do so well at school but I trained after school and worked from 17 through until I fell ill at 31 and I gained an NVQ level 3 in care just before I fell ill. Now I am taking a law degree though open university and hope to secure a career in the legal profession. I am curious about barrister work and the criminal field in general but I am also interested in family and property law so I am not sure at the moment but I feel that I am going to have a battle to compete because of my gap in employment however I am determined to gain some voluntary work any way I can but apart from the life experience I have and my determination to achieve my goals which I will relentlessly chase I want to know bottom line, why are my chances?

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  • As a mature student I've heard the following said before in an interview: 'God..at that rate we're going to end up with middle aged trainees….' .

    Said interviewer was unaware that I had recently graduated as a mature student. Needless to say, I smiled, felt awkward, and gingerly replied ' yes…I know'.

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