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Is a mid-career move to law a risk worth taking?


When deciding what to study at university I was split between two choices: accounting or law. I chose the former and have spent the last 14 years working in the accounting industry. Though I have been fairly successful, I’ve always felt the tug of a legal career and I’m now seriously considering training as a lawyer. I have the finances and, more importantly, I think I have the passion. Have you seen many mid-career switches into law work out? Are there any advantages in training later as lawyer? One of my concerns is what it would be like to attend law school with people who are nearly half my age. Thanks.