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Barriers for older workers to entry into legal profession

by on April 16, 2013

An interesting follow-up to yesterday’s post – on the subject of potential structural barriers to older workers finding employment. This is a letter published here in the Law Society Gazette lamenting the absence of analysis on age diversity in the legal profession (particularly in comparison to other aspects of diversity).

It outlines the difficulties that can face older law students seeking entry into the law, including comparability of qualifications and the upfront costs of legal education and training.

Comparability of qualifications is an issue that can affect those seeking to enter other professions and occupations. And it can make a bit of a nonsense the advice to omit your date of birth from your CV if you then are required to list your GCSEs/O levels (with grade and year!) on an online application form.

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