I am currently in the process of getting into Law School and was hoping to get some advice before I make the leap. I have a B.S. in Physics and have worked in R&D mostly in optical and electronics while helping to write two patents in my early years after college. For the past 12 years I have been working as an independent software developer and have decided that I had better make a career change due to the eventual extinction that is happening due to outsourcing.
Two questions that I have are:
1. How is the job market for Patent Attorneys with Physics and Software development experience?
2. How difficult will it be for me to make this transition due to my age (currently 45 and will be 48 upon graduation)
My plans are to volunteer to work with a local law firm that specializes in patents during the summers but I still worry if I'm getting a little too old to be making this major of a career change in my life. Hopefully someone out there has made this change later in life and can shed some light on it.
Thanks in Advance,