I'm a midlife career changer. I'm a lawyer, 48 years old, and have been in private practice for over 20 years. I have long known that I "missed my calling"; although I've always enjoyed and been good at the counseling aspect of law, I've found the rest of it stultifying and terribly stressful. So, just as my kids are leaving for college, I've decided to go back to school and become a therapist. My plan is to work as a lawyer part-time while attending school, also part-time. I've researched my options and, with the help of my husband (who holds a PhD in Psychology) determined that the best degree to get is the MSW. My concern is that all of my academic credentials, while very good, are at least 20 years old. I hold a BA degree in sociology from SUNY-Binghamton, 3.8 average, Phi Beta Kappa (1982), and a JD degree from UNC-Chapel Hill with honors (1988). Will my age and the length of time since I've been in school be a detriment in getting into a MSW program? Is it likely that I will have to re-take courses in order to update my academic background before I will be admitted?