Law Grad, 59, Looks Forward to Decades of Practice
Posted Nov 11, 2009 2:57 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Relatives of Dana Muller lived well into their 90s, and her 83-year-old mother still takes aerobics classes regularly. So it isn't unrealistic, the 59-year-old recent law graduate says, to expect that she could practice at least into her 70s.
A former legal secretary and law office manager who holds a doctorate in music, Muller says her experience as a South Hadley, Mass., selectman gave her the strongest push towards law school, reports the Republican.
"I realized so much of municipal government has to do with the law," she tells the newspaper. "I wanted to understand how the law works. We came into contact with a lot of lawyers."
After earning her law degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Muller returned to South Hadley. In addition to her interest in government law, her music expertise has sparked an interest in intellectual property, she says.