Generally, law schools consider non-traditional applicants to be students applying to law school five or more years after graduating from college. Non-traditional applicants typically have engaged in meaningful work or life experiences for a significant period of time after college; many have even had successful non-legal careers in business, medicine or other fields. Law schools enjoy the diversity that non-traditional applicants bring to their student bodies, and law professors often find older law students provide unique, real-world perspectives to classroom discussions that greatly assist in teaching the law.