« on: June 09, 2004, 11:03:02 AM »
I am applying to law school next year after retaking the LSAT in October (150 for my 1st time). My concern is about my future as a lawyer. I will have to take out 100-120k in loans to finance my education. Then, when I come out I will work full time for a year and then start a family. At that time, I plan on working part time until my kids are in school. That means that I will not be makin serious money (100k) that will pay back my loans until my mid-thirties. If I do not go to law school, I will start working in marketing/advertising in two years without any loans, and will start making money.
My concern is whether lawyers can work part time and how much can they make? Also, if I work part time for 5-7 years, can I then return full time with enough credibility as a good lawyer? If anyone has been in this situation or gone through it, please share your experience. By the way, my husband is going to be a doctor, so when he finishes medical school I will need to focus on our family more because of his hectic schedule.
Any advice is much appreciated...Thanks!