« on: July 25, 2008, 01:47:50 AM »
I wonder if anyone has any good advice or personal experience...I am finishing up my college degree (about 15 years late ). I have I've been a stay-home mother most of my adult life, and have 5 kids, including an infant. I will have a full courseload right through next summer, and hope to start law school in Fall 09. I planned on taking the LSAT last June, but just couldn't do it - my son was born just a few months before that and I wasn't able to prepare at all. I have signed up for the October test and have done some studying, bought the LR Bible and LG Bible, but have not been able to devote any real time to preparing for this test.
My goals are pretty high - I would like to get a job at a big Boston firm, and barring Harvard my first choice would be BC (I live in the Boston area and need to stay here). But, with no exaggeration, I have no time to study right now. I am busy all day with my kids, and so tired since I haven't had a full night's sleep in YEARS. My baby wakes up usually around 4am - I feed him and go back to sleep until he wakes me up again, and then start the day. I am so desperate that I am contemplating studying at that time, maybe 4:30 until 7:30 everday, but I know I will be exhausted and grumpy. I know that nothing worthwhile is easy, believe me, but my question is, can I achieve the score I want (170+) in two months? Has anyone else done this?
This really is important to me. I am not going into law just for the money, but with 5 kids the salary a Biglaw attorney earns would be welcomed. I know I can do it, but can I do it in 2 months? I could use some encouragement!