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Thanks for weighing in, and providing more accurate information so that others will understand law school - even part time - isn't a 1 day a week thing. Yes, I have researched the part time schools within a 5-hour radius, and yes, they require classes 4 evenings a week. That would require that I at a minimum get a little apartment and live away from my family during tthe weeks (and give part of the weekend to commuting home). That's not feasible. I have, however, committed to this journey and will proceed. I agree, we all make the choices we need to within our own contexts. Frankly, I wouldn't have chosen to go to law school at 22 - and at the end of my Ph.D. (which I earned at 26) I was DONE with school. Three more years at that point would have been a disaster, and I didn't need or want a law degree then. Funny how life ebbs and shifts. What will law schools do with millenials who have multiple careers in a lifetime? Is law (or maybe medicine too) the last of the dinosaur professions where the majority enter as young people and stay until they retire? I doubt it, and I sincerely hope that law wakes up and recognizes that reality is changing. I wonder if there are stats...

Current Law Students / How do YOU study?
« on: September 08, 2015, 07:16:26 AM »
So last night I THINK I had a brainstorm. I decided to do the following, in this order:

1. read the hornbook
2. read the cases
3. brief the cases
4. copy and paste the rule statements I developed in the cases into a rule statements doc
5. listen to the lecture
6. Update my outline
7. Make flash cards from the outline

Thoughts? What am I missing?

As a non-traditional student (with a Ph.D) pursuing an online law degree due to the need to (1) keep working my day job - my own company; and (2) not drive 4+ hours one way to the nearest part-time law program, I'd like to chime in. It seems that if I pass the California Bar, then that ought to answer all questions about my abilities to practice law in any state, not just CA. In my home state of FL, the Bar requires practice in another state for 10 (count 'em) years before I can even petition the board to graciously allow me to sit for the exam (by which time, quite frankly, I expect I'll have forgotten much of whatever law I don't end up practicing). But perhaps that is the point.

It is VERY hard to learn the law by video lectures, online chats and the reading, briefing, etc. I am envious of those of you who have other options. I do not. And I do wish the ABA would recognize that there are many parts of the country where, if you are not 22 and unemployed, online is your only option.

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