« on: April 15, 2005, 11:07:45 AM »
I have a baby under one year of age. I decided to wait until he was two and go for law in fall of 2006. Then the option is to go part-time work and part-time school if I want to ever see my baby. I would say have the baby first and see how u manage full-time work and the baby before adding law school to the mix. Anotehr option is just attend school part-time and not work at all and put your baby in part-time daycare so u will have time to study. I thought about going to work full-time and school part-time with a baby. Once you have a child and you are gone 40 + hours on the job and then you are gone about 3 or 4 hours four nights a week, you will not see much of your child. He will be asleep when u are home and I hvent even included study time into the mix. Realistically, if you just want to have an offspring and have someone else in the family do most of the upbringing, then it is feasible. If you think you will become sad that you never see your baby while other mothers out there are spending time with their kids, then rethink it. There really is no trued ideal way ...you do what works for you and your family. I just think you will ahve a better idea of what to do if you have the baby first and then decide if you want to do law school/work fulltime. Some would say working full-time andhaving ababy is crazy enough.