If you take more than one year off, the law school will more than likely release you, meaning force you to withdraw. Than according to the ABA you have to sit out of law school 2 years, sometimes 3 for some schools, but you can look it up. When and if, you decide to go back, I am one of the few I am sure, then you will more than likely have to get a letter of good standing from your prior law school, so you will have to petition the readmittance board for the letter which will allow you to reapply at that school or at others. Make sure to get the letter in advance before you apply, it took me like a month to get mine from the prior school. Did I answer everything oh yeah, it sucks, I completed my 1l year at prior school, but now have to restart from scratch...which if your grades weren't like top 10 percent you should not feel bad about anyways because you will have another hance to do much better, plus you will know the routine. If you have to leave law school for the two years, get your paralegal certification from an ABA approved school, check community colleges first before dishing out a wad of money. When you reapply law schools will really see that you are focused on the law and be willing to accept you more than likely, trust me, what you are experienced I have lived. If you can stay in school.