I was looking at some of the first week assignments for those classes from the summer term. Most of them were between 30-60 pages requiring notes and case reviews or briefs. Is 40 hours realistically what I am likely to spend reading and working on those kinds of assignments for those classes? I'm trying not to sound afraid of the work load, though it is intimidating to me, but I'm really concerned about how much time I can give to my family during that span. I'm a fairly quick study I think and I have a lot of friends/colleagues who are practicing attorneys that have offered to help me. I guess what I'm asking is can you balance the demands of law school, even part-time programs, against the role of a new husband/father, even though your fiance/wife is very supportive of this endeavor? Any advice from anyone who has done this is greatly appreciated.
I'm not in a position to give you any helpful advice, but I simply want to wish you the best of luck. As a former teacher myself, I appreciate your desire to become a lawyer, and I appreciate the time you're putting into researching whether law school will fit with a wife and a kid. Keep your chin up, read these boards with a gallon of salt, and good luck.