I'm in my third of four years going PT, also did 1 year fulltime getting my LLM/MLS (so 4 years in law school thus far). I don't work FT, maybe not even really part-time, I only work about 40 hours a month on my small biz, but I clerk on top of that anouther 40 hours a month. However, many of my classmates work FT plus have families. Everyone at the top of my class works FT, most have at least 1 kid too. It can be done, how well you do it depends on how well you manage your time. The people who are the best at it are the best time manangers I have ever seen. They still take vacations and trips as well to work and do law school, things I don't do, and still do really well.
Thanks for your perspective Matthies. I'm married and have two small kids so I'm worried about being able to spend quality time with them. I did the part-time school, full-time work thing recently to finish my UG, and while it was totally doable with good time-management, I figure that it will be that much harder with law school. I also know someone with a small family who did PT law school, FT work, was near the top of his class, law review, etc., but wasn't home that much at all. I know there's a balance. Just a lot to consider. Thanks again for the good info.