« on: May 15, 2006, 01:59:41 PM »
The school I'm attending graduates the part-time students in 3.5 years too. They just take classes over the summers- a good option for sure!
I decided for full-time in the end because I want to have a "real" law school experience. I want to work full-time during the summer like the other students do, and in our situation, I will be able to spend MORE time with my family if I go during the day
ditto ditto ditto
The family thing seemed obvious to me early on - if I worked 40 hrs, then went to school, there would be no time for them. The other stuff was real important too. I'm going way in debt here; I'm going to need at least a decent job when I get out; if not biglaw, well then at least with a medium sized firm at what, 70-80K per year? I'm just not sure how I'd put myself into that sort of job as a part time student. I figured I'd need the full time experience - summer associate job and all that - to get where I need to be financially. Of course, the best i could do was 4th tier, so I'm probably going to have to end up top 10% to make all that happen. If it is apparent after the first year that I'm not going to be at the top of my class, I may have to switch to PT, for financial reasons.