You might post this on the AskAdmissionsConsultants thread. This is a good question, I have seen in industry period that employers are sometimes hesitant to hire people who have been out of the work force for a long period of time. That said, in the case of traditional LS students/grads, law firms may be used to hiring people who were never really part of the work force to begin with. ?
good school + good grades = probably not a problemthis site: http://ms-jd.org/might be of interest to you--you might want to contact them with your questions.
FWIW. one of my mentors is a senior partner at a Biglaw firm. When we last chatted, he told me that firms will be very interested in hiring me because I'm not going to leave to raise children or want the "mommy track." (I'll be 40 this fall; 43 when I graduate with my JD; my kids are now 17 and 10).The conventional wisdom among his partners was that many of the women coming out of LS were highly talented and while they loved hiring them, they also feared losing them a few years later when they leave or reduce their schedule. The fact that this would not be an issue with me is a huge bonus .... all of the talent, none of the risk.(also goes to show how family-UNfriendly law still is)