I don't know if the original poster still reads this forum or not. BUT...I just finished my first year of law school and want to encourage all "non-traditionals" to give it a try. I wound up in the top 8% of my class and am 33 with twin boys. You can't think that life (kids, house, etc.) will hold you back. I believe non-traditionals have an advantage simply because the non-traditionals appreciate the experience and understand the dedication required. If law school is your dream, go for it, work hard, and don't let fear of failure hold you back!