Hi there,This is a question for the female law students. I'm wondering if any of you has thought of whether or not you plan to have a family (i.e., kids) at some point early on in your law career and if so, do you plan to continue working full-time once you've had a baby, or do you intend to quit, or work part-time, or what?I want to attend law school and become a lawyer, but I also want to have children sometime in my late 20s and I want to be there for them (i.e., not hand them off to a nanny to raise), so I'm not sure how to reconcile this...Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!
Hi, first let me say that I think it's great that you want to have a career and a family. Personally, I want to adopt, so, it will be easier for me.I think you may want to think about the type of law you want to practice. And, I think a small firm would be more to your liking than a large firm. I could be wrong, but a small firm might be more of a family atmosphere that would be understanding. Also, doing Wills and Trusts, or Contracts might be a more flexible schedule. Since, I am going to be in my first year myself, I could be making wrong assumptions; however, I think the basis of what I'm saying is true, which is you should think about practicing the type of law that will enable you to live the family life you want to lead.Good luck!
Well, James, I think that the whole point here is that we are pushing the envelop on traditional masculine and feminine boundaries.
A stay at home husband? How...masculine.
You know, that's true. Some men just ooze masculinity. I used to be in the theatre, and the real men could be in full 17th Century regalia (that would include tights and heels- think Captain Hook) and still just seem so comfortably... male.
Quote from: James on August 09, 2005, 06:18:03 AMA stay at home husband? How...masculine.hmmmm, how can I say this... Masculinity is something you just have, not something you can aquire by having the right job, clothes etc. That said, my husband is a contractor who has owned his own business since he got out of school for carpentry 16 years ago and he's sick and tired of the bs. He hopes to transition into working at home with custom carpentry peices. Plus, men seem so much more masculine when they are holding a tiny baby in their arms; I think it's the contrast.