Hey there ballbag, at least a good portion of the night students have already proved themselves in the "real" world and many are sucessful in there careers but just looking for the edge that a law degree can give them. The same could be said for Day STudents because there are quite a few that have done nothing but attend school for the past 22 years. In hiring someone fresh out of law school, most employers would love to see some actual work experience instead of a professional student.
Thanks for proving my point. I went through night school throughout undergrad, and I personally know quite a few in law school now. Generally speaking, they all lack the capacity to carry on a conversation without boring the class with there "at my job we do it this way..., that not what its like in the real world..., ohhh the how hard I have it..." stories, as if they on a monopoly on adversity in life. Guess what, no wants to hear your life story every week.
The fact that you have all sorts of real world experience that employers are going to drool over is great, but do me a favor an keep it to your self. If someone were to go around telling everyone that employers are going to love them because they are on law review and or the top ten percent of their class, you would think they are a feminine hygiene product.
Likewise, telling everyone how much money you are making during law school, maxing out your 401(k) and what have you, is about as cool as a trust fund baby bragging about his new 500 CLK. It may you feel good to hear yourself, but everyone else wants to puke. Be proud of you accomplishments, and shut up.
Moreover, you can be proud of the fact that you raise a family, and work, and go to law school, but keep it to yourself. Everyone has their own problems they need to deal with, be it work, a sick family member, or who knows what. Everyone has problems; most people just don't have the need to tell people everyday.
I know there are people like this in day sections too, it just seems for concentrated and visible at night school.
On a more practical note, the differing schedules for night students out side of school makes it hard to coordinate study time and stuff. (hence my ballbag worthy comment “the students” being the problem). Also, office hours for profs are usually by appointment at night, so you can’t just drop in.
As far as classes, at my brother’s school, the day students usually make up about have the evening classes, because they always offer the major electives at night.
Generally, stuff like career services and the registrar only have one night a week they are open late, which can be a pain.