I'm a 1L this Fall and will turn 32 in Nov. I wasn't the best student in the past when it came to homework, and studying. I got good grades but I never needed the disciplne I suspect I will need for L.S.. So while I know my experience has prepared me mentally, and organizatin wise; I'm a little concerned about staying the course and hitting the books everyday.
I'm taking the advice of those who said treat it like a job. So I planed a 10 - 13 hour work day which should make everything easier. I've also calulated the cost at $69 per hour in class which I'm not interested in waisting F'ing around.
I don't fear the stress because I'm a war vet, and have experienced more stressful life and death type situations. If I get a B- I'm not really going to sweat it much. It will mean I have to change my after JD plans. I'm finishing L.S. no matter what, and I could care less about the debt. This is for me. Besides It's like buying a house that has the potential of over 100% return per year, can not be reposessed, and has small minimum payments ($50) for the note.