The people with whom I work have known I'm headed to law school for over a year. I studied for the LSAT over my lunch breaks, and I wasn't worried about letting people know what I was up to for 35 minutes every day at noon. I think it depends on your job situation. Every situation is different. You should give at least two weeks notice, but it might be good to give more than that in some jobs. I would say that it would be an extremely unusual situation (like mine) where giving more than 6 weeks would be a good idea. You don't want to feel like a lame duck employee.That said, they're already hiring my replacement, and I'm not planning to leave until mid-July! It'll be a little awkward to share my job with another person for at least 6 weeks, but it's just the way it is. I've gotten really great support and advice from my colleagues throughout this whole process, so this is a small price to pay.And, I can't wait to be outta' here! I like my job, but I'm really excited for this change.
My current boss hired me after I called him to ask for a LOR (he had been my boss at a previous position.) He still wrote the LOR. After I made my decision, which requires me to move out of city, his response was "No problem, you'll be our San Antonio office. We'll help you move and see if you can work some during school."I don't know how realistic it is for me to work during 1L, or if I want to be "obligated" to work for them during summers, but it's nice of them to offer.