Congratulations on the baby-on-the-way!As far as encouragement - I'd just like to echo the words about baby's first year. I'll be 30 when I start law school this coming year, and I have two kids. I love 'em both to death, but I am glad that our youngest will be close to one year old by the time I start school. Four years in, it's become obvious to me that parenthood will never be 'easy.' It is certainly rewarding. But the first year of a child's life can be particularly challenging, and your entire family will likely find itself in transition. If you were to take on law school and new parenthood at the same time, you could easily end up shortchanging yourself, your family, and your legal education all at once.So don't be discouraged. This year's LSAT score may have put you in good position to get a great start on both parenthood and your legal career.
For those of you that are currently working full time, but hope to go to law school how are you preparing for the LSAT? I was out of work for a few months from back surgery, and I got the brilliant idea that I should go to law school. I bought the Kaplan LSAT book, and started reading it and practicing. Mind you, it was difficult since pain killers tend to make you sleepy, but I tried, and found I enjoyed taking the practice tests. I never did get to the point of taking a real practice test with the set time limits, because I had to go back to work and haven't been back into my book since. (that was 4 years ago!) The desire is still there, although I've done a great job of convincing myself that I just need to stay in this job and pay my bills, and how will I do that if I'm in school?So, I am ready to get the heck out of a job I hate and am back to thinking about Law school.How are you guys studying if you are working full time, and have family obligations?I have no children, only pets that require a lot of my time to expel their energy, and then I'm tired too. I could make myself study for an hour or two every night, and I will once I finally make that decision this is what I'm meant to do. Any help on how you study for the test and work, and fulfill your family commitments is greatly appreciated!
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