You can do it. Single moms are stronger than they realize. It all depends on how you plan to pursue law school. You don't have to spend ridiculous hours to get good grades and land a decent job. You'll be fine as long as you have a healthy school/life balance. I have children, and I've decided to just go for it. Once I get home from law school, that's my family's time, no law school work after a certain time until the children are off to bed. I plan to treat law school like a 9-5 job. The weekends are for my family. What gets done gets done, what doesn't get done, will have to wait until the next day. Balance is key! It makes no sense to have regrets on your death bed. If law school is what you want, then go for it. Jobs after law school are dependent on your ability to network. Grades do matter, but you also have to have a strong network, otherwise, you'll be one of the many jobless lawyers in the world. At the end of the day, make sure that a legal career is what you want, and that law school is what you are willing to commit to. Worse case scenario, consider going part time during the day. There are law schools that offer this as an option, and the reduction in course load might help you with striking the school/life balance that you need to make in law school, while also giving your child the time and attention he/she needs.