Hello,

Can anyone share their experiences with law school in terms of the numbers of hours spent studying? If possible, I would like to contain my courses/studying in the 8-6pm window so that I may spend time with my family. Exceptions, of course, for exam studying, papers, etc.

Also, what kind of time commitment should I expect for those first years working for a firm? I know this can differ dramatically based on the field and size of firm, but are most small-to-medium firms pounding their new recruits for 60+ hours including weekends?

I'm already working 55+ hour weeks regularly...I am just trying to figure out how much more of my free time I can expect to lose.

Thanks!

Can anyone share their experiences with law school in terms of the numbers of hours spent studying? If possible, I would like to contain my courses/studying in the 8-6pm window so that I may spend time with my family. Exceptions, of course, for exam studying, papers, etc.

Also, what kind of time commitment should I expect for those first years working for a firm? I know this can differ dramatically based on the field and size of firm, but are most small-to-medium firms pounding their new recruits for 60+ hours including weekends?

I'm already working 55+ hour weeks regularly...I am just trying to figure out how much more of my free time I can expect to lose.

Thanks!