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oleg1244

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Working Full time and going to law school part time
« on: November 01, 2010, 03:16:38 AM »
hello all,
I was wondering who here works full-time and goes to law school part-time. Please tell me how manageable it is.

Thanks
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Hamilton

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Re: Working Full time and going to law school part time
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010, 08:41:10 AM »
I've done it - totally manageable if limit to no more than 9-12 credits/term.  Must give up anything resembling a social life and if you have a family, they will suffer b/c you will not be available or stressed out for the family-related activities.  Entire family burden will shift to your spouse.  IMO, not worth it if you have children at home.

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Re: Working Full time and going to law school part time
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2010, 02:53:11 PM »
I agree.  I work full time and have been taking an average of 10-12 credits/semester.  It is manageable, but you have to stay focused.  If you get into a rhythm and start to relax, you could run into trouble.  Explain to friends & family at the outset that they will not see you for the next 4 years except during breaks between semesters.  The good thing is it teaches you discipline and excellent organization.