Hi, I stay at home with my kids and my husband works full time. I have always wanted to study law and since I will be re-entering the work force in a few years, I'd like to take a shot at law school. The only problem is the time factor. My kids are 6 (first grade), 4(preschool - kindergarten full days next year) and 2.5 yr old twins (preschool starting fall 2006 2-3 mornings a week). It is a busy house. I'm looking at an evening program, 3 nights a week. Am I crazy? I won't be working while I go to school - I'll just be studying, and taking care of kids. My husband helps a lot after work and he is willing to help all he can. I have a 3.3 undergrad, and a 3.7 MBA. I know they don't really care about the MBA but it was at the same school I want to apply to (UConn). I am willing to study hard, but is this a viable option for me? I was considering teaching but it does not thrill me at all. Going to law school does thrill me, and I want to do something I feel fantastic about - not something I feel ho-hum about. When my twins go to kindergarten(in 3 more years) I would have all the kids in school so I could wait, and then do a part-time or full-time day program then. I do love reading about law (I loved my MBA law course and got a solid A) - I am thinking if I really love it then I can do it. Or is this just a pipe dream? I would love to hear others' thoughts. I know - as soon as you saw the word 'twins' you thought I was crazy!Also, how long do you need to study for the LSAT?Candice
crazy? yes. buti mean that in a good way! in my humble opinion, we need more people in their 30s-40s who are "crazy" enough to take on the challenges of ls. it sure will add welcome diversity to the classroom.
no kids, though does it count if i AM the one all my child-bearing mom-friends call at 2am when they are in desperate straits with their own children?hey. wait. am i being called out for giving advice to a mom when i have no kids of my own? (there was no offense meant at all, i actually meant to be supportive...more moms in law school! more moms in law school!)