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VREBEL

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Family Life

Postby VREBEL » Tue May 22, 2012 4:51 pm

My plan is to hopefully be accepted into the part-time night program
at Denver University for Fall 2013!

I have a child who is currently 1 and I am not married but I do have parents and family that would be more than willing to help me out. I would also need to continue working full-time during the day at a law firm.

Has anyone else been able to go to law school part-time, work full-time and be able to be a good parent and spend time with their children? I would like any advise or stories from law school parents.

K9lover

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Re: Family Life

Postby K9lover » Sun May 27, 2012 10:06 pm

Totally possible. I have several children, attend a T1 full time trad. program and am graduating early. When you are a parent you learn to schedule your time so well that you learn to be very efficient in law school. Some of the late nights have been a challenge, but if you are doing an evening program and your parents can help out, you should be fine. PM me if you want any further advice!

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nygrrrl

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Re: Family Life

Postby nygrrrl » Sun May 27, 2012 10:15 pm

I work full time, am in a PT/Evening program and have kids. It's not easy, but it's do-able. PM me for specifics.

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JaLeCa

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Re: Family Life

Postby JaLeCa » Mon May 28, 2012 2:05 am

I've done it as well, but had to make some major sacrifices.

jim-green

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Re: Family Life

Postby jim-green » Mon May 28, 2012 9:16 am

What are some of the sacrifices?
Thanks,
Jim

JaLeCa wrote:I've done it as well, but had to make some major sacrifices.

portaprokoss

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Re: Family Life

Postby portaprokoss » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:34 pm

Are you a single parent?

jim-green

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Re: Family Life

Postby jim-green » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:08 am

Nope, I have a wife and kid.
portaprokoss wrote:Are you a single parent?



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