plaintiff-appellee wrote:I entered law school at 30 with three children and just graduated. My advice is to set up weekly date nights when your time belongs only to your wife. The hardest thing for her may be the uncertainty of your schedule, i.e. not knowing when you will be home. Also, make sure the work you are doing in your first year is geared towards the final exams. Anything else is a waste of time. Good grades open doors.
Finally, I am not sure of the wisdom of working full-time while going to law school. I worked part-time (software development) for the first 5 months of school but quit after I realized that my former career had the potential to hamstring my new career. I am not familiar with part-time programs. How do you do a summer internship if you are working full-time?
I worked full time, went to class at night, made law review and graduated Coif (humble brag). Working and class can be done, but it requires a serious commitment.
I had to quit work after my third year in order to do my SA positions. My former employer was actually willing to accommodate 8 weeks off that summer, but I split between two big law firms for a total of 13 weeks, so I had to quit. Didn't work my final year of school, and we pulled the kids out of daycare.
I had at least one classmate who was able to do an SA position and return to his former employer in the fall. That classmate is going to join his summer firm after the bar.