soonergirl wrote:I have a question for you 1 and 2Ls. I've got a family and so I'm trying to figure out how to juggle everything. How much time do you spend on campus each day? I've heard people from some schools tell me you practically live at the law school, and obviously that's not ideal for someone in my position.
Like Esc mentioned, you don't need to be at campus outside of actual classes. I study primarily at home because 1) I'm most comfortable here, and 2) it allows me to see my 3 girls during my breaks. BUT, I see them much less than I would prefer. For me, it's actually not so much juggling as simply cutting out family time to make time for law school. Other parents may have a different perspective, but for me, there's simply no way I could juggle, in the sense that I could have quality time with both. So I have chosen to focus on school, at least the first year. It sucks but it's a trade-off. Just keep in mind: law school, at least good grades, requires a significant amount of work. Once you get started and figure out the pace, you'll be able to decide exactly how you want to strategize. As long as you come up with something [i.e. take the task seriously] you'll be fine.