katjust wrote:If you are single parent with a young child get a job and don't go to law school.
If you are seriously considering this just sign away your parental rights and leave the child with the person who really wants to take on the responsibility.
This is ridiculous. Wanting to get an education as a single mother is not irresponsible. In fact, it sets the example for one's child that education is important.
That being said, I am also a single mother, and have been all the way through undergrad. My daughter is now 9. I worked 30+ hours per week, went to school (not online) and still spent quality time with my daughter, took her to Karate and Dance classes, and even joined the goofy PTA. I plan on going to law school in the fall, and I plan on keeping my daughter with me.
My point is, it's not impossible. Yes, I am limited to schools in my state because her father lives here and taking her too far from him would be unfair. But I'm determined to do both.
Maybe my situation is a little easier than OP's now because my daughter is school aged and can attend the afterschool program (they charge according to income) leaving me free to attend classes and study during the day. So, perhaps a reasonable solution for mom's with younger kids is waiting till they start kindergarten to go to law school. Then child care won't be as much of an issue.