bizzybone1313 wrote:Don't get a job until your done with the LSAT. You won't ever make a bigger mistake than if you do that. You will never do anything more important for your career than study for the LSAT.
This is an attitude that bothers me sometimes on TLS. Not all of us have the luxury of being able to live without a job by living at our parents' house or whatever. Not everyone on TLS comes from money. I know that a lot of people on here are fresh out of college or (a lot of times) still in it, but there are older members that have been in the working world for some time now. It's not realistic for people like that, especially if they have families to support, but even if they don't, to "study all day every day" for a test. Sometimes there ARE bigger things than the LSAT.
I'm 26-years-old (well, almost) and work 60+ hour weeks, and I definitely can relate to the OP. It's tough studying for the LSAT while working, especially if you have a high-pressure, drop-things-at-a-moment's-notice type of job, but I agree with the others who say that it can be done. It's tough, and I won't lie, my annoyance with the type of people I mentioned above is probably because I envy them. I have lots of bills to pay, so giving up my job isn't an option. Plus, I work at a good law firm, and I think burning bridges here just to study for the LSAT wouldn't be a good idea. That being said, it is nice to work at a law firm, since obviously people here more than at most companies can understand the need to take time off to study for the LSAT. Still, it's so much easier said than done when you feel like you're letting your team down by taking off work early (6 or 7pm is "early"), while others have to stay later than you doing work you could've been doing.
Honestly, I find that working a very intense job and studying for the LSAT is very tough, and sometimes I wish there were more threads on TLS addressing this. It seems that 99% of TLS is people in college or just leaving college now, and I guess that indicates the overall percentages age-wise who go to law school anyways, but I'm sure there are people who have a family PLUS a full-time job who think that I'm bitching about nothing here.
Still, like I said, I wish there were more threads on the LSAT Prep section about working full-time and studying for the LSAT. Hope I didn't mean to offend anyone, as I wasn't trying to do that, but just I get annoyed (and perhaps this is a sign of my own insecurity or bitterness) with people with little real-world experience dominating TLS and acting like they are superior to everyone else. Especially the whole bro culture on here, which nearly turned me against law school altogether.