Originally Posted by PretzelBaker
also it seems like the law students on here are taking the 4 year path. is it worth the extra cost? do you think it's necessary?
i really want to become a lawyer but i just don't know if i can leave my baby in daycare and juggle it all...
I think the 4 year program has given me enough "breathing room" to manage. It is mainly a night program. I had dd after my 2nd year so it has been a slow process. But that also meant I got one "extra" summer to intern, since last summer I didnt want to work at 9 mo pg.
Also, the students in the evening program are way more relaxed and mature than the day students (IMO). I took a couple of day classes this year to minimize the time I was on campus. The evening students generally work and have families so they are less likely to make you look bad in class if you give a wrong (or less than right) answer. Law school can be a nasty, competitive, dog eat dog kind of place.
The extra cost is really the cost of living for the extra year in school, since you end up with the same number of credits to finish.
PS - Love all the anthopology talk - that was my undergrad major and my first love!!!