- Feb 11, 2009
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You're spot on with both of these answers. I make a pretty good living but still need some loans to help afford the cost of tuition. It's approximately $25k/yr on a part time track. I don't think it would be possible to work full time and be a full time student. I know that most law schools make you sign something in your first year if you're full time, limiting the number of hours you can work. And then it's an honor code violation if you're caught lying.Most are on loans to pay for everything.
Unless you are independently wealthy, or saved a lot of money in a career before hand, the costs are so much that it is difficult to put one's self through a law school.
However, some schools are more designed for part-timers than others.
Yes, but you'd likely be part time as taking a full-credit load while having a career is exceptionally difficult.
Part-time is a good avenue if you have a good job already. Many do it.
It takes longer but if you're already making good money it is fine.
@MGMT A part time track takes about 4 years. If you hustle and enroll during the summers, you can get out in pretty close to 3 years, which is what I'm doing. Going year round is a bit of a downer, but it'll be worth it once I've graduated.