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I am a mother and I am in law school... ask me anything

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#1 lawschoolbound2

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 06:37 PM


I see a number of posts from women anxious about getting into the field of law if they are planning on having kids in the future. I see questions about when is the "best" time to have kids, how to balance family and work life, what is the most flexible field to get into etc. 

I have two kids and am in 3L. started law school with a 1 year old and had a my second during law school. 

Ask me anything!

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#2 Bishop1234

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 01:57 PM

Thank-you for starting this topic. I have 2 children and will be starting law school next year with a 1 year old.
What were the biggest challenges you faced in your first year?
Did you work part-time while you were in school?

#3 AuriandFoxen

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 02:38 PM

I have gotten some advice to have my first child during school instead of after while I'm working/articling -- do you have any opinion on this?


Thank you for starting this topic. It's hard subject to broach with people.

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#4 krumb

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 06:53 PM

I'm a mother in law school as well. I have three kids -- they were 2,3, and 8 when I started. I'm in 3L now. It has been hard, but not impossible. i'm married to someone who is a very involved dad/partner, which probably accounts for the "not impossible" part.


I'm happy to answer questions too, but -- maybe not until after exams end next week. Three kids plus four exams = not much time for forum discussions.

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#5 whereverjustice

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 12:39 PM

I have two kids and am in 3L. started law school with a 1 year old and had a my second during law school. 


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#6 kurrika

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 01:44 PM

Am I some weird outlier? I don't let my kid watch any of those shows.

Am I one of those parents?

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#7 Quattro

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:01 PM

I'm a 1L with a 1 year old. My husband and I have started talking about siblings and trying for another but timing seems a huge impediment. For those that had babies during law school, how did you manage your course work and were you able to get accommodation from your school?