Evening Program - Work-Work balance


Anon4115
All,

I'm currently looking at a couple of part-time and full-time evening programs in New York City so I can qualify for the bar.

I'm an English corporate lawyer a few years into a very busy practice, so have no aversions to working my tail off. I've got a possible job offer as a clerk, which will pay the bills, but I'm wondering whether to go full-time (and have zero life) or part-time (and delay sitting the bar for a couple of months, which I'm not overly keen on).

Question is, though, considering the quite considerable similarities between English and New York law, is it feasible to nail down a full-time LL.M. here in the US while working full time? Has anyone attempted this or known anyone who has? In particular, has anyone done evening classes at Fordham or NYLS?

Rgds.

Anon.
All,

I'm currently looking at a couple of part-time and full-time evening programs in New York City so I can qualify for the bar.

I'm an English corporate lawyer a few years into a very busy practice, so have no aversions to working my tail off. I've got a possible job offer as a clerk, which will pay the bills, but I'm wondering whether to go full-time (and have zero life) or part-time (and delay sitting the bar for a couple of months, which I'm not overly keen on).

Question is, though, considering the quite considerable similarities between English and New York law, is it feasible to nail down a full-time LL.M. here in the US while working full time? Has anyone attempted this or known anyone who has? In particular, has anyone done evening classes at Fordham or NYLS?

Rgds.

Anon.

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I work with international LL.M. students at Widener in Delaware, and I've seen some of them do this attending part time. As a result, they take more than two semesters to complete the program. One of them even commuted from N.Y.C. down to Wilmington a couple of days per week, which boggles the mind, but he was very motivated and successful.

Our evening J.D. students max out at 11 credits per semester, and many of them have demanding jobs, some at law firms. I would expect an evening LL.M. student to face a similar limit, but perhaps 12 could be managed depending on how the courses are scheduled.

--Prof. Luce
I work with international LL.M. students at Widener in Delaware, and I've seen some of them do this attending part time. As a result, they take more than two semesters to complete the program. One of them even commuted from N.Y.C. down to Wilmington a couple of days per week, which boggles the mind, but he was very motivated and successful.

Our evening J.D. students max out at 11 credits per semester, and many of them have demanding jobs, some at law firms. I would expect an evening LL.M. student to face a similar limit, but perhaps 12 could be managed depending on how the courses are scheduled.

--Prof. Luce
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