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Kids in Law

Juggling classes, study sessions, papers, and exams seems plenty for a law student's day--but this year one of the largest groups of students ever has the added challenges of nighttime feedings, day care dilemmas, and the demands of parenting for the first time. Some hoped that law school might offer a flexible schedule allowing them more time with their child. Many felt that they knew how to get the education they wanted here without delaying or sacrificing the development of their personal lives and the decision to start a family. But with the decision came adjustments. With the support of student groups such as Parents at Law School and the Couples Association, as well as administrative offices, faculty, friends, and family, law school parents have found ways to make it work.

group photo(From left) Michael Whamond '01, his wife, Mary-Courtney, and 5-month-old Patrick; Ali Bers '01, cochair of Parents at Law School (PALS), a student group that advocates for Law School parents, with 8-month-old Michael; Emel Wadhwani '01, cochair of PALS, with 18-month-old Kenan; Michael Dimino '01, his wife, Laura, and 13-month-old Michael Jr. at the Hark Box Café on a rainy Friday.

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