Should I Go Back to School and Become a Lawyer?

Across the country there are 69 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association that offer part-time programs -- evening or weekend classes -- and normally require four years to complete. Approximately 1 in 10 graduates from ABA-approved schools attended a part-time law program, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In 2018, about 11,000 students of the 111,561 total J.D. students in the U.S. were enrolled part time, which allowed them to meet -- or attempt to meet -- their obligations to their employers and families.

While these schools boast about

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