At the University of St. Thomas School of Law we have students who come from all walks of life. Many are coming to Law School straight from undergrad, but many have delayed their entry to law school to work, volunteer or even start a family. We also have students where attending law school will launch their second career. Each student brings their own unique perspective and life experiences.
Amongst the hustle and bustle of running to class and studying for exams, you may find a stroller. If you take a peek inside the stroller, you will find the cute, bubbly and smiling face of Baby 1L. You can’t help but smile back. Baby 1L’s mother is a current first year student and dad works full time. Finding time to spend together is a challenge, so part of family time is spent here on campus. It is not unusual to find Baby 1L and his parents attending Mass or listening to one of the various speakers over the lunch hour.
Finding a balance between law school and family is definitely a challenge for any student. However, having a community where families are embraced makes the transition just a bit easier. Plus, there is never a shortage of ready & willing babysitters.