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She Earned a Law Degree Despite Five Children. Get Guinness on the Phone.
IT HAS BECOME A WARM TRADITION. Some graduates march up to receive their diplomas
with one, sometimes two of their children in tow.
“I have been trying to balance work and family most of my adult life so the stress of law school felt kind of familiar,” says Yonina, whose sons and daughters ranged in age from 10 to two months when she graduated in May.
Yonina, a former schoolteacher, acknowledges that parenting that many children while going to law school presented challenges, but also provided benefits. She distinctly remembers one pitfall of parenthood. It came during her first year. A professor called on her as she walked into class late, delayed by a tardy babysitter. But, on another occasion, the pluses were apparent, as when a professor led a discussion in torts class on the value of car seats. Who could understand the issue better than the mother of four children strapped into a minivan?
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