How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

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dr3dful1
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How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby dr3dful1 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:44 pm

I am interested in how law students you know or heard of making money while in school. Do any represent clients before graduation, are they waiter? etc.....


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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby randyn » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:49 pm

Helmholtz wrote:http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2008/12/university_of_michigan_profess_2.html



lmao

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:51 pm

The student told police she was advertising sex acts online via Craigslist to help pay tuition costs.


OP, that's you in a couple years.

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby iminlstrick » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:58 pm

babysitting for rich people. done.

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby Cane26 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:10 pm

you don't you just keep spiraling farther and farther into debt.

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby Anonymous Loser » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:30 pm

dr3dful1 wrote:I am interested in how law students you know or heard of making money while in school. Do any represent clients before graduation, are they waiter? etc.....

:shock:

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby catharsis » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:39 pm

i was also curious as to how people can survive financially during the three years

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:41 pm

catharsis wrote:i was also curious as to how people can survive financially during the three years


It's called budgeting your financial aid correctly.

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby Cavalier » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:42 pm

Unless you live extravagantly you can borrow enough through Stafford and Grad Plus to get you through three years of law school.

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby Matthies » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:52 pm

Depending on how much time you have you can usually get some contract work in 2L and 3L. Several of my classmates clerked 3L even though they were fulltime ( I was part-time and clerked as well). Your CSO office will probably have listing for firms looking for PT or FT clerking from law students. Also you can contract with solo or small firms to do stuff like legal research, write memos, briefs etc. Going rate around here for a law clerk is $20-25 an hour for most positions. You can also work at the law school like in the library, I had a classmate who did that and said it was pretty cushy as no one ever asked about books anymore since we all had lexis/westlaw, he just did his reading most of the time (although that might be reserved for “work study” not sure, but I think it was like $12 an hour)

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby chipmunk » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:07 pm

Research Assistant -- the going rate is $12-15/hr. if you don't do it for credit. This also helps for clerkship applications (faculty recommendation) and looks nice on your resume. I was an RA over 1L summer for extra $$ and will probably pick it up again after the craziness of 2L Fall subsides.

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby rayiner » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:13 pm

Hooking.

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby js87 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:29 pm

If you did well on the LSAT and you go to law school on the same campus as an undergrad, you could tutor the LSAT and charge $20-40/hr.

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:37 pm

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby Lyov Myshkin » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:38 pm

js87 wrote:$20-40/hr.


really? seems kinda low.

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby rayiner » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:39 pm

I forgot about this thread, and was going to post "hooking", but I realized I already did it. :oops:

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby Reinhardt » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:41 pm

Teaching the LSAT...and any other part time work. Online poker is probably popular.

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby TTH » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:29 am

Have an SO with a full-time job. :D

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby The Zeppelin » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:51 am

TipTravHoot wrote:Have an SO with a full-time job. :D

+1

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby basheerksk » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:56 am

mod edit: SPAM

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:01 pm

I work part time at a patent firm

But most people don't work. ESP not 1L. I'm just masochistic and love going out to eat

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby hairbear7 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:27 pm

basheerksk wrote:Hi there!

There are lots of ways to earn money at spare time without affecting your studying activities. I think without wasting your time, i would suggest reading a blog post college students to do online jobs in order to get some ideas and suggestions.


Years later

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Re: How do Law Students Earn Money in School?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:11 am

Yeah, don't necro old threads.




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