Working while 1L feasible?

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tru
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Working while 1L feasible?

Postby tru » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:37 pm

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dbt
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Re: Working while 1L feasible?

Postby dbt » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:38 pm

Just see if you can take out $1500-2000 in loans.

Far too much rides on 1L grades to stretch yourself thin with working. Treat your classes like your job.

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RayFinkle
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Re: Working while 1L feasible?

Postby RayFinkle » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:40 pm

Agreed.

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Re: Working while 1L feasible?

Postby rando » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:55 pm

It can be done. I've known those who did well while working part time.

I wouldn't risk it.

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Re: Working while 1L feasible?

Postby kalvano » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:51 pm

Also, you can't work more than 20 hours a week and some schools make you agree to not work at all.

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Re: Working while 1L feasible?

Postby gwuorbust » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:36 pm

working (unless you are getting relevant experience and/or resume booster) is not worth it in LS. loan that shit.

*(of course obvious exceptions apply - like if you can be an iBankers PT then do it... ).

That being said, I may do an unpaid legal internship like 5-10 hours a week just to get experience and volunteer.

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Re: Working while 1L feasible?

Postby NewLobo » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:42 pm

kalvano wrote:Also, you can't work more than 20 hours a week and some schools make you agree to not work at all.

This.




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