Question about Part Time Program vs Full Time Program

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Question about Part Time Program vs Full Time Program

Postby lawschool111 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:24 am

Hello Everyone,

Here is a situation that I am in and I wanted to see if people would be kind enough to give me their advice or insight:

I recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business with a B.S. in Administration. I just landed a job as a Financial Advisor at a prominent wealth management firm; however, I have always had aspirations of going to law school and becoming a corporate lawyer.

I will be paying for law school on my own, and since I have already established my own practice I think it would be ideal for me to enter a part-time program instead of a full-time program.

My main concern, or rather question, is will attending a part-time program make it more difficult for me to get a job at a big firm, as opposed to attending a full-time program? Will big firms be giving priority to full-time students, or do firms happen to have a bias against part-time students?

Also, hypothetically speaking, if I decide to leave or quit my job as a financial advisor, would I still be able to attend the part-time program?

There is always a possibility for me to switch from part-time to full-time after the first year.

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Re: Question about Part Time Program vs Full Time Program

Postby EvilClinton » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:27 am

There is definitely a preference for big firms to hire full-time students. Most of the reputable law schools do not have part-time programs. If you are serious about law you should go full time.

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