SwollenMonkey wrote:blhoward2 wrote:SwollenMonkey wrote:Isn't the very fact that I am in law school (or will be) indicative that I am looking for work?
No, the opposite. The ABA prohibits you from working X many hours and prefers you work none. Most people don't work during the year. Unemployment is designed to tide people over while they find a new job they are already qualified for. no support them while they gain new skills.
It really depends on the state, when I was on unemployment, I did not have to look for a job because I was a full time student, and once school finished I had to look for a job. But it is a little backwards, you can still collect checks if you find a job where you can't work more than 20 hours a week, but I know some people who work a job and make sure they work 19 hours so they can collect the check. It is an easy system to take advantage of. . .
long story short, l would suggest looking into it, it may be worth your time