1L Summer: How to be a judicial extern & still pay the bills

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caligirl8
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1L Summer: How to be a judicial extern & still pay the bills

Postby caligirl8 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:05 pm

Hi! I'm curious as to how people make ends meet their 1L summer working as a judicial extern or any position that doesn't come with $ (which is pretty much most of them). Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: 1L Summer: How to be a judicial extern & still pay the bills

Postby Kratos » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:40 pm

caligirl8 wrote:Hi! I'm curious as to how people make ends meet their 1L summer working as a judicial extern or any position that doesn't come with $ (which is pretty much most of them). Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

save loan money during the school year

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Re: 1L Summer: How to be a judicial extern & still pay the bills

Postby KM2016 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:53 pm

Kratos wrote:
caligirl8 wrote:Hi! I'm curious as to how people make ends meet their 1L summer working as a judicial extern or any position that doesn't come with $ (which is pretty much most of them). Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

save loan money during the school year


TCR; start saving!

Some schools also have programs that will pay you something like $10/hour if you work for a judge, but I believe the heavy majority of schools only have this program for students who work in PI or for the government.

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Re: 1L Summer: How to be a judicial extern & still pay the bills

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:14 pm

Do it as an externship for credit so you can take out additional loans.

(Not saying this is ideal, but it's what a lot of people I knew did.)

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Re: 1L Summer: How to be a judicial extern & still pay the bills

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:30 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:Do it as an externship for credit so you can take out additional loans.

(Not saying this is ideal, but it's what a lot of people I knew did.)


Yeah this.

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Re: 1L Summer: How to be a judicial extern & still pay the bills

Postby caligirl8 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:44 pm

NotMyRealName09 wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:Do it as an externship for credit so you can take out additional loans.

(Not saying this is ideal, but it's what a lot of people I knew did.)


Yeah this.


It's possible to extern for credit over the summer? I haven't heard about this before.

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Re: 1L Summer: How to be a judicial extern & still pay the bills

Postby BVest » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:44 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:Do it as an externship for credit so you can take out additional loans.

(Not saying this is ideal, but it's what a lot of people I knew did.)


Plus 3-4 hours that you don't have to do during 3L.

caligirl8 wrote:
It's possible to extern for credit over the summer? I haven't heard about this before.


Most places. Check your school's summer course schedule.

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Re: 1L Summer: How to be a judicial extern & still pay the bills

Postby ymmv » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:58 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:Do it as an externship for credit so you can take out additional loans.

(Not saying this is ideal, but it's what a lot of people I knew did.)


Alternatively, use your school's additional laptop loan allocation ($3,000 at mine) if you have not already.

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Re: 1L Summer: How to be a judicial extern & still pay the bills

Postby 2014 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:20 pm

Most people I knew did an RA job on the side (remotely if the judge was out of your law school city and the professor was chill)

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Re: 1L Summer: How to be a judicial extern & still pay the bills

Postby cookiejar1 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:23 pm

I did something similar (externship class) and took another summer class for 7 credits/units which is awesome because I can take a lightened workload now.

My school also graded my summer class + externship seminar and so if you're gunning for a clerkship 7 units of a guaranteed A/A+ makes taking out the loans hurt much, much less.




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