Anonymous User wrote: A. Nony Mouse wrote: Anonymous User wrote: Fed_Atty wrote:
Mbear5 wrote:Is it true that certain firms will offer to pay off your law school loans if you commit to working for them for a certain amount of time? If so, how does one negotiate this? Thanks.
Hamlin Hamlin and McGill will, in certain cases, particularly if you are already working there in a non legal capacity. Schweikart and Cokely offers it as an incentive for certain laterals.
My current boss has a family friend who went to Penn and they claimed that the firm he is currently working tabled that as option which is why he chose to work there ultimately. Thank you for the attempted trolling though.
I think this used to be a thing and is very rare to nonexistent now. You would also have to be working for the firm already.
I have heard that some firms (not sure which) will still help subsidize law school for some of their patent agents. Granted that this is completely anecdotal and I have no idea of the specifics. Just heard that a friend's boyfriend was a patent agent in Boston and was presented with the option ~4-5 years ago.
As a patent agent, yes, there are firms that will pay your tuition when you're already working for the firm (or if you're an attractive lateral hire already in school). A lot of them have catches, though, so just because a firm says "we pay for your law school tuition," doesn't mean they pay for everything (some don't pay for books, some make you pay the tax on the amount they pay for your tuition, so you'll effectively be paying for half your tuition, some will pay for everything but may require you to work at the firm for several years to "work off" the amount of the tuition they paid for you, etc.); if that's something you really want, see if you can ask anyone in your graduating class who's already working at the firm in some capacity what they have to do to get their tuition paid.
I don't know of a firm that would pay off your loans if their first interaction with you is as an associate hire.