law school to community college professor?

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law school to community college professor?

Postby floatingslacker » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:47 pm

why don't people with jd's who can't find jobs work as community college professors to start chipping away at the debt? is it hard to get that position without a jsd?

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Re: law school to community college professor?

Postby starstruck393 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:49 pm

You'd be surprised how hard it is to get a job as a community college professor

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Re: law school to community college professor?

Postby SteelReserve » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:24 pm

Imagine a guy with a law degree going to a community college asking for a job.

School: "well we really need some physics/biology and advanced mathematics professors right now"

JD: "oh well I was hoping I could teach Law and Society or some other fluff"

School: "Here's the door, have a great holiday season!"

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Re: law school to community college professor?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:01 pm

I actually know someone that taught CC part-time with a JD because they couldn't find other work. They also had a Master's in another field so that probably helped. Even if you could get a job teaching at CC or a local university, you will be paid a pittance anyway because you won't be tenured faculty or permanent teaching staff. You won't be chipping away much of the debt with what you'd be making.

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Re: law school to community college professor?

Postby savesthedayajb » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:15 pm

I had a CC professor who had his JD and never practiced law because he liked teaching at the CC. He was the debate team coach. But for some reason he always paid his state bar dues.

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