3-7 hours work during 1L?

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toppercentile
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3-7 hours work during 1L?

Postby toppercentile » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:32 am

Is 3-7 hours work during my 1L reasonable, or would it be unwise/stupid?

Also, is 1L the same as a 40, 50, 60, 70 hour work week?

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Re: 3-7 hours work during 1L?

Postby LoyolaLaw2012 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:39 am

Your 1L grades are critical for your immediate internship/job prospects. I would not risk any distractions.

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Re: 3-7 hours work during 1L?

Postby 270910 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:39 am

LoyolaLaw2012 wrote:Your 1L grades are critical for your immediate internship/job prospects. I would not risk any distractions.

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Re: 3-7 hours work during 1L?

Postby Aeroplane » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:48 am

toppercentile wrote:Is 3-7 hours work during my 1L reasonable, or would it be unwise/stupid?

Also, is 1L the same as a 40, 50, 60, 70 hour work week?

I worked 3-7 hrs/wk 2nd semester. It was fine my grades actually improved slightly.

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Re: 3-7 hours work during 1L?

Postby toppercentile » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:21 pm

LoyolaLaw2012 wrote:Your 1L grades are critical for your immediate internship/job prospects. I would not risk any distractions.


How much of a risk is 3-7 hours, in your opinion? BTW, I am used to very large and stressful workloads (60-70 hour weeks)

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Re: 3-7 hours work during 1L?

Postby LoyolaLaw2012 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:25 pm

toppercentile wrote:
LoyolaLaw2012 wrote:Your 1L grades are critical for your immediate internship/job prospects. I would not risk any distractions.


How much of a risk is 3-7 hours, in your opinion? BTW, I am used to very large and stressful workloads (60-70 hour weeks)


As the above poster said, it's possible. However, why would you want to risk any distractions? Do you absolutely need to work your first year?

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Re: 3-7 hours work during 1L?

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:12 pm

I have an off-and-on tutoring job I plan on keeping. It's anywhere from 20-40 bucks an hour, so even a few hours here or there would put a little extra coin in my pocket. The most I would ever consider is 10 hours/week though, and with being unable to commit to a set schedule this semester with them (it's ACT prep, so the classes have, for the most part, already begun or are beginning in the next week), I probably won't have a class to teach (with dedicated hours to put behind it) until late December/January. I may take some private tutoring work where I can though (that's the 40 bucks an hour stuff) and make some quick cash.

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Re: 3-7 hours work during 1L?

Postby toppercentile » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:24 pm

chicagolaw2013 wrote:I have an off-and-on tutoring job I plan on keeping. It's anywhere from 20-40 bucks an hour, so even a few hours here or there would put a little extra coin in my pocket. The most I would ever consider is 10 hours/week though, and with being unable to commit to a set schedule this semester with them (it's ACT prep, so the classes have, for the most part, already begun or are beginning in the next week), I probably won't have a class to teach (with dedicated hours to put behind it) until late December/January. I may take some private tutoring work where I can though (that's the 40 bucks an hour stuff) and make some quick cash.


Did you do this during your first semester of LS too?

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Re: 3-7 hours work during 1L?

Postby PKSebben » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:26 pm

6-7 hours is fine but those hours must come out of your fun time.

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Re: 3-7 hours work during 1L?

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:36 pm

toppercentile wrote:
chicagolaw2013 wrote:I have an off-and-on tutoring job I plan on keeping. It's anywhere from 20-40 bucks an hour, so even a few hours here or there would put a little extra coin in my pocket. The most I would ever consider is 10 hours/week though, and with being unable to commit to a set schedule this semester with them (it's ACT prep, so the classes have, for the most part, already begun or are beginning in the next week), I probably won't have a class to teach (with dedicated hours to put behind it) until late December/January. I may take some private tutoring work where I can though (that's the 40 bucks an hour stuff) and make some quick cash.


Did you do this during your first semester of LS too?


Starting this fall, was saying what I plan on doing.




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