AntiHuman wrote:OP here:
This thread has given me hope. Another final tomorrow and it's closed note/multiple choice. So stupid...this has absolute no correlation to how it is in real life. Should be open note/essays. I love certain subjects of law(criminal law/torts/some property)...but I hate how they do exams some times.
1. Just checked and my goal is actually not to fall in the bottom 10 percent(almost there) by the time graduation rolls around. I think I will also focus MOST of my attention on the BAR. I'll probably start studying in January for the July exam. Any tips or suggestions? Should I just read Barbri outlines? What else can I do? I know I am already screwed and can't salvage much from my last semester GPA wise. I will need to put 110 percent effort into the Bar. Second important thing after Bar prep is tapping into my connections and seeing who will give me a shot? Do I start working after the Bar or after I get licensed?
2. I am probably destined for a shitlaw job. However, I actually value time/flexibility over money, so I guess it worked out in the end? Luckily, I will have no debt at all coming out and I can afford to take a $15/hour job right after the Bar. I guess I'm not completely screwed due to the no debt thing. I'll take anything that pays that includes: criminal defense, personal injury, family law, real estate law(really want to flip homes/rent property out in the far future to make income on the side...might be helpful to get into real estate law?), TWE...Can I pick 2-3 of these or only focus on one practice area?
3. Just curious, what are standard shitlaw job salaries? I am hoping for 40K+ coming out of law school. I also want a job with a lot of financial upward mobility. Is doc review like 25/hour?
You're a winner just because you have 0 debt. If you want to practice law, I would suggest going to shitlaw offices personally in the area you want to practice and hand them your resume. Salaries can range from 25-55k. You'll be lucky with a 35k in most markets though.