rinkrat19 wrote:kendallr12 wrote:I have a few questions about working while studying.
First - are 1Ls allowed to work part-time at all while attending NU or is there a policy against that? (already accepting the fact that it's never recommended).
Second - how many people do you know that do hold down jobs during term time. What are your impressions of how well they seem to be able to balance this?
Third - how is the job market there? for part-time term time jobs/ summer jobs/ post-law school jobs etc.
I am originally from Atlanta and have been living in DC now for a couple years. Wondering what moving to and surviving in Chicago would look like.
Thanks in advance. (and apologies if these questions have all been answered. I went through several pages in this thread but damn)
(1) 20 hours max, as per ABA rules.
(2) I didn't know anyone who had a job 1L year. By 2L or 3L, plenty of people had externships and a few even continued their summer firm jobs part-time into the year. Students can work at the library desk part-time. But I still can't think of anyone who had a regular outside job (I'm sure there were a few).
(3) I'll let other people answer this one.
20 hour maximum has been lifted by the ABA. no limit now.
I worked remotely and part-time through 1L and was fine with it, but I believe I was the exception. (I also took time off during finals). I wouldn't have done it if it required face-time or a non-flexible schedule.