Keep job and go part time or quit job and go full time

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wwapd
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Keep job and go part time or quit job and go full time

Postby wwapd » Wed May 08, 2013 9:18 pm

I work in a state legislature where I am surrounded by lobbyist and corporate lawyers. A few have even mentioned for their firms. If I go to law school part time and keep my job, I'll have to go to a low ranked school but it might help my job. There is a top 20 law school in my area that I might be able to get into but if I do that I might lose my connections at my job. Which option is better.

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tuffyjohnson
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Re: Keep job and go part time or quit job and go full time

Postby tuffyjohnson » Thu May 09, 2013 12:18 pm

Do you have a family? How many hours a week do you have to work? What other obligations do you have going besides work and law school?

wwapd
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Re: Keep job and go part time or quit job and go full time

Postby wwapd » Sat May 11, 2013 5:18 pm

No kids, mortgage, car note or other expenses other than student loans.

y2zipper
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Re: Keep job and go part time or quit job and go full time

Postby y2zipper » Sun May 12, 2013 9:04 am

Depends on the school's job prospects, really. If you're close enough to somewhere that will get you a job and can keep those connections open, go part-time and borrow less.

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Re: Keep job and go part time or quit job and go full time

Postby northwood » Sun May 12, 2013 11:41 am

keep job and go part time... if you don't like law school/ do bad, the transition out is much easier




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