kn6542 wrote:vexion wrote:Do not find a part-time job. Law school is too time-consuming. If you wanted to ignore the tons and tons of people who will tell you this same thing, and get a job anyway, then I think finding one for $15/hr would be absurd. I don't know where you're from, but that strikes me as full-timer wages, with experience. You could easily find $8-10/hr.Ikki wrote:Given how secluded and small Ithaca is, how hard is it to find a part time job that can help pay the bills ($15/hr+)? Even better, how hard is it to find a law-related job?
The standard rate for work study at the law school is something like $11.75. There are a lot of legal research jobs to be had at that rate. it wouldn't be difficult. You could probably squeeze $15 out of something if it were more specialized.
And if you find legal work outside of the law school, you can make significantly more than that. I work as a legal researcher for an adjunct's firm that pays much better than work study. And I know someone who works for an attorney in town. But those jobs are fairly rare -- you're much more likely to find work on campus.
However, ABA rules limit work hours to 20 per week for law students. IIRC, the ABA and the Law School strongly discourage 1Ls from working at all.