Georgiana wrote:r6_philly wrote:Georgiana wrote:onepass wrote:If you recieve need based grants, can they be renewed in full for the second and third years?
Penn generally gives a full 3 year plan for financial aid so whatever it says in your letter is what you get. Scholarships generally remain the same for the 3 years and grants tend to decrease each year.
What options are there to gain more aid such as fellowships and TA position in the law school? I suppose summer positions are supposed to supplement the income, but are there good options within school for 2L/3L year? I'd have to work part-time outside of school to offset some of the escalating cost. Do you know people who worked as part-time clerks?
I know one person who did work with a small firm in Philly and was paid pretty well for his time. Legal writing instructors make some money but not a ton. Working as an RA for a prof will usually pay about $10/hr. I also know someone who continued doing a little work on the side for his prior company which worked out well for him.
There's lots of law clerk jobs available (with varying pay) once you're a 2L or 3L. If you're willing to put in the time, you can make enough for groceries.