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kch3684
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Working in School

Postby kch3684 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:37 pm

Do any current students know people who work? Currently I work a full time (40 hrs a week) job and I coach approx 16 extra hours a week-more when we have meets. I love coaching, it de-stresses me (except for parents) and I'd love to continue it but I'm not sure how doable it is. My other option is to do private lessons - then I can still coach but my schedule could be MUCH more flexible.

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Re: Working in School

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:54 pm

kch3684 wrote:Do any current students know people who work? Currently I work a full time (40 hrs a week) job and I coach approx 16 extra hours a week-more when we have meets. I love coaching, it de-stresses me (except for parents) and I'd love to continue it but I'm not sure how doable it is. My other option is to do private lessons - then I can still coach but my schedule could be MUCH more flexible.


ABA's Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools
301(f) A student may not be employed more than 20 hours per week in any week in which the
student is enrolled in more than twelve class hours.


And I think some schools may actually have even lower limits.

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Re: Working in School

Postby BizOwner » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:19 am

Does coaching = employed?

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Re: Working in School

Postby too old for this sh* » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:43 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
kch3684 wrote:Do any current students know people who work? Currently I work a full time (40 hrs a week) job and I coach approx 16 extra hours a week-more when we have meets. I love coaching, it de-stresses me (except for parents) and I'd love to continue it but I'm not sure how doable it is. My other option is to do private lessons - then I can still coach but my schedule could be MUCH more flexible.


ABA's Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools
301(f) A student may not be employed more than 20 hours per week in any week in which the
student is enrolled in more than twelve class hours.


And I think some schools may actually have even lower limits.


This is accurate...I saw some that even explicitly stated that first-year students were NOT permitted to work.

Even the 20-hour restriction is problematic in some cases though...and while it might make sense for some people, the inflexibility is something that should be revisited. Not every student is fresh out of college with little in the way of debt beyond the possible undergrad loans.

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Re: Working in School

Postby kch3684 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:51 am

I guess what I'm trying to figure out is if I can "treat law school like a full time job" and then have a partime one on the side - provided it falls w/in ABA/school rules - without going insane. Plus like it is often repeated here law schools are regional and what better way to gain ties to an area then getting involved with the community.
I just can't imagine living off loans it scares the shit out of me and so if I can do something that'll pay the bar tab I'll feel a little better

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Re: Working in School

Postby kalvano » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:57 am

I wouldn't plan on working during 1L.

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Re: Working in School

Postby zonto » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:27 pm

Why not consider a part-time program then so you can do both and not worry about the restrictions?

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Re: Working in School

Postby NoJob » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:33 pm

kch3684 wrote:Do any current students know people who work? Currently I work a full time (40 hrs a week) job and I coach approx 16 extra hours a week-more when we have meets. I love coaching, it de-stresses me (except for parents) and I'd love to continue it but I'm not sure how doable it is. My other option is to do private lessons - then I can still coach but my schedule could be MUCH more flexible.



Keep the job and minimize your debt.

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Re: Working in School

Postby johndelclay » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:57 am

BizOwner wrote:Does coaching = employed?


I think it is considered as an employment if you are receiving compensation from it.




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