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Miami781
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Life at Law School

Postby Miami781 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:39 pm

When attending Law School do most students have Jobs while attending? Are Law School classes at all times throughout the day similar to undergrad or are they in the evening/night time? Also do students live on campus, is that even possible?

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:47 pm

Miami781 wrote:When attending Law School do most students have Jobs while attending? Are Law School classes at all times throughout the day similar to undergrad or are they in the evening/night time? Also do students live on campus, is that even possible?

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No.

Yes. Evening/night time would be for part time programs.

Yes. See Regents housing for Chicago, for example.

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby Miami781 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:49 pm

so most students do not have jobs, I did not think so because it seems just going to Law School is your job

and I am glad to hear students do live on campus, I always feel I do better living on a campus with other students

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:52 pm

Most full-time law students do not work. Some do, but the ABA limits students to working a max of 20 hours per week while a full-time law student, and some schools may have an even lower limit.

Some schools have part-time/evening law programs, but only a few (Georgetown, Fordham...that's about it) are reputable enough to really consider attending unless you have a guaranteed job lined up for after graduation. You can work full-time while attending law school part-time, but be warned that the PT law curriculum is only about 1 class at a time less than FT, so you will likely not have a life. It takes 4 years vs. 3. Part-time students are at a disadvantage because they often can't participate in things considered fairly essential to getting a job after school, either because they're not allowed, or because they just don't have the time.

Some law schools have on-campus housing. Some do not. From what I gather, most law students are adult enough that they're ready to not live in dorms anymore. (You could not PAY me enough to live in a dorm again.)

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby Miami781 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:57 pm

Thank you for your response, glad to know the focus is just on law school and not working

And yes I know I wouldn't want to live in a dorm either , I was wondering more so if there were on campus apartments or upperclassmen living, a plain old dorm room would not cut it in law school!

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:02 pm

Miami781 wrote:Thank you for your response, glad to know the focus is just on law school and not working

And yes I know I wouldn't want to live in a dorm either , I was wondering more so if there were on campus apartments or upperclassmen living, a plain old dorm room would not cut it in law school!


From what I can tell, the law school offers campus apartments NOT dorm rooms.

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby NZA » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:04 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
Miami781 wrote:Thank you for your response, glad to know the focus is just on law school and not working

And yes I know I wouldn't want to live in a dorm either , I was wondering more so if there were on campus apartments or upperclassmen living, a plain old dorm room would not cut it in law school!


From what I can tell, the law school offers campus apartments NOT dorm rooms.

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The Lawyer's Club at MLaw. This is where half of 1Ls at M live. :) And where I'll be living in about a month.

GWU also has law student housing, I believe.

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby Miami781 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:06 pm

MLaw? Miami?

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:07 pm

Miami781 wrote:MLaw? Miami?


Michigan.

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby Miami781 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:08 pm

That looks incredible

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby duckmoney » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:25 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
Miami781 wrote:When attending Law School do most students have Jobs while attending? Are Law School classes at all times throughout the day similar to undergrad or are they in the evening/night time? Also do students live on campus, is that even possible?

Thanks


No.

Yes. Evening/night time would be for part time programs.

Yes. See Regents housing for Chicago, for example.


Regents is not on-campus housing. It's a private apartment complex about 2 miles from the law school. It's just on a convenient bus route and very popular among 1Ls. UChicago does offer on-campus housing, which has mixed reviews.

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby Naked Dude » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:59 pm

NZA wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
Miami781 wrote:Thank you for your response, glad to know the focus is just on law school and not working

And yes I know I wouldn't want to live in a dorm either , I was wondering more so if there were on campus apartments or upperclassmen living, a plain old dorm room would not cut it in law school!


From what I can tell, the law school offers campus apartments NOT dorm rooms.

--ImageRemoved--

The Lawyer's Club at MLaw. This is where half of 1Ls at M live. :) And where I'll be living in about a month.

GWU also has law student housing, I believe.


For a second I thought that was Cornell. Either way, after the first couple months, you ain't gonna be seein' clear skies or grass!

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby snowpeach06 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:59 pm

I think i'm going to be working during my 2L year. 1l year it's almost unheard of. 2L year it seems a decent number of people do it - but, I'm hesitant. Might be too much.

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby Emma. » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:01 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
Miami781 wrote:When attending Law School do most students have Jobs while attending? Are Law School classes at all times throughout the day similar to undergrad or are they in the evening/night time? Also do students live on campus, is that even possible?

Thanks


No.

Yes. Evening/night time would be for part time programs.

Yes. See Regents housing for Chicago, for example.


Regents is not on campus, it is a private apartment building about 1.5 miles from school. (Edit: Duckmonkey beat me to it)

OP, the ABA prohibits you from working more than 20 hours per week during 1L, and working any job while going through 1L in a full time program would be pretty ill-advised.

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby Naked Dude » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:03 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:I think i'm going to be working during my 2L year. 1l year it's almost unheard of. 2L year it seems a decent number of people do it - but, I'm hesitant. Might be too much.


If I got a BigLaw summer gig (ha!) I wouldn't work 2L year. Otherwise...yeah I'm going to start talking to students about it.

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby ohmylord » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:02 am

Just a question and I haven't seen an answer to it yet, but I know many 1Ls do not work during the year, but how about during winter vacation? Do any 1Ls work while everything is on break?

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:19 am

duckmoney wrote:Regents is not on-campus housing. It's a private apartment complex about 2 miles from the law school. It's just on a convenient bus route and very popular among 1Ls. UChicago does offer on-campus housing, which has mixed reviews.


Oh woops, you're right. I read the OP as housing provided by the university, my bad.

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby flexityflex86 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:10 am

The housing is great, but nothing compared to the singing and dancing you'll have in LS.

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby cinephile » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:37 am

ohmylord wrote:Just a question and I haven't seen an answer to it yet, but I know many 1Ls do not work during the year, but how about during winter vacation? Do any 1Ls work while everything is on break?


I'm interested in this as well. Especially for schools that have nearly a month off.

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby Kilpatrick » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:43 am

It's conceivable to work over winter break if you could find a job that would allow you to work for only a month. But I don't know anybody who did. After 1l semester people just wanted to relax.

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Re: Life at Law School

Postby jbarl1 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:57 pm

ohmylord wrote:Just a question and I haven't seen an answer to it yet, but I know many 1Ls do not work during the year, but how about during winter vacation? Do any 1Ls work while everything is on break?


I know a few people who went back to old jobs that they had before law school, like food service or retail jobs mostly. However, most people just relaxed and took the time to reconnect with family and non law school friends.




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