How hard is it to work in Law School?

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nola13
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How hard is it to work in Law School?

Postby nola13 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:54 pm

Like a part time retail job or waiting tables?

Is it impossible?

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minnbills
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Re: How hard is it to work in Law School?

Postby minnbills » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:57 pm

You do not want to work 1L year. Definitely more worth it to spend that extra time studying or whatever.

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Re: How hard is it to work in Law School?

Postby nola13 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:58 pm

I'm just really worried about my financial stability. My parents cannot help out and I need to be able to pay rent and all that jazz.

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Re: How hard is it to work in Law School?

Postby TheThriller » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:00 pm

nola13 wrote:I'm just really worried about my financial stability. My parents cannot help out and I need to be able to pay rent and all that jazz.


Have you thought about a PT program?

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Ludo!
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Re: How hard is it to work in Law School?

Postby Ludo! » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:01 pm

Take out loans. Not worth it to work 1l year

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Re: How hard is it to work in Law School?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:03 pm

Your loans will cover it. Don't work. I don't know any 1Ls who are working and we want to kill ourselves as it is.

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Re: How hard is it to work in Law School?

Postby nola13 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:04 pm

TheThriller wrote:
nola13 wrote:I'm just really worried about my financial stability. My parents cannot help out and I need to be able to pay rent and all that jazz.


Have you thought about a PT program?



honestly, no. I would like to get in and get it done in 3 years. I'm already in debt (about 25k) from undergrad. I think I could get some financial aid, but I know it won't be enough. I'm jus so nervous about it because all I keep hearing is how terrible the job market is and no one can pay their loans back because they can't find a job that pays well enough and I don't want to end up like that.

It's basically the only thing that makes me so apprehensive about going to law school.

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Re: How hard is it to work in Law School?

Postby Ludo! » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:22 pm

Well you should definitely be wary about going to law school in general and about the debt you would be taking on. There are plenty of threads on that. But to answer just this question - everyone gets enough loans to cover tuition and living expenses. Your credit would have to include multiple defaults to not qualify for federal GradPlus loans.

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Re: How hard is it to work in Law School?

Postby okinawa » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:30 pm

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Re: How hard is it to work in Law School?

Postby dietcoke0 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:25 am

nola13 wrote:I'm just really worried about my financial stability. My parents cannot help out and I need to be able to pay rent and all that jazz.


What's going to happen is you're are going take time away from your studies, which will handicap you. If you don't get better grades, then you aren't going to be as likely to get a job.

So if you were truly worried about financial security, then you would not work.

And retail is like $8 an hour, worked 20 hours a week (the max) you are only looking at $160 a week. Hardly worth it.




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