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Postby resilience99 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:04 am

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Re: does going part-time look bad to employers

Postby stuckinthemiddle » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:10 am

*affect

It will affect employment in that the best schools that give you the highest chances of employment do not offer part-time programs.

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Re: does going part-time look bad to employers

Postby haus » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:13 am

If you go part-time, is law school going to be your primary activity, or will you be working in a professional capacity, or some other activity that you would want on your résumé?

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Re: does going part-time look bad to employers

Postby resilience99 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:21 am

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Re: does going part-time look bad to employers

Postby resilience99 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:32 pm

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Re: does going part-time look bad to employers

Postby haus » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:30 am

Do not forget to consider cost of opportunity.

If you are forgoing the better part of a years salary, the possibility of an extra $16k does not look too tempting.

Also, take a close look at cost. It seems that the tuition break down is not favorable for PT students compared to their FT counterparts (when looked at by $/credit hour).

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Re: does going part-time look bad to employers

Postby reasonable_man » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:34 am

Will it hurt you for getting biglaw? Yes. Will it hurt you for getting most other jobs? No. It may actually help.

If you are going to a school that places well in biglaw, then look to go full time. But if the school has average to awful placement in biglaw (like most schools these days), then go part-time and gain a lot of experience/try to line up a post graduation job while attending part time.

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Re: does going part-time look bad to employers

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