Questions about Working as a 1L

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mono172000
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Questions about Working as a 1L

Postby mono172000 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:55 am

Apologies in advance for the dumb question. I'm trying to figure out if I can get my job's year-end bonus while still starting school at the end of August. The bonuses aren't paid out until early September, and while I have enough time-off accrued that I could certainly coast through the first weeks of law school, I would still technically be employed (and collecting a paycheck) for the first couple weeks of being a law student. I know there are rules about being employed as a 1L, so I wanted to make sure I wasn't in violation of anything.

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Ron Don Volante
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Re: Questions about Working as a 1L

Postby Ron Don Volante » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:57 am

mono172000 wrote:Apologies in advance for the dumb question. I'm trying to figure out if I can get my job's year-end bonus while still starting school at the end of August. The bonuses aren't paid out until early September, and while I have enough time-off accrued that I could certainly coast through the first weeks of law school, I would still technically be employed (and collecting a paycheck) for the first couple weeks of being a law student. I know there are rules about being employed as a 1L, so I wanted to make sure I wasn't in violation of anything.

the first few weeks of law school are useless. as long as you make a passing attempt to read your shit, go for it.

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Re: Questions about Working as a 1L

Postby Attax » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:41 pm

Ron Don Volante wrote:
mono172000 wrote:Apologies in advance for the dumb question. I'm trying to figure out if I can get my job's year-end bonus while still starting school at the end of August. The bonuses aren't paid out until early September, and while I have enough time-off accrued that I could certainly coast through the first weeks of law school, I would still technically be employed (and collecting a paycheck) for the first couple weeks of being a law student. I know there are rules about being employed as a 1L, so I wanted to make sure I wasn't in violation of anything.

the first few weeks of law school are useless. as long as you make a passing attempt to read your shit, go for it.


This. The first few weeks of 1L semester 1 are useless and mostly a waste of time. I'd check with your school to see if this is allowed though because I think there is an ABA (maybe NALP?) rule against working.

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Re: Questions about Working as a 1L

Postby onionz » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:43 pm

20 hour week ABA limit has been lifted. go nuts.

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Re: Questions about Working as a 1L

Postby Ron Don Volante » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:45 pm

onionz wrote:20 hour week ABA limit has been lifted. go nuts.

not like it was an actual factor to begin with. they have no possible way to enforce it.




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