Sundance1 wrote: aIvin adams wrote:
it will be hard to give up this job because i really like it and i love the field. im hoping to do similar work after law school, but be a lot more effective at it.
but i look around and im one of the only people my age with a liberal arts education who is doing the job they wanted when the economy was still gangbusters.. and i wonder why im leaving.. but oh well. it will just keep me motivated to study hard when i'd rather post on TLS
what kind of work do you do?
i work for a transitional housing program which serves families.
i am interesting in housing advocacy in general, but my interests outside of work are focused on housing for ex-convicts and recovering addicts. we've historically had some real stinkers here in the valley, but there's been a lot of positive policy advocacy lately, not to mention some impressive self-regulation from w/in the industry. either way, i think a legal education will help me participate in that industry in the future.
tonight i am going to go to an HLAP event (homeless legal assistance project). asu law students volunteer at homeless shelters, interviewing shelter residents and helping them access legal resources to handle issues that often are contributing to their homelessness. it rocks. at my job i do a lot of stuff with vacating felonies, dealing w child support, and probably countless other things i will be able to do better after law school.
speaking of public interest law, i arrived at this website today (at lunch! i was working!): http://www.azflse.org/azflse/grants/joyce_holsey.cfm
The woman who emailed me at AZFLSE was very helpful.