Summer before law school

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elm84dr
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Summer before law school

Postby elm84dr » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:14 pm

I have applied for 3 jobs and gotten all three and have found some excuse or another to turn them down---end too late, start to early, too much work the summer before law school. What are you all doing before law school? Do you think I should work a summer job (I'm a teacher) or just relax, get paid and travel it up?

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thecilent
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby thecilent » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:17 pm

elm84dr wrote:I have applied for 3 jobs and gotten all three and have found some excuse or another to turn them down---end too late, start to early, too much work the summer before law school. What are you all doing before law school? Do you think I should work a summer job (I'm a teacher) or just relax, get paid and travel it up?

Do you need money - get a job. Do you not need money - dont get a job.

I, unfortunately, will be getting a job bc nyc is going to kill me and I have about $100 to my name at the moment

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Re: Summer before law school

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:18 pm

thecilent wrote:
elm84dr wrote:I have applied for 3 jobs and gotten all three and have found some excuse or another to turn them down---end too late, start to early, too much work the summer before law school. What are you all doing before law school? Do you think I should work a summer job (I'm a teacher) or just relax, get paid and travel it up?

Do you need money - get a job. Do you not need money - dont get a job.

I, unfortunately, will be getting a job bc nyc is going to kill me and I have about $100 to my name at the moment

+1

HWS08
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby HWS08 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:18 pm

I have a job already and will continue to work to work until mid-August, I think.

elm84dr
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby elm84dr » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:39 pm

I don't "need" a job. I suppose it will help, but I'm probably going to law school with no debt after (stipend and such). I'm having trouble deciding should I work and make extra money in case of an emergency, or just relax, visit friends from undergrad around the country and do one trip, while doing side jobs (bar tending, bouncing, etc.) I think I found my answer---DON'T WORK.

Just wanted to see what others were up to, any reading or vacations or anything this summer.

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beachbum
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby beachbum » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:41 pm

Will be grilling, drinking, and generally lounging by the pool. Might read a few books and do a little work on 1L summer job apps when not hungover, and when there's nothing good on TV.

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Moral_Midgetry
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby Moral_Midgetry » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:42 pm

4 month sort of vacay at the beach. Waiting for beer money.

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Re: Summer before law school

Postby c_dubya_s » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:03 pm

Working 'till sometime in August. Probably trying to do some mild 1L prep (i.e. reading Getting to Maybe) at the same time. I have some savings, but I really don't think I'd know what to do with myself if I wasn't working. Plus, more $$$ never hurt anyone :D

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Re: Summer before law school

Postby almightypush » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:05 pm

HWS08 wrote:I have a job already and will continue to work to work until mid-August, I think.


this.

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Re: Summer before law school

Postby 23402385985 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:21 pm

I live four blocks from the beach, so I will be soaking it all up before packing up and moving.

Soaking it all up with lots of beer.

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Re: Summer before law school

Postby orm518 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:27 pm

HWS08 wrote:I have a job already and will continue to work to work until mid-August, I think.


Ditto. August 5th is my last day, two weeks off will be nice.

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Re: Summer before law school

Postby 23402385985 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:18 pm

Work is for the weak.

Sandro
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby Sandro » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:14 pm

not working, maybe volunteering.

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Re: Summer before law school

Postby shortestshortie » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:15 pm

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thecilent
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby thecilent » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:13 am

shortestshortie wrote:.

Really? You wanted to tag this thread? Weirdo.

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Re: Summer before law school

Postby zonto » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:45 pm

thecilent wrote:
shortestshortie wrote:.

Really? You wanted to tag this thread? Weirdo.

What's even weirder is the plethora of TLSers that are clearly competent enough to get into law school, but not competent enough to click Subscribe, or Bookmark, Topic...

mettasutta
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby mettasutta » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:31 am

-brush up on Spanish/Hindi (foreign language proficiency is useful for PI work, but I won't have time to devote to it in LS)
-do pleasure reading I'll have no time for in LS
-maybe WWOOF for a few weeks, or reapeat last summer's counselor job at fat camp
-read Getting to Maybe/do LEEWS
-spend time with family in Norcal; visit Yosemite National Park
-learn to cook some quick, healthy dishes
-move in to my apt and spend a few weeks exploring Boston before LS begins

Pretty chill, overall.

Omega10
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby Omega10 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:37 am

I like hearing about summer plans. Check this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=148613

And I agree re: money. If you need it, work. Otherwise, relax. I'll be working 24 hrs/week through July. Balancing that with lots of fun weekend trips.

thegrayman
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby thegrayman » Tue May 10, 2011 1:52 pm

-chill
-relax
-read for fun

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saito816
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby saito816 » Tue May 10, 2011 8:33 pm

I'm training hunting retrievers (4 labs and 1 golden retriever)
Lifting weights
Improving my gourmet cooking skills
Learning to type faster

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IamAskier
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby IamAskier » Wed May 11, 2011 3:13 am

Cramming for an LSAT retake in June, working 30 hours a week and doing a non-paid internship with my local mayor's office... FML But I guess if I rock the LSAT this won't be my last summer before law school.

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Ty Webb
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby Ty Webb » Wed May 11, 2011 3:48 am

0Ls: Learn to type faster.

Seriously.

whymeohgodno
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed May 11, 2011 4:20 am

Ty Webb wrote:0Ls: Learn to type faster.

Seriously.


How fast do you type?

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Ty Webb
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Re: Summer before law school

Postby Ty Webb » Wed May 11, 2011 4:35 am

whymeohgodno wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:0Ls: Learn to type faster.

Seriously.


How fast do you type?


Probably 120wpm or 130wpm. More important is thinking quickly along with typing quickly, but I'm not really sure how to (or if you can) teach yourself this. I generally average around 55 or so constructive words per minute on an exam. Anything above 40 words per minute consistently throughout an exam is going to give you a huge advantage.

Disclaimer: This applies to most professors, but not all.

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Re: Summer before law school

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed May 11, 2011 4:57 am

So you only really need 60wpm unless somehow you can both think+write at 120wpm.




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