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Deciding Where to Go => Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses => Topic started by: Einstein on June 20, 2006, 12:40:23 PM

Title: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Einstein on June 20, 2006, 12:40:23 PM
patent agent? paralegal? I mean there aren't exactly a lot of part time jobs available for someone with a college degree.  Any suggestions?  Specifically electrical engineering degree.. but any job that pays around $12-15 or more/hr that is around 20hrs per week would be sufficient.
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Einstein on June 20, 2006, 01:06:24 PM
maybe a patent agent position.. but do they have part time positions available?
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Einstein on June 20, 2006, 01:57:48 PM
I am wondering about part time jobs while in law school part time.. I don’t know which jobs would be good to have.  Does anyone have any specific suggestions of jobs that are inherently good part time jobs for 1L’s.  Does anyone know if patent agents are hired part time?  Or does anyone have any good ideas?
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: notdunson on June 20, 2006, 02:18:37 PM
Sell adderall.
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Einstein on June 20, 2006, 02:21:43 PM
Sell adderall.
see I was thinking about that but, I ran out of my prescription pad notes.. any other suggestions?  ::)
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: notdunson on June 20, 2006, 02:24:32 PM
Sell adderall.
see I was thinking about that but, I ran out of my prescription pad notes.. any other suggestions?  ::)

I can write some Rx's for you.
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: wunder on June 20, 2006, 02:34:39 PM
Lots of schools won't let you work your first year (just a warning up front).

You can get a PT job as a research assistant for a professor.  Get a job outside the law firm by calling the local bar association placement department or watching craigslist and the local advertisements.  It would be worth working as a legal assistant to get a feel for law firm life and make some contacts for references later on.  I don't know anything about patent law but any law office with enough business will consider a PT assistant...
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: greengrl on June 20, 2006, 02:55:13 PM
Sell adderall.

hysterical.
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: slacker on June 20, 2006, 08:09:17 PM
If you want a law-related job, they should be pretty available. A lot of smaller to mid-sized law firms hire students, esp. after first year. It could be scut work, could be substantive, it all depends on the firm. They don't pay that well, though, since they know that you need them more than they need you.

If you want to make cash, and can't get the adderall gig, consider prostitiution. (Just don't get caught...you don't want to explain criminal charges incurred while in law school to character and fitness committees.)
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Momo09 on June 20, 2006, 10:02:03 PM
Sell adderall.

As opposed to Viagra or Ativan?

How much did you paid for these meds?
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Mr. Burnz on June 20, 2006, 10:09:24 PM
Teach the LSAT--Kaplan offered me $18/hour to teach 9 hours a week!  I think they require a 164 and up though...
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: funny1x2 on June 21, 2006, 06:30:52 AM
This may seem juvenile, but try to get a part-time babysitting job also. Depending on where you go to school, you can make up to $20/hour just for sitting around and watching kids on a Saturday night.
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: likewise on June 21, 2006, 06:35:22 AM
fluffer
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Einstein on June 21, 2006, 06:52:06 AM
fluffer
what?
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: likewise on June 21, 2006, 06:53:18 AM
fluffer
what?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffer

Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: George Jefferson˛ on June 21, 2006, 07:06:22 AM
fluffer

Damn, I was going to post that. Good job.
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Einstein on June 21, 2006, 07:16:54 AM
fluffer
what?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffer


that's great!  now only if we could figure out a way to make that law related..
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: George Jefferson˛ on June 21, 2006, 07:18:56 AM
fluffer
what?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffer


that's great!  now only if we could figure out a way to make that law related..

Fluff for alito.
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Einstein on June 21, 2006, 07:20:54 AM
ok.. ok.. let me specify, part time but also a white collar type job.. more professional..
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: likewise on June 21, 2006, 07:21:26 AM
fluffer

Damn, I was going to post that. Good job.

Thks!   ;)
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: likewise on June 21, 2006, 07:23:26 AM
ok.. ok.. let me specify, part time but also a white collar type job.. more professional..


Jehovah's Witness?

Nah, really, I think telemarketing would work for you. Debt Collection?  You likely want to find something relatively mindless if you plan to do it during 1L, right?  How about managing a video store at night?
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: likewise on June 21, 2006, 07:30:26 AM
part time law school also..

So part time school + part time work = full time load.

Not trying to kill myself.. Did that in undergrad.. never I mean never doing that again..

Oh, got it now.  You write well / quickly?  Have a good knowledge of the Office Suite?
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Einstein on June 21, 2006, 07:35:26 AM
sure
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: likewise on June 21, 2006, 07:41:59 AM
sure

Contract technical writing at $15 to $35 an hour.  Check out monster or careerbuilder.  Guru.com, too. 

When I quit my full-time gig as a tech writing supervisorthis summer, this is what I plan to do to make ends meet.  I'm more in the $30 to $35 range, but a college grad with good wiriting / editing skills can get $20/hr from the door.

Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Einstein on June 21, 2006, 07:47:45 AM
sure

Contract technical writing at $15 to $35 an hour.  Check out monster or careerbuilder.  Guru.com, too. 

When I quit my full-time gig as a tech writing supervisorthis summer, this is what I plan to do to make ends meet.  I'm more in the $30 to $35 range, but a college grad with good wiriting / editing skills can get $20/hr from the door.


My degree is in electrical engineering.. so I wouldn't say that I was trained extensively in writing.  But I like to think that I am somewhat decent.  Normally engineers aren't regarded as overly adept in the writing arena.  Given my situation, would I still be considered qualified?  And how many hours could I expect to work per week?
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: likewise on June 21, 2006, 07:50:17 AM
sure

Contract technical writing at $15 to $35 an hour.  Check out monster or careerbuilder.  Guru.com, too. 

When I quit my full-time gig as a tech writing supervisorthis summer, this is what I plan to do to make ends meet.  I'm more in the $30 to $35 range, but a college grad with good wiriting / editing skills can get $20/hr from the door.


My degree is in electrical engineering.. so I wouldn't say that I was trained extensively in writing.  But I like to think that I am somewhat decent.  Normally engineers aren't regarded as overly adept in the writing arena.  Given my situation, would I still be considered qualified?  And how many hours could I expect to work per week?

That's the beauty.  You get a deadline before you accept the work.  So, you plan it out yourself.  And once you get one or two little gigs under your belt, you just keep going back to the same people for work.
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Einstein on June 21, 2006, 07:56:12 AM
That's awesome.. so you choose how much you work.. is there a constant stream of work?  Always work avail. if you want it? 

What are you writing about?  Do they give you everything you need?  Or do you have to research?  Give me an example of a project that would be typical.  Thanks!
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: likewise on June 21, 2006, 08:17:24 AM
Here's one from guru that requests a bid:

"Category: Writing / Editing / Translation
Description:
I am helping a friend who has recently retired from the military consider new job options. I am seeking someone with experience in writing winning resumes for ex military who wish to go into corportate work.

He is retired after 20 years, as Commander Sargent Major of the Army Rangers (special forces) He is 39 and has a BS and is currently working on his masters. I am just searching for someone who might be able to help him maybe have a broader concept of what he might be able to do and who has worked with people who are trying to transisition after working exclusively in the military.

I would also be interested in consulting on careers. If you have any sample resumes it would be nice to show him to see who's work he likes. Thanks so much for your time.

Molly"


Now, I'd bid $50 for this and explain how I'd approach the project and provide examples of some resumes I've written.  It'd be like 1 hour of work for me.

Guru.com is a bid site.  They have programming work, too.  Can you write code?  Design web pages?

Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Einstein on June 21, 2006, 08:32:15 AM
Here's one from guru that requests a bid:

"Category: Writing / Editing / Translation
Description:
I am helping a friend who has recently retired from the military consider new job options. I am seeking someone with experience in writing winning resumes for ex military who wish to go into corportate work.

He is retired after 20 years, as Commander Sargent Major of the Army Rangers (special forces) He is 39 and has a BS and is currently working on his masters. I am just searching for someone who might be able to help him maybe have a broader concept of what he might be able to do and who has worked with people who are trying to transisition after working exclusively in the military.

I would also be interested in consulting on careers. If you have any sample resumes it would be nice to show him to see who's work he likes. Thanks so much for your time.

Molly"


Now, I'd bid $50 for this and explain how I'd approach the project and provide examples of some resumes I've written.  It'd be like 1 hour of work for me.

Guru.com is a bid site.  They have programming work, too.  Can you write code?  Design web pages?


The extent of my knowledge for programming would be the 3 classes that I took in college.  I remember the languages but by no means an expert.  I would say more intermediate at best. 

I know the basic things for websites.. I used to toy around with my own site but then again it was not too involved. 

I know a lot of things just not expert level lol..
Does that even matter or are these type jobs pretty straight forward for someone like me.
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: likewise on June 21, 2006, 09:34:33 AM
You'll def find something that fits yo skill set.  Just starting building a rep w/ small jobs...and you'll have $200 to $300 worth of work to do a week.  And, you'll only be working 10 to 15 hrs.
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Einstein on June 21, 2006, 09:45:05 AM
You'll def find something that fits yo skill set.  Just starting building a rep w/ small jobs...and you'll have $200 to $300 worth of work to do a week.  And, you'll only be working 10 to 15 hrs.

great idea! thanks.. i would have never thought of that.
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: likewise on June 21, 2006, 09:46:25 AM
You'll def find something that fits yo skill set.  Just starting building a rep w/ small jobs...and you'll have $200 to $300 worth of work to do a week.  And, you'll only be working 10 to 15 hrs.

great idea! thanks.. i would have never thought of that.

And, you'll never have to leave your laptop.
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Einstein on June 21, 2006, 11:39:43 AM
You'll def find something that fits yo skill set.  Just starting building a rep w/ small jobs...and you'll have $200 to $300 worth of work to do a week.  And, you'll only be working 10 to 15 hrs.

great idea! thanks.. i would have never thought of that.

And, you'll never have to leave your laptop.

So on guru.com.. what type of member are you?  Is there a way to view what the projects are without paying for the service?
Title: Re: What are some good part time jobs for law students.
Post by: Momo09 on July 08, 2006, 03:36:23 AM
fluffer

http://www.aim-med.org/