« on: April 28, 2005, 01:07:07 AM »
I will continue to work a standard 40 hours a week at my regular job, and then work an 8 hour day at the legal job. I will make up my 8 hours from my regular job either on the other 4 days or on the weekend. So essentially I will work 48 hours a week. (I just told my regular job that I have a class one day a week which will last for 3 months. That it will only last a summer, and that I will go back into the regular schedule, 40 hours a week, M-F, after that).
You will find that even if the gov/state jobs you interview at don't offer you a part time gig in the summer, they all have part time programs throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.
On a side note, don't feel that PT is any less advantageous than FT. There are many advantages to it. The obvious is, you are making money to support your family, to pay off tuition, etc., but you are also gaining a lot of real life work experience which normally you would not, and you have a backup when you graduate. If you don't find a law job, you still have the one you are working at until you do find a law job. The disadvatages are, you don't get a chance to participate in a lot of full time summer gigs which most big private firms want, and I feel that, at least my school, gears a lot of effort toward FT students, like guest speakers and club meetings, so you miss something there.