How does summer employment work for people in part time programs? can you get a job after your first year in part time? I'm trying to decide if I want to go to American part time or not. Thanks!
Depends on if you’re working FT or not. If you’re just going PT you can get a job anytime and work year round if you wish. Many of my classmates took law related jobs FT or PT after the first year (some after the first semester) to get experince and make $. Many of them have gotten permanent offers from the jobs they took while in law school. Some have stayed with their old jobs (non law related) they had before law school, and will look for law jobs after they graduate or wait to retire then practice law.
Nice...good info...well the other thing I've been wondering is how class rank pans out in part time programs. I know it has so much to do with employment prospectives. Are you just ranked within the part time division?
It depends. You should check with each school to determine how their part time students are ranked. My impression is that for the most part, part time students are eventually ranked with their full time counterparts, however some schools wait to compile rankings until the part time students acquired a certain number of hours to put them on par with the rest of the full time class. Also, some schools keep the part time and full time rankings separate, which might hurt during the employment search.