Law School Discussion



« on: April 11, 2002, 02:23:36 AM »
Hi - I actually won't be starting law school until this fall, but had a question:

A lot of people I know who have gone to law school have told me not to work during my first year, so I have already decided to not work - but how about 2nd year?  Do most people have a part time job during their second year - or do most people only work during the summer?


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Re: 2L??
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2002, 01:52:46 AM »
My understanding (and I'm a 1L so this isn't expert advice) is that the 2L year requires less studying but more "extra stuff".  "Extra stuff" might be a journal, moot court, or a job - and of course the job search.  I don't know what percentage of people work during their second year, but I would think it would be fairly low.


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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2004, 12:07:05 PM »
As a 3L, I can tell you that as a 2L, you will have just as much work, plus extra stuff. You are just more efficient and less scared. Majority does not work during the school year.

Re: 2L??
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2004, 08:16:10 AM »
I attend an evening law school and most of my classmates have full-time jobs.  That includes full-time and part-time students.  Taking 4 or 5 classes and working full-time is tough but it can be done.  You can get a great legal education and pass the bar on the first try if you take this path.  The keys are your dedication and the support of family and friends.