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Jaie

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How much time did you take off?
« on: May 05, 2005, 05:39:57 AM »
How much time did you take off before your first year?  How much would you suggest?

I would like to take a month but I think finances will dictate that I take 2 weeks.

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Re: How much time did you take off?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 08:53:41 AM »
I didn't take any time off.  I don't really get your question, I mean, if you need a vacation, then take one, if not don't take one.  If you don't, your next break will be in December, and you can take one then. 

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Re: How much time did you take off?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005, 08:56:11 AM »
How much time did you take off before your first year?  How much would you suggest?

I would like to take a month but I think finances will dictate that I take 2 weeks.

It'll be the entire summer for me, but my wife can afford to pay the bills. I doubt anyone can suggest an ideal amount of time to take off. I'd say if you like your job and make a lot of money, stick with it as long as possible. However, if you drag yourself into the office each day and then cry in the corner until quiting time, release yourself from the job, live off a credit card, and do something fun and relaxing for a couple of months.

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Re: How much time did you take off?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2005, 12:46:55 PM »
...depends on what you can afford and (if you need to relocate for school) how much time it'll take you to make the move.
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Re: How much time did you take off?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2005, 02:44:12 AM »
Because of my wife's previous job, and that she wanted to get settled into
a job before I started school we moved out to Ann Arbor last month and I
don't start classes until the beginning of next month.  Will this lapse in
employment hurt my job prospects come summer 1L and 2L?

I tried temping, but no one wanted me for such a short period of time.

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Re: How much time did you take off?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2005, 11:53:11 AM »
Because of my wife's previous job, and that she wanted to get settled into
a job before I started school we moved out to Ann Arbor last month and I
don't start classes until the beginning of next month. Will this lapse in
employment hurt my job prospects come summer 1L and 2L?

I tried temping, but no one wanted me for such a short period of time.

I doubt such a short lapse (especially right around the time you start law school) in your previous career will make any difference for summer associate hiring.
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