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Working during the 1-L year

ashley06

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Working during the 1-L year
« on: January 18, 2007, 12:47:02 PM »
I know that it is not recommended, particularly for full-time students, but is anyone bucking the trend and working during their 1-L year, or know someone else who is working?

Re: Working during the 1-L year
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007, 03:02:11 PM »
I have a job. It's vaguely law-related, pays good money, and costs me 10 hours a week. It's not so bad really.

Re: Working during the 1-L year
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007, 06:54:51 PM »
Your first year grades are the most important in terms of opportunities such as biglaw, clerkships, etc., etc. Consider how much you need to be working vs. the payoff from grades. Yes, some people can manage and do quite well, but that's not necessarily everyone.