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kingbob
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re: career during the day, law school at night

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LSU doesn't have a PT program? Ignore my advice, then. If I were the OP, I would try to find a FT job in another State.


This is all, of course, based on the hypothetical that I can get a great job in Southeast Louisiana after graduation. If my best career opportunity is in Texas, the entire plan is moot and void as a Texas law degree would not do me much good for passing the Louisiana bar.


TheOcean
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re: career during the day, law school at night
Why not just attend a LS in Texas? I'm confused why Louisiana is make or break unless you really want to work in LA.


kingbob
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re: career during the day, law school at night
Because Louisiana has a very different legal system than any other state. It is much easier to pass the bar in another state with a Louisiana law school education than to pass the Louisiana bar with a law education from another state.

Also, even a mediocre law school like Southern carries more weight in Louisiana than a good law degree from Texas.
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TheOcean
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I'm sure that it is more than doable for an out of stater to pass the Louisiana bar.

As far as a Southern degree carrying more weight, you might want to double check with others in the industry.


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GenesChin
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Does anyone have any experience with being in law school while working full time? I am very interested in being a lawyer as well as having a career in construction and just wanted to get the money talk's perspective.


Know a lot of people who went to Georgetown night law


kingbob
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re: career during the day, law school at night
Georgetown's night program is probably the best in the country. However, I doubt I'll be working in the DC area. My job will most likely be in Baton Rouge, Geismar, offshore, or Houston.


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boosiebadazz
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Also, even a mediocre law school like Southern carries more weight in Louisiana than a good law degree from Texas.


I graduated from SULC and I can tell you that this is not a true statement.
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Lsut81
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re: career during the day, law school at night
I've been considering doing this recently...


Still trying to decide if I really want to make the commitment. The biggest issue for me is I can't read and I know that 90% of lawschool is reading and reading

In undergrad, I don't think I read 1 book or studied for longer than a few hours total for a semester. I learn visually and Audibly...


TheOcean
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re: career during the day, law school at night
I'm currently reading 1400 pages of a transcript. All you do is read, write, and talk some.

The legal market is so poor that unless you can go to school for free, know you can finish in the top 15%, go to a top law school, or have a ton of connections, I don't think it's worth it.
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Overbrook
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re: career during the day, law school at night
It took me 4 years to finish, which is the plan for that program. I went every summer to ease the load at in the fall and spring. I also took a couple of 8AM classes to give me some nights off.
I was the controller at a hospital for the first year; that was too much, so I stepped down to internal auditor, which, there, wasn't a hard job. I never practiced law. I was in-house counsel(one of them) for a hospital company for a while, and then went into other ares of administration. I teach accounting and economics now.
The first year IS the hardest year, and then the second.
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kingbob
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St. Amant, LA
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re: career during the day, law school at night
thank you for calling me out on pulling that out of my arse

I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

I have two interviews for jobs in Houston, one that might be Houston or near San Antonio, a couple in BR, and a couple each in Geismar and Convent.


boosiebadazz
Member since Feb 2008
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re: career during the day, law school at night
If you want the law degree to supplement your resume and you plan on working in a non-law firm setting, SULC may bea good option for you.

If you want to actively practice law in a law firm, then SULC may not be the best option for you.


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theOG
Oklahoma Fan
Member since Feb 2010
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re: career during the day, law school at night
take it from someone who graduated from OU in 2008 with a CM degree and then tulane law in 2011; skip law school and enjoy your career in the construction industry.

law blows.
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Cold Cous Cous
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It's a skill I want to learn, like being a better guitar player, being able to play jazz on piano, and being able to cook the perfect steak.

piano lessons >>>>> law school for the fun of it.


kingbob
LSU Fan
St. Amant, LA
Member since Nov 2010
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I already play piano and guitar, just not as well as I'd like to. I already know a lot about the law, but not anywhere near as much as I'd like to.


boosiebadazz
Member since Feb 2008
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If you want to know more about the law, then just read.

If you don't plan on using the law in your day-to-day career, don't go to law school.

I have some books from 1L year I'll sell you cheap if you just want to read what we read in law school.
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TheOcean
Florida State Fan
Member since Aug 2004
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re: career during the day, law school at night
Learn the relevant law in the jurisdiction, apply the facts to the law, be persuasive, and profit.

Don't need to go to law school for that.


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kingbob
LSU Fan
St. Amant, LA
Member since Nov 2010
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re: career during the day, law school at night
That would be great. How much would you sell them for?


boosiebadazz
Member since Feb 2008
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re: career during the day, law school at night
I have a bunch of them. Let me look at which ones I want to keep and which ones I'd want to sell. I'll update this thread either this evening or tomorrow.


kingbob
LSU Fan
St. Amant, LA
Member since Nov 2010
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re: career during the day, law school at night
cool


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