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Sus-Scrofa
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
Do you have a lead or in on a job after law school?

It is somewhat of a gamble. Not saying parents can’t go to law school. Obviously a lot do, but damn stressful if you’re going in without any hint of a job.
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Roll Tide Ravens
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
Pretty sure ABA requirements say you cannot work full-time during your first year of law school.

As a 3L I would say that, even if you could work full-time as a 1L, I wouldn't recommend it.
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AbitaFan08
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
I don’t have experience dealing with the VA and going to law school. But I did go to LSU for law school.

Is your wife working? The only thing I can think is MAYBE they’ll let you work while a 1L if you’re the sole breadwinner of the household.

But I’m just being honest with you, being a full time law student and a full time employee will likely end with you being either a shitty student, a shitty employee, or both. Not to mention dealing with a child.

I don’t say that to be mean. There are only so many hours in the day, and both are full time jobs.


Boaty_McBoatface
Member since Nov 2019
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
No. That info is welcomed. I appreciate it. We both have decent jobs now but I’m pigeon-holed with very little upward mobility. Early 30s. I’ve accepted that being employed and going is not in my best interest but just having the tuition paid for this opportunity seems like way too good of a deal to pass on.


NIH
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
Joe Bock and Devlin will see to it that you’re not working.


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biglego
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
The world needs another lawyer


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AbitaFan08
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
If it’s something you want to do and think will be beneficial long term, don’t close the door on the idea. Maybe your family lives below your current standard of living for a few years, and you have some loans to repay, but think long term.

But if you aren’t absolutely sure you want to practice law, or know exactly what you want to do and know a JD will further that goal, don’t do it. And I’d tell that to someone with a full scholarship, no kids, and a trust fund as well.


Boaty_McBoatface
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
Thanks. Law was always an interest in undergraduate. I had an advisor that steered me away from it. It was always one of those dreams that I figured was too far fetched to pursue.

Good friend of mine in college graduated from Brooklyn law school this past year and it kinda woke my arse up.
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prplhze2000
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
ABA limits you to 20 hours and yes, back when I was in law school, people got kicked out over it.


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Parmen
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
quote:

try a part time night program at Southern


What are you trying to do? Get this alter into a Louisiana state government gig?

Everyone knows the trial lawyers go to LSU and Loyola.


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Parmen
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Member since Apr 2016
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
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Good friend of mine in college graduated from Brooklyn law school this past year and it kinda woke my arse up.


Uh, why? There 75th percentile LSAT is a 159, aka they showed up to the exam and did bare minimum self studying.

EDIT: Apparently the low 150s/high 140s crowd is here.
This post was edited on 12/3 at 9:12 am


Boaty_McBoatface
Member since Nov 2019
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
LSU’s is 158


FCP
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
Nope, not for me at least. Finished my full time IT job on a Monday night and started Paul M. Hebert the following Tuesday morning IIRC. Stayed on as a "consultant" with the firm, but the single project I handled (like 2 evenings total during two semesters of 1L) was brutal.

Went to work part time immediately after completing first year. Pretty much worked 30 or so hours a week as a law clerk, although my work had a tendency to merge into my study time. So, I probably only "worked" about 20 hours/week while school was in session.

During breaks, holidays, etc., I worked every possible minute--usually 40+ hours--to keep loans to a minimum, but first year is a pretty daunting task all by itself.

Ultimately graduated in the middle third of my class and passed both the LA and Mississippi bar exams on my first try. Buddy of mine was a little more aggressive with the work schedule, actually working pretty much full time in a law firm after first year. He was just below me in class rankings, but he failed the LA Bar his first time, so that kind of sucked.


zeebo
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
You can do it. There are old exams in the library. There are course outlines floating around. If you get some good outlines and start working on old exams with two or three other students you can do it. It is counter intuitive but the class lectures and homework don’t prepare you for the exams. Patrickwalshdunn@gmail.com
Email me and I will be glad to discuss in depth.


Boaty_McBoatface
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
Thanks very much. Will do


Obtuse1
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
One thing that hasn't been mentioned is most law schools (full-time enrollment) set your 1L schedule for you. While it was 30 years ago and not at LSU mine was 16 hours and was 5 days a week. There was simply no way to work a 40h a week job with the schedule I had. In your 2L and 3L year, you make your own schedule and that's how most work in a clerking job.



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Parmen
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Member since Apr 2016
14018 posts

re: LSU law school and full-time job
LSU is in a different market than Brooklyn Law School and their tuition costs are different.


lsucoonass
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
Nope


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ragincajun77
Member since Jul 2019
890 posts

re: LSU law school and full-time job
They used to have a great site that had a lot of outlines from LSU: LINK /

Apparently it was taken offline about 6 months ago which is a shame.


ragincajun77
Member since Jul 2019
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re: LSU law school and full-time job
Here's one from Loyola:

LINK


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