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Law school, paralegal before a good idea ?

Postby greed and death » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:12 pm

Okay here is the deal. I am currently applying to law schools.
Admissions would be in August.

My previous plan was to go to ParaLegal school mostly so I could live off veterans benefits. These would be the last of my federally administered benefits. The Para Legal school would end in August jsut in time for law school admissions.
Then use the Texas tuition exemption for law school. This limited me to 4 Texas law schools.
However today a program called the yellow Ribbon act was brought to my attnetion, that would allow me to go to a private school onthe remainder of my Federally funded benefits for 12 months.

Now I have no clue what to do. The private law schools offer me more flexibilty.

Anyways the law students and lawyers of NSG do you have any ideas?
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Postby Neesika » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:17 pm

Waste of time.
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Postby Cecilia Penifader » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:23 pm

Seconded. Probably a waste of time. The skills you'll learn as a paralegal won't help you that much, if at all, in law school or as a lawyer. Also, assuming you could include this training on your law school applications, it wouldn't be beneficial. Legal assistants and paralegals are a dime a dozen to law schools. Your military experience is a much better bump than this.

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Postby greed and death » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:31 pm

wow that was fast.
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Postby Parthenon » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:46 pm

Don't bother, you will just get burnt out with your 1L coming directly out of another school.
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Postby greed and death » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:58 pm

Well now i just got to find work to hold me over until august.
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Postby Fartsniffage » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:07 pm

greed and death wrote:Well now i just got to find work to hold me over until august.


Move to Canada and sell your body, according to a current thread it will be legal soon.

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Postby Cecilia Penifader » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:10 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
greed and death wrote:Well now i just got to find work to hold me over until august.


Move to Canada and sell your body, according to a current thread it will be legal soon.


That might jeopardize his bar admittance in a few years. :)

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Postby Cecilia Penifader » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:12 pm

I have one more comment about the paralegal track. While it's not going to help you in law school and it's not going to help you get into law school, it might be valuable experience to learn how a law firm works. My boyfriend works in a law firm and some of the attorneys have said something to the effect of, "I wish I had worked in a law firm before going to law school because I never would have gone otherwise." Legal work is kind of tedious and boring for the most part. I agree that you run the risk of burning yourself out before law school starts, but if you don't end up training to be a paralegal, then you could always try to get a job in a law firm as like a records or copy clerk or some kind of office assistant.
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Postby greed and death » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:45 pm

Cecilia Penifader wrote:I have one more comment about the paralegal track. While it's not going to help you in law school and it's not going to help you get into law school, it might be valuable experience to learn how a law firm works. My boyfriend works in a law firm and some of the attorneys have said something to the effect of, "I wish I had worked in a law firm before going to law school because I never would have gone otherwise." Legal work is kind of tedious and boring for the most part. I agree that you run the risk of burning yourself out before law school starts, but if you don't end up training to be a paralegal, then you could always try to get a job in a law firm as like a records or copy clerk or some kind of office assistant.

I might try records. though in this economy those jobs seem to be a tough fight to get.
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Postby Scotus Anonymous » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:53 pm

greed and death wrote:
Cecilia Penifader wrote:I have one more comment about the paralegal track. While it's not going to help you in law school and it's not going to help you get into law school, it might be valuable experience to learn how a law firm works. My boyfriend works in a law firm and some of the attorneys have said something to the effect of, "I wish I had worked in a law firm before going to law school because I never would have gone otherwise." Legal work is kind of tedious and boring for the most part. I agree that you run the risk of burning yourself out before law school starts, but if you don't end up training to be a paralegal, then you could always try to get a job in a law firm as like a records or copy clerk or some kind of office assistant.

I might try records. though in this economy those jobs seem to be a tough fight to get.


I knew a guy who worked as a staff accountant at a law firm before going to law school. Of course, he didn't experience everything about the job, but he was able to get some exposure to how some firms operate. He noticed a lot of alcoholism, long hours, and sport fucking.

So he went to Law school.

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Postby greed and death » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:55 pm

Scotus Anonymous wrote:
greed and death wrote:
Cecilia Penifader wrote:I have one more comment about the paralegal track. While it's not going to help you in law school and it's not going to help you get into law school, it might be valuable experience to learn how a law firm works. My boyfriend works in a law firm and some of the attorneys have said something to the effect of, "I wish I had worked in a law firm before going to law school because I never would have gone otherwise." Legal work is kind of tedious and boring for the most part. I agree that you run the risk of burning yourself out before law school starts, but if you don't end up training to be a paralegal, then you could always try to get a job in a law firm as like a records or copy clerk or some kind of office assistant.

I might try records. though in this economy those jobs seem to be a tough fight to get.


I knew a guy who worked as a staff accountant at a law firm before going to law school. Of course, he didn't experience everything about the job, but he was able to get some exposure to how some firms operate. He noticed a lot of alcoholism, long hours, and sport fucking.

So he went to Law school.

Those things do draw me.
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Postby Scotus Anonymous » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:03 pm

greed and death wrote:Those things do draw me.


You took the LSAT already?

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Postby greed and death » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:24 pm

Scotus Anonymous wrote:
greed and death wrote:Those things do draw me.


You took the LSAT already?

December 5th. But I test well, so naturally i am studying like made for it.
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