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What kind summer jobs are good for enjoying 0L summer?


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#1 Demander

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:42 PM

I have applied to a few summer jobs to help fund a bit of fun and travel. What kinds of summer jobs have y'all enjoyed in the last summer before law school?



#2 he4dhuntr

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:29 AM

I worked at an airline and a pharmaceutical company, but took quite a bit of time off to travel before law school started. Most of my friends didn't work at all the summer before law school and simply traveled the world or took full advantage of their summer.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:10 AM

Well-paying ones, because law school is expensive.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:49 AM

I worked part time at a solicitor's office and part time as a RA at the law school, and then went to French camp on the government's dime. All round, an excellent summer. Probably the best one I've had in a long time.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:59 AM

I taught the LSAT in the evenings. Left plenty of time for the beach during the day. 

 

It doesn't matter what you do 0L summer, so just enjoy yourself. 


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:56 AM

I worked part-time at a call center. It was great - had weekday 5-hour shifts ~5pm-10pm (with longer weekend shifts, but which still never went past 10), which meant I could go out after the shift, sleep in obnoxiously late the next day, go for brunch / do errands / enjoy the sun / whatever, and have lots of time before working again. It was awesome.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:03 PM

Something that involves crushing your soul in preparation for the eternity of soul crushing that awaits.

"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken pieces" - Hemingway.

That or .. sun worship. I think I chose the latter.


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#8 erinl2

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:37 PM

I worked at a law firm in their PBSC unit.

 

I agree with the advice to work at something that will earn the most amount of money. Law school is expensive. I'm surprised that so many know so many 0Ls who didn't work. I don't know anyone who did that and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is funding law school through a PSLOC and loans.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:27 PM

I had a full time job before starting law school, but for an earlier summer job I worked at a car rental place. I washed cars and drove them around to deliver them to / pick them up from customers. A few times they flew me to places to drive a car back. That was a good summer.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:14 AM

If you are paying for law school - whichever pays the most, clearly.

If your parents are paying - doesn't matter.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:08 AM

Restaurant work is both fun and also going to give you a good reminder of how good you'll have it when you have your law degree and don't have to run around like a chicken with its head cut-off for low wages.


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#12 erinl2

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:11 AM

If your parents are paying - doesn't matter.

 

I disagree with this. My parents paid for my education but I certainly wasn't going to goof off all summer and not contribute. I worked every summer since I was 16 and that didn't change in the summer prior to 1L.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:27 AM

Restaurant work is both fun and also going to give you a good reminder of how good you'll have it when you have your law degree and don't have to run around like a chicken with its head cut-off for low wages.

 

Being a bartender for the past 3 years, I've had my fun. I've also had nights  I've had to carry drunks out, had fingers snapped in my face, and dealt with sexism in the workplace almost every shift. 

 

Great character building job, but I can't wait to go back to school. 


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#14 theycancallyouhoju

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:59 PM

I disagree with this. My parents paid for my education but I certainly wasn't going to goof off all summer and not contribute. I worked every summer since I was 16 and that didn't change in the summer prior to 1L.


Working is better than not working. But if you don't have financial concerns, then you should just pick whatever job is offered to you sounds the most fun. In other words, it almost certainly won't affect your career one way or the other.
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:22 PM

I have applied to a few summer jobs to help fund a bit of fun and travel. What kinds of summer jobs have y'all enjoyed in the last summer before law school?

 

Watch Risky Business. Seriously.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:10 PM

I worked part time at a solicitor's office and part time as a RA at the law school, and then went to French camp on the government's dime. All round, an excellent summer. Probably the best one I've had in a long time.

Was this the Explore program? I've heard good things about it


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#17 Demander

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:14 PM

I disagree with this. My parents paid for my education but I certainly wasn't going to goof off all summer and not contribute. I worked every summer since I was 16 and that didn't change in the summer prior to 1L.

I'm in a similar boat! I'm not in a dire financial situation but I would prefer to be as little of a moneyhole as possible lol



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:56 PM

I worked on a boat! It was really fun, I really loved it until I couldn't stop vomitting.

In short, don't work on a boat.
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:10 PM

Was this the Explore program? I've heard good things about it

 

It was the Explore program. It was pretty great. Highly recommend it. I assume it will get cut from government funding at some point bc, realistically, it's just a big party, so I encourage ppl to take advantage of it while it lasts.

 

I did improve my French, I learned more about Franco-Canada and Quebec, got a few UG credits (that I didn't need), and interacted with other young Canadians from across the country, all of which is valuable, but I just can't see the government justifying the program forever.


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#20 Constant

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:14 PM

I can see them doing that without any difficulty.
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:47 PM

I can see them doing that without any difficulty.

Hell, isn't government itself just one big lavish party for all the MPs and lobbyists? ;)


Edit: in case it somehow wasn't clear.. this is intended satirically.

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#22 Draken

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:51 PM

It was the Explore program. It was pretty great. Highly recommend it. I assume it will get cut from government funding at some point bc, realistically, it's just a big party, so I encourage ppl to take advantage of it while it lasts.

 

I did improve my French, I learned more about Franco-Canada and Quebec, got a few UG credits (that I didn't need), and interacted with other young Canadians from across the country, all of which is valuable, but I just can't see the government justifying the program forever.

And it was glorious. I remember my time at UdM fondly.

 

I did learn some French and Quebec culture too. It even ended up in my PS for McGill.


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