Looks like summer school

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on May 17, 2010 in The 2L Life | Subscribe

With a continued lack of success on the job front and the financial situation in the TDot household looking grim, I went ahead and signed up today for one of the few available summer classes for no-longer-1Ls-but-not-quite-2Ls-officially-yet.

It’s probably not the best investment of my time in light of the earlier comments about Fall OCI, but as they say in politics “you can’t save the world if you can’t pay the rent” :beatup:

I’m hoping to finagle my way into one of NCCU Law‘s clinic programs so I can at least rack up some hands-on experience in addition to the grade and loan $$. But now comes the challenge of making sure I get that financial aid lined up with only 48 hours before classes start so all my tuition & fees are paid :)

I’ll keep you posted on how it all turns out. Have a great night y’all! :D

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May 18, 2010 at 8:34 AM

Summer school + clinic or PT-volunteer work is sufficient. People know it’s tough out there, especially for 1Ls. You just don’t want to take the summer off (or “just” do school, if you can help it). Have you tried asking if you can volunteer PT in the university counsel’s office (at NCSU or NCCU) or UNC system legal offices?

Tree Hugging 2L
May 18, 2010 at 12:01 PM

I took classes last summer while balancing a non profit internship. It wasn’t the “best” use of my time I guess – but I managed to get some credits that will make my last semester that much better. ;)

May 19, 2010 at 9:01 AM

That’s exactly my hope, being able to cruise through my 3L year :D

@Va: I did indeed. NCSU and NCCU both declined b/c they have paid 2Ls working for them. The UNC system said they’ll “see what they can do”, but they’ve actually got attorneys whose start dates were deferred volunteering for them now so there’s not much room for a 1L :beatup:


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