Tuesday, January 30, 2007
What is the number one job you can get while your in law school? A volunteer job!!! As much as I am a fan of pro bono work, the biggest issue to remember about anyone in grad school is we are living on nothing every day. Seriously. In law school, we live on one loan check per semester and are expected to get great jobs after school so we can give back to the school. Yea, really. Every day, there are literally dozens of volunteer jobs available to anyone in law school. The common rationale given to us is: "its great for your resume." Gimme a break. What is the number one thing law students and anyone in grad school wants: a paying job. Volunteering is great, but when you have monster loans and killer bills, what you want is a paying gig. I want to help people, really I do, however if I can't live and pay my damn loans off then whats the point? Jeez. I'm just venting right now, take it or leave it. Who cares.