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Night School

Why part-time law school still makes sense

April 11, 2019

My dad loves to remind me how he paid for his education.  He scrubbed toilets during college and worked as a punch card programmer to pay for law school.  He is making a point about hard work, but all I can hear is how great things used

Decisions

Don’t overlook retirement when paying down student debt

March 12, 2019

Getting that first student loan bill can be terrifying.  For many borrowers, it is the precise moment the monopoly money of student loans becomes real debt. For young lawyers, it can lead to an epic panic.  I owe how much?  This can’t be right, who

Sticking to a budget: One small step for a law student

January 11, 2019

Want to get your student loans paid off faster?  Would you like to retire a bit earlier? What if I told you there was an easy step you could take right now that would help you accomplish those goals? These questions may sound like the beginning

Piggy Bank

How to be financially happy outside of Big Law

November 01, 2018

While working at a large law firm has the potential to be lucrative, attorneys worldwide continue to demonstrate that it’s absolutely possible to pursue your career goals regardless of the salary you’ll earn.

Money Smart

What you need to know about student loans

November 01, 2018

Student loans are scary and sometimes downright mystifying. Do as much research as possible and ask questions, even the ones you’re afraid to ask.

Sarah

Eight simple steps to avoid debt

August 23, 2018

By your mid-thirties, you are far enough along in life to understand that staying out of debt is a key to your longterm financial health. But have you ever sat down and thought about what, specifically, you need to do to stay debt-free? Here are eight simple steps that will help you.

Picking a Law School

Picking your path: How to choose a law school

April 25, 2018

I spoke at my law school at an admitted students’ event about how I decided on a law school. I am sharing some of my thoughts here as well because I know that many of you are making the same decision.

Solo Practice

5 tips for managing your solo practice

October 05, 2016

Many lawyers dream of opening their own practice. Maybe they are tired of being a small part of a big firm and they want to branch out on their own. Perhaps they want to relocate and open a firm in a smaller town. Whatever the reason, starting your own law firm

Sara Sheikh

Heading to ABA events on a budget

August 22, 2016

One of the reasons many students hesitate to attend a ABA event is because, lets face it, law school is expensive and a lot of students are not aware of the benefits of attending the events. Students will typically try to balance the cost versus the benefit and when they

Debt-reduction panel, 5 wise moves

December 01, 2015

By Josephine Bahn JOSEPHINE BAHN is a 3L student at New York Law School; the vice chair of Student Bar Associations of the ABA Law Student Division; and the law student member of the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Start now to build a strong

Your financial future begins now

December 01, 2015

The financial moves you make starting right now in school could affect your lifetime. Here’s how to make the smartest choices now and after you graduate. You may have a limited income as a student, but you still need financial planning skills. In fact, smart money management during law school and

Financial Literacy

September 01, 2015

By Besty Munnell “Don’t wait to learn business fundamentals and industry context on the job.  Pursue practical skills every chance you get in law school.” In early March, I met with one of the second-year students I mentor at a Boston-area law school. She was deciding on her third-year courses and, as

The Literacy Advocate

December 14, 2014

By Nicole Israel. TODD HOOVER moved to Pinellas County, Florida, when he was 15 from an all-white neighborhood in Ohio. Hoover, now a part-time 3L at Stetson University College of Law, attended a mixed-race high school and quickly saw a discrepancy among students when it came to their ability to read. He

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How To Save Money and Build Wealth During Law School

October 01, 2010

Law school is not for the financially faint of heart. But that does not mean you have to mire yourself in debt that will dictate your every move for years to come. With careful research, planning, and diligence, you can shrink both large and small school expenses—and even lay the