Deciding on Law School

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In 2015, over 37,000 individuals decided to enroll in law school. Should you join them? Before you drop six figures and come face-to-face with the Socratic Method, your new classmates, and countless nights in the library, join me as we analyze whether law school is right for you. We will take a deep dive into the decision by contemplating the various benefits and costs in obtaining a J.D. This course includes lectures on the following topics:

  • Module 1: Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales
  • Module 2: Career Options and Current Market Conditions
  • Module 3: Costs and Debt
  • Module 4: Researching Law Schools
  • Module 5: Are You an Attractive Candidate?
  • Module 6: Concluding Thoughts and Next Steps

You will spend a little over four hours completing this course. Extra materials include my collection of the best resources that you can consult when thinking about this decision.

It can be stressful and confusing when you are thinking about attending law school. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a current associate at a corporate law firm, I have traveled down this road and understand the complexities in making this decision. Therefore, I invite you to take this course and discover the different factors you should consider in deciding whether law school is for you. Looking forward to seeing you at the first lecture!

Who this course is for:

  • This course is designed for any and all people who have thought or are thinking about attending law school.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Describe the most common reasons to attend law school. Think about how they will be able to afford law school. Understand current market conditions within the legal profession. Determine whether they are an attractive law school candidate. Understand the law school application process. Focus on the important factors when choosing a law school. Make a well-educated, thoughtful decision on whether law school is right for them. Requirements No prior knowledge is needed about law school, the law school application process, or life as a practicing lawyer. Description In 2015, over 37,000 individuals decided to enroll in law school. Should you join them? Before you drop six figures and come face-to-face with the Socratic Method, your new classmates, and countless nights in the library, join me as we analyze whether law school is right for you. We will take a deep dive into the decision by contemplating the various benefits and costs in obtaining a J.D. This course includes lectures on the following topics: Module 1 : Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales Module 2 : Career Options and Current Market Conditions Module 3 : Costs and Debt Module 4 : Researching Law Schools Module 5 : Are You an Attractive Candidate? Module 6 : Concluding Thoughts and Next Steps You will spend a little over four hours completing this course. Extra materials include my collection of the best resources that you can consult when thinking about this decision. It can be stressful and confusing when you are thinking about attending law school. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a current associate at a corporate law firm, I have traveled down this road and understand the complexities in making this decision. Therefore, I invite you to take this course and discover the different factors you should consider in deciding whether law school is for you. Looking forward to seeing you at the first lecture! Who this course is for: This course is designed for any and all people who have thought or are thinking about attending law school. Show more Show less Course content 6 sections • 52 lectures • 4h 9m total length Expand all sections Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales 9 lectures • 36min Introduction Preview 02:20 My Path and an Introductory View of Law School Preview 05:23 The Idea Preview 03:28 Popular Culture, Childhood Dreams, and Family and Friends Preview 07:16 Helping People and Getting Rich 04:32 Lack of Options and Career Flexibility 05:34 Intellectual Challenge and Prior Work Experience 03:25 Financial Assistance and Key Takeaways 04:28 Course Notes 00:03 Career Options and Current Market Conditions 11 lectures • 1hr 4min Introduction and Common Jobs Out of Law School 03:18 Big Law: Introduction and Compensation 10:11 Big Law: Realities and How To Get Hired 07:14 Mid Law and Small Firms 05:32 Starting Your Own Firm (Hanging Your Own Shingle) 06:36 Jobs in Business and Government 08:31 Judicial Clerkships and Public Interest Positions 08:56 Academia 04:04 Temp Attorneys and School Funded Positions 05:51 Final Insights 03:29 Course Notes 00:03 Costs and Debt 11 lectures • 58min Introduction and Past and Present Tuition 05:53 Costs: Tuition, Room and Board, and Books 06:10 Costs: Personal Expenses, Post-Grad Costs, and Opportunity Costs 06:02 Paying for Law School: Family Assistance and Scholarships/Grants 09:17 Introduction to Loans, Stafford Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans 05:46 Private Loans, Federal Work Study, and Summary 05:28 Actual Payment and New Costs 03:44 Handling Your Debt and Danger Signs 03:30 Loan Repayment, Consolidation, and Refinancing 07:24 Options for Public Interest and Government Attorneys, and Key Takeaways 04:52 Course Notes 00:03 Researching Law Schools 9 lectures • 42min Introduction and Accredited vs. Non-Accredited Schools 05:44 Factors to Consider and Law School Rankings 05:55 Prestige 04:23 Employment Outcomes 06:38 Admissions Standards and Costs 06:39 Bar Passage Rate and Location 05:53 Curricula, Joint-Degree Programs, and Part Time Programs 05:12 Key Takeaways 01:58 Course Notes 00:03 Are You an Attractive Candidate? 7 lectures • 30min Introduction and Law School Applications 02:05 The LSAT 06:13 Undergraduate GPA, Splitters, and Reverse Splitters 05:48 Personal Statement and Letters of Recommendation 07:15 Experience, You, and Timing 05:16 Key Takeaways 03:00 Course Notes 00:03 Next Steps and Conclusions 5 lectures • 19min Introduction, Pros and Cons, and Opportunity Costs 05:07 Financial Aspect, Career Goals, and Happiness 06:44 Inertia 02:48 Next Steps and Conclusions 03:54 Course Notes 00:03 Instructor Adam Pascarella Licensed Lawyer and Entrepreneur 4.4 Instructor Rating 32 Reviews 434 Students 2 Courses Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, I attended the University of Michigan and majored in political science. After graduation, I worked in the media industry for nine months before matriculating at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I graduated in 2014 and became a full-time litigation associate at Baker & McKenzie in New York City. Since 2017, I have been an entrepreneur, working on several projects which you can find on my personal website. In my spare time, I like to play tennis, watch Michigan football, and explore New York City. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? 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  2. Think about how they will be able to afford law school. Understand current market conditions within the legal profession. Determine whether they are an attractive law school candidate. Understand the law school application process. Focus on the important factors when choosing a law school. Make a well-educated, thoughtful decision on whether law school is right for them. Requirements No prior knowledge is needed about law school, the law school application process, or life as a practicing lawyer. Description In 2015, over 37,000 individuals decided to enroll in law school. Should you join them? Before you drop six figures and come face-to-face with the Socratic Method, your new classmates, and countless nights in the library, join me as we analyze whether law school is right for you. We will take a deep dive into the decision by contemplating the various benefits and costs in obtaining a J.D. This course includes lectures on the following topics: Module 1 : Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales Module 2 : Career Options and Current Market Conditions Module 3 : Costs and Debt Module 4 : Researching Law Schools Module 5 : Are You an Attractive Candidate? Module 6 : Concluding Thoughts and Next Steps You will spend a little over four hours completing this course. Extra materials include my collection of the best resources that you can consult when thinking about this decision. It can be stressful and confusing when you are thinking about attending law school. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a current associate at a corporate law firm, I have traveled down this road and understand the complexities in making this decision. Therefore, I invite you to take this course and discover the different factors you should consider in deciding whether law school is for you. Looking forward to seeing you at the first lecture! Who this course is for: This course is designed for any and all people who have thought or are thinking about attending law school. Show more Show less Course content 6 sections • 52 lectures • 4h 9m total length Expand all sections Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales 9 lectures • 36min Introduction Preview 02:20 My Path and an Introductory View of Law School Preview 05:23 The Idea Preview 03:28 Popular Culture, Childhood Dreams, and Family and Friends Preview 07:16 Helping People and Getting Rich 04:32 Lack of Options and Career Flexibility 05:34 Intellectual Challenge and Prior Work Experience 03:25 Financial Assistance and Key Takeaways 04:28 Course Notes 00:03 Career Options and Current Market Conditions 11 lectures • 1hr 4min Introduction and Common Jobs Out of Law School 03:18 Big Law: Introduction and Compensation 10:11 Big Law: Realities and How To Get Hired 07:14 Mid Law and Small Firms 05:32 Starting Your Own Firm (Hanging Your Own Shingle) 06:36 Jobs in Business and Government 08:31 Judicial Clerkships and Public Interest Positions 08:56 Academia 04:04 Temp Attorneys and School Funded Positions 05:51 Final Insights 03:29 Course Notes 00:03 Costs and Debt 11 lectures • 58min Introduction and Past and Present Tuition 05:53 Costs: Tuition, Room and Board, and Books 06:10 Costs: Personal Expenses, Post-Grad Costs, and Opportunity Costs 06:02 Paying for Law School: Family Assistance and Scholarships/Grants 09:17 Introduction to Loans, Stafford Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans 05:46 Private Loans, Federal Work Study, and Summary 05:28 Actual Payment and New Costs 03:44 Handling Your Debt and Danger Signs 03:30 Loan Repayment, Consolidation, and Refinancing 07:24 Options for Public Interest and Government Attorneys, and Key Takeaways 04:52 Course Notes 00:03 Researching Law Schools 9 lectures • 42min Introduction and Accredited vs. Non-Accredited Schools 05:44 Factors to Consider and Law School Rankings 05:55 Prestige 04:23 Employment Outcomes 06:38 Admissions Standards and Costs 06:39 Bar Passage Rate and Location 05:53 Curricula, Joint-Degree Programs, and Part Time Programs 05:12 Key Takeaways 01:58 Course Notes 00:03 Are You an Attractive Candidate? 7 lectures • 30min Introduction and Law School Applications 02:05 The LSAT 06:13 Undergraduate GPA, Splitters, and Reverse Splitters 05:48 Personal Statement and Letters of Recommendation 07:15 Experience, You, and Timing 05:16 Key Takeaways 03:00 Course Notes 00:03 Next Steps and Conclusions 5 lectures • 19min Introduction, Pros and Cons, and Opportunity Costs 05:07 Financial Aspect, Career Goals, and Happiness 06:44 Inertia 02:48 Next Steps and Conclusions 03:54 Course Notes 00:03 Instructor Adam Pascarella Licensed Lawyer and Entrepreneur 4.4 Instructor Rating 32 Reviews 434 Students 2 Courses Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, I attended the University of Michigan and majored in political science. After graduation, I worked in the media industry for nine months before matriculating at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I graduated in 2014 and became a full-time litigation associate at Baker & McKenzie in New York City. Since 2017, I have been an entrepreneur, working on several projects which you can find on my personal website. In my spare time, I like to play tennis, watch Michigan football, and explore New York City. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? 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  3. Understand current market conditions within the legal profession. Determine whether they are an attractive law school candidate. Understand the law school application process. Focus on the important factors when choosing a law school. Make a well-educated, thoughtful decision on whether law school is right for them. Requirements No prior knowledge is needed about law school, the law school application process, or life as a practicing lawyer. Description In 2015, over 37,000 individuals decided to enroll in law school. Should you join them? Before you drop six figures and come face-to-face with the Socratic Method, your new classmates, and countless nights in the library, join me as we analyze whether law school is right for you. We will take a deep dive into the decision by contemplating the various benefits and costs in obtaining a J.D. This course includes lectures on the following topics: Module 1 : Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales Module 2 : Career Options and Current Market Conditions Module 3 : Costs and Debt Module 4 : Researching Law Schools Module 5 : Are You an Attractive Candidate? Module 6 : Concluding Thoughts and Next Steps You will spend a little over four hours completing this course. Extra materials include my collection of the best resources that you can consult when thinking about this decision. It can be stressful and confusing when you are thinking about attending law school. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a current associate at a corporate law firm, I have traveled down this road and understand the complexities in making this decision. Therefore, I invite you to take this course and discover the different factors you should consider in deciding whether law school is for you. Looking forward to seeing you at the first lecture! Who this course is for: This course is designed for any and all people who have thought or are thinking about attending law school. Show more Show less Course content 6 sections • 52 lectures • 4h 9m total length Expand all sections Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales 9 lectures • 36min Introduction Preview 02:20 My Path and an Introductory View of Law School Preview 05:23 The Idea Preview 03:28 Popular Culture, Childhood Dreams, and Family and Friends Preview 07:16 Helping People and Getting Rich 04:32 Lack of Options and Career Flexibility 05:34 Intellectual Challenge and Prior Work Experience 03:25 Financial Assistance and Key Takeaways 04:28 Course Notes 00:03 Career Options and Current Market Conditions 11 lectures • 1hr 4min Introduction and Common Jobs Out of Law School 03:18 Big Law: Introduction and Compensation 10:11 Big Law: Realities and How To Get Hired 07:14 Mid Law and Small Firms 05:32 Starting Your Own Firm (Hanging Your Own Shingle) 06:36 Jobs in Business and Government 08:31 Judicial Clerkships and Public Interest Positions 08:56 Academia 04:04 Temp Attorneys and School Funded Positions 05:51 Final Insights 03:29 Course Notes 00:03 Costs and Debt 11 lectures • 58min Introduction and Past and Present Tuition 05:53 Costs: Tuition, Room and Board, and Books 06:10 Costs: Personal Expenses, Post-Grad Costs, and Opportunity Costs 06:02 Paying for Law School: Family Assistance and Scholarships/Grants 09:17 Introduction to Loans, Stafford Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans 05:46 Private Loans, Federal Work Study, and Summary 05:28 Actual Payment and New Costs 03:44 Handling Your Debt and Danger Signs 03:30 Loan Repayment, Consolidation, and Refinancing 07:24 Options for Public Interest and Government Attorneys, and Key Takeaways 04:52 Course Notes 00:03 Researching Law Schools 9 lectures • 42min Introduction and Accredited vs. Non-Accredited Schools 05:44 Factors to Consider and Law School Rankings 05:55 Prestige 04:23 Employment Outcomes 06:38 Admissions Standards and Costs 06:39 Bar Passage Rate and Location 05:53 Curricula, Joint-Degree Programs, and Part Time Programs 05:12 Key Takeaways 01:58 Course Notes 00:03 Are You an Attractive Candidate? 7 lectures • 30min Introduction and Law School Applications 02:05 The LSAT 06:13 Undergraduate GPA, Splitters, and Reverse Splitters 05:48 Personal Statement and Letters of Recommendation 07:15 Experience, You, and Timing 05:16 Key Takeaways 03:00 Course Notes 00:03 Next Steps and Conclusions 5 lectures • 19min Introduction, Pros and Cons, and Opportunity Costs 05:07 Financial Aspect, Career Goals, and Happiness 06:44 Inertia 02:48 Next Steps and Conclusions 03:54 Course Notes 00:03 Instructor Adam Pascarella Licensed Lawyer and Entrepreneur 4.4 Instructor Rating 32 Reviews 434 Students 2 Courses Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, I attended the University of Michigan and majored in political science. After graduation, I worked in the media industry for nine months before matriculating at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I graduated in 2014 and became a full-time litigation associate at Baker & McKenzie in New York City. Since 2017, I have been an entrepreneur, working on several projects which you can find on my personal website. In my spare time, I like to play tennis, watch Michigan football, and explore New York City. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? 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  4. Determine whether they are an attractive law school candidate. Understand the law school application process. Focus on the important factors when choosing a law school. Make a well-educated, thoughtful decision on whether law school is right for them. Requirements No prior knowledge is needed about law school, the law school application process, or life as a practicing lawyer. Description In 2015, over 37,000 individuals decided to enroll in law school. Should you join them? Before you drop six figures and come face-to-face with the Socratic Method, your new classmates, and countless nights in the library, join me as we analyze whether law school is right for you. We will take a deep dive into the decision by contemplating the various benefits and costs in obtaining a J.D. This course includes lectures on the following topics: Module 1 : Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales Module 2 : Career Options and Current Market Conditions Module 3 : Costs and Debt Module 4 : Researching Law Schools Module 5 : Are You an Attractive Candidate? Module 6 : Concluding Thoughts and Next Steps You will spend a little over four hours completing this course. Extra materials include my collection of the best resources that you can consult when thinking about this decision. It can be stressful and confusing when you are thinking about attending law school. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a current associate at a corporate law firm, I have traveled down this road and understand the complexities in making this decision. Therefore, I invite you to take this course and discover the different factors you should consider in deciding whether law school is for you. Looking forward to seeing you at the first lecture! Who this course is for: This course is designed for any and all people who have thought or are thinking about attending law school. Show more Show less Course content 6 sections • 52 lectures • 4h 9m total length Expand all sections Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales 9 lectures • 36min Introduction Preview 02:20 My Path and an Introductory View of Law School Preview 05:23 The Idea Preview 03:28 Popular Culture, Childhood Dreams, and Family and Friends Preview 07:16 Helping People and Getting Rich 04:32 Lack of Options and Career Flexibility 05:34 Intellectual Challenge and Prior Work Experience 03:25 Financial Assistance and Key Takeaways 04:28 Course Notes 00:03 Career Options and Current Market Conditions 11 lectures • 1hr 4min Introduction and Common Jobs Out of Law School 03:18 Big Law: Introduction and Compensation 10:11 Big Law: Realities and How To Get Hired 07:14 Mid Law and Small Firms 05:32 Starting Your Own Firm (Hanging Your Own Shingle) 06:36 Jobs in Business and Government 08:31 Judicial Clerkships and Public Interest Positions 08:56 Academia 04:04 Temp Attorneys and School Funded Positions 05:51 Final Insights 03:29 Course Notes 00:03 Costs and Debt 11 lectures • 58min Introduction and Past and Present Tuition 05:53 Costs: Tuition, Room and Board, and Books 06:10 Costs: Personal Expenses, Post-Grad Costs, and Opportunity Costs 06:02 Paying for Law School: Family Assistance and Scholarships/Grants 09:17 Introduction to Loans, Stafford Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans 05:46 Private Loans, Federal Work Study, and Summary 05:28 Actual Payment and New Costs 03:44 Handling Your Debt and Danger Signs 03:30 Loan Repayment, Consolidation, and Refinancing 07:24 Options for Public Interest and Government Attorneys, and Key Takeaways 04:52 Course Notes 00:03 Researching Law Schools 9 lectures • 42min Introduction and Accredited vs. Non-Accredited Schools 05:44 Factors to Consider and Law School Rankings 05:55 Prestige 04:23 Employment Outcomes 06:38 Admissions Standards and Costs 06:39 Bar Passage Rate and Location 05:53 Curricula, Joint-Degree Programs, and Part Time Programs 05:12 Key Takeaways 01:58 Course Notes 00:03 Are You an Attractive Candidate? 7 lectures • 30min Introduction and Law School Applications 02:05 The LSAT 06:13 Undergraduate GPA, Splitters, and Reverse Splitters 05:48 Personal Statement and Letters of Recommendation 07:15 Experience, You, and Timing 05:16 Key Takeaways 03:00 Course Notes 00:03 Next Steps and Conclusions 5 lectures • 19min Introduction, Pros and Cons, and Opportunity Costs 05:07 Financial Aspect, Career Goals, and Happiness 06:44 Inertia 02:48 Next Steps and Conclusions 03:54 Course Notes 00:03 Instructor Adam Pascarella Licensed Lawyer and Entrepreneur 4.4 Instructor Rating 32 Reviews 434 Students 2 Courses Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, I attended the University of Michigan and majored in political science. After graduation, I worked in the media industry for nine months before matriculating at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I graduated in 2014 and became a full-time litigation associate at Baker & McKenzie in New York City. Since 2017, I have been an entrepreneur, working on several projects which you can find on my personal website. In my spare time, I like to play tennis, watch Michigan football, and explore New York City. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? 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  5. Understand the law school application process. Focus on the important factors when choosing a law school. Make a well-educated, thoughtful decision on whether law school is right for them. Requirements No prior knowledge is needed about law school, the law school application process, or life as a practicing lawyer. Description In 2015, over 37,000 individuals decided to enroll in law school. Should you join them? Before you drop six figures and come face-to-face with the Socratic Method, your new classmates, and countless nights in the library, join me as we analyze whether law school is right for you. We will take a deep dive into the decision by contemplating the various benefits and costs in obtaining a J.D. This course includes lectures on the following topics: Module 1 : Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales Module 2 : Career Options and Current Market Conditions Module 3 : Costs and Debt Module 4 : Researching Law Schools Module 5 : Are You an Attractive Candidate? Module 6 : Concluding Thoughts and Next Steps You will spend a little over four hours completing this course. Extra materials include my collection of the best resources that you can consult when thinking about this decision. It can be stressful and confusing when you are thinking about attending law school. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a current associate at a corporate law firm, I have traveled down this road and understand the complexities in making this decision. Therefore, I invite you to take this course and discover the different factors you should consider in deciding whether law school is for you. Looking forward to seeing you at the first lecture! Who this course is for: This course is designed for any and all people who have thought or are thinking about attending law school. Show more Show less Course content 6 sections • 52 lectures • 4h 9m total length Expand all sections Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales 9 lectures • 36min Introduction Preview 02:20 My Path and an Introductory View of Law School Preview 05:23 The Idea Preview 03:28 Popular Culture, Childhood Dreams, and Family and Friends Preview 07:16 Helping People and Getting Rich 04:32 Lack of Options and Career Flexibility 05:34 Intellectual Challenge and Prior Work Experience 03:25 Financial Assistance and Key Takeaways 04:28 Course Notes 00:03 Career Options and Current Market Conditions 11 lectures • 1hr 4min Introduction and Common Jobs Out of Law School 03:18 Big Law: Introduction and Compensation 10:11 Big Law: Realities and How To Get Hired 07:14 Mid Law and Small Firms 05:32 Starting Your Own Firm (Hanging Your Own Shingle) 06:36 Jobs in Business and Government 08:31 Judicial Clerkships and Public Interest Positions 08:56 Academia 04:04 Temp Attorneys and School Funded Positions 05:51 Final Insights 03:29 Course Notes 00:03 Costs and Debt 11 lectures • 58min Introduction and Past and Present Tuition 05:53 Costs: Tuition, Room and Board, and Books 06:10 Costs: Personal Expenses, Post-Grad Costs, and Opportunity Costs 06:02 Paying for Law School: Family Assistance and Scholarships/Grants 09:17 Introduction to Loans, Stafford Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans 05:46 Private Loans, Federal Work Study, and Summary 05:28 Actual Payment and New Costs 03:44 Handling Your Debt and Danger Signs 03:30 Loan Repayment, Consolidation, and Refinancing 07:24 Options for Public Interest and Government Attorneys, and Key Takeaways 04:52 Course Notes 00:03 Researching Law Schools 9 lectures • 42min Introduction and Accredited vs. Non-Accredited Schools 05:44 Factors to Consider and Law School Rankings 05:55 Prestige 04:23 Employment Outcomes 06:38 Admissions Standards and Costs 06:39 Bar Passage Rate and Location 05:53 Curricula, Joint-Degree Programs, and Part Time Programs 05:12 Key Takeaways 01:58 Course Notes 00:03 Are You an Attractive Candidate? 7 lectures • 30min Introduction and Law School Applications 02:05 The LSAT 06:13 Undergraduate GPA, Splitters, and Reverse Splitters 05:48 Personal Statement and Letters of Recommendation 07:15 Experience, You, and Timing 05:16 Key Takeaways 03:00 Course Notes 00:03 Next Steps and Conclusions 5 lectures • 19min Introduction, Pros and Cons, and Opportunity Costs 05:07 Financial Aspect, Career Goals, and Happiness 06:44 Inertia 02:48 Next Steps and Conclusions 03:54 Course Notes 00:03 Instructor Adam Pascarella Licensed Lawyer and Entrepreneur 4.4 Instructor Rating 32 Reviews 434 Students 2 Courses Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, I attended the University of Michigan and majored in political science. After graduation, I worked in the media industry for nine months before matriculating at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I graduated in 2014 and became a full-time litigation associate at Baker & McKenzie in New York City. Since 2017, I have been an entrepreneur, working on several projects which you can find on my personal website. In my spare time, I like to play tennis, watch Michigan football, and explore New York City. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? 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  6. Focus on the important factors when choosing a law school. Make a well-educated, thoughtful decision on whether law school is right for them. Requirements No prior knowledge is needed about law school, the law school application process, or life as a practicing lawyer. Description In 2015, over 37,000 individuals decided to enroll in law school. Should you join them? Before you drop six figures and come face-to-face with the Socratic Method, your new classmates, and countless nights in the library, join me as we analyze whether law school is right for you. We will take a deep dive into the decision by contemplating the various benefits and costs in obtaining a J.D. This course includes lectures on the following topics: Module 1 : Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales Module 2 : Career Options and Current Market Conditions Module 3 : Costs and Debt Module 4 : Researching Law Schools Module 5 : Are You an Attractive Candidate? Module 6 : Concluding Thoughts and Next Steps You will spend a little over four hours completing this course. Extra materials include my collection of the best resources that you can consult when thinking about this decision. It can be stressful and confusing when you are thinking about attending law school. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a current associate at a corporate law firm, I have traveled down this road and understand the complexities in making this decision. Therefore, I invite you to take this course and discover the different factors you should consider in deciding whether law school is for you. Looking forward to seeing you at the first lecture! Who this course is for: This course is designed for any and all people who have thought or are thinking about attending law school. Show more Show less Course content 6 sections • 52 lectures • 4h 9m total length Expand all sections Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales 9 lectures • 36min Introduction Preview 02:20 My Path and an Introductory View of Law School Preview 05:23 The Idea Preview 03:28 Popular Culture, Childhood Dreams, and Family and Friends Preview 07:16 Helping People and Getting Rich 04:32 Lack of Options and Career Flexibility 05:34 Intellectual Challenge and Prior Work Experience 03:25 Financial Assistance and Key Takeaways 04:28 Course Notes 00:03 Career Options and Current Market Conditions 11 lectures • 1hr 4min Introduction and Common Jobs Out of Law School 03:18 Big Law: Introduction and Compensation 10:11 Big Law: Realities and How To Get Hired 07:14 Mid Law and Small Firms 05:32 Starting Your Own Firm (Hanging Your Own Shingle) 06:36 Jobs in Business and Government 08:31 Judicial Clerkships and Public Interest Positions 08:56 Academia 04:04 Temp Attorneys and School Funded Positions 05:51 Final Insights 03:29 Course Notes 00:03 Costs and Debt 11 lectures • 58min Introduction and Past and Present Tuition 05:53 Costs: Tuition, Room and Board, and Books 06:10 Costs: Personal Expenses, Post-Grad Costs, and Opportunity Costs 06:02 Paying for Law School: Family Assistance and Scholarships/Grants 09:17 Introduction to Loans, Stafford Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans 05:46 Private Loans, Federal Work Study, and Summary 05:28 Actual Payment and New Costs 03:44 Handling Your Debt and Danger Signs 03:30 Loan Repayment, Consolidation, and Refinancing 07:24 Options for Public Interest and Government Attorneys, and Key Takeaways 04:52 Course Notes 00:03 Researching Law Schools 9 lectures • 42min Introduction and Accredited vs. Non-Accredited Schools 05:44 Factors to Consider and Law School Rankings 05:55 Prestige 04:23 Employment Outcomes 06:38 Admissions Standards and Costs 06:39 Bar Passage Rate and Location 05:53 Curricula, Joint-Degree Programs, and Part Time Programs 05:12 Key Takeaways 01:58 Course Notes 00:03 Are You an Attractive Candidate? 7 lectures • 30min Introduction and Law School Applications 02:05 The LSAT 06:13 Undergraduate GPA, Splitters, and Reverse Splitters 05:48 Personal Statement and Letters of Recommendation 07:15 Experience, You, and Timing 05:16 Key Takeaways 03:00 Course Notes 00:03 Next Steps and Conclusions 5 lectures • 19min Introduction, Pros and Cons, and Opportunity Costs 05:07 Financial Aspect, Career Goals, and Happiness 06:44 Inertia 02:48 Next Steps and Conclusions 03:54 Course Notes 00:03 Instructor Adam Pascarella Licensed Lawyer and Entrepreneur 4.4 Instructor Rating 32 Reviews 434 Students 2 Courses Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, I attended the University of Michigan and majored in political science. After graduation, I worked in the media industry for nine months before matriculating at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I graduated in 2014 and became a full-time litigation associate at Baker & McKenzie in New York City. Since 2017, I have been an entrepreneur, working on several projects which you can find on my personal website. In my spare time, I like to play tennis, watch Michigan football, and explore New York City. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? 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  7. Make a well-educated, thoughtful decision on whether law school is right for them. Requirements No prior knowledge is needed about law school, the law school application process, or life as a practicing lawyer. Description In 2015, over 37,000 individuals decided to enroll in law school. Should you join them? Before you drop six figures and come face-to-face with the Socratic Method, your new classmates, and countless nights in the library, join me as we analyze whether law school is right for you. We will take a deep dive into the decision by contemplating the various benefits and costs in obtaining a J.D. This course includes lectures on the following topics: Module 1 : Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales Module 2 : Career Options and Current Market Conditions Module 3 : Costs and Debt Module 4 : Researching Law Schools Module 5 : Are You an Attractive Candidate? Module 6 : Concluding Thoughts and Next Steps You will spend a little over four hours completing this course. Extra materials include my collection of the best resources that you can consult when thinking about this decision. It can be stressful and confusing when you are thinking about attending law school. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a current associate at a corporate law firm, I have traveled down this road and understand the complexities in making this decision. Therefore, I invite you to take this course and discover the different factors you should consider in deciding whether law school is for you. Looking forward to seeing you at the first lecture! Who this course is for: This course is designed for any and all people who have thought or are thinking about attending law school. Show more Show less Course content 6 sections • 52 lectures • 4h 9m total length Expand all sections Thoughts, Justifications, and Rationales 9 lectures • 36min Introduction Preview 02:20 My Path and an Introductory View of Law School Preview 05:23 The Idea Preview 03:28 Popular Culture, Childhood Dreams, and Family and Friends Preview 07:16 Helping People and Getting Rich 04:32 Lack of Options and Career Flexibility 05:34 Intellectual Challenge and Prior Work Experience 03:25 Financial Assistance and Key Takeaways 04:28 Course Notes 00:03 Career Options and Current Market Conditions 11 lectures • 1hr 4min Introduction and Common Jobs Out of Law School 03:18 Big Law: Introduction and Compensation 10:11 Big Law: Realities and How To Get Hired 07:14 Mid Law and Small Firms 05:32 Starting Your Own Firm (Hanging Your Own Shingle) 06:36 Jobs in Business and Government 08:31 Judicial Clerkships and Public Interest Positions 08:56 Academia 04:04 Temp Attorneys and School Funded Positions 05:51 Final Insights 03:29 Course Notes 00:03 Costs and Debt 11 lectures • 58min Introduction and Past and Present Tuition 05:53 Costs: Tuition, Room and Board, and Books 06:10 Costs: Personal Expenses, Post-Grad Costs, and Opportunity Costs 06:02 Paying for Law School: Family Assistance and Scholarships/Grants 09:17 Introduction to Loans, Stafford Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans 05:46 Private Loans, Federal Work Study, and Summary 05:28 Actual Payment and New Costs 03:44 Handling Your Debt and Danger Signs 03:30 Loan Repayment, Consolidation, and Refinancing 07:24 Options for Public Interest and Government Attorneys, and Key Takeaways 04:52 Course Notes 00:03 Researching Law Schools 9 lectures • 42min Introduction and Accredited vs. Non-Accredited Schools 05:44 Factors to Consider and Law School Rankings 05:55 Prestige 04:23 Employment Outcomes 06:38 Admissions Standards and Costs 06:39 Bar Passage Rate and Location 05:53 Curricula, Joint-Degree Programs, and Part Time Programs 05:12 Key Takeaways 01:58 Course Notes 00:03 Are You an Attractive Candidate? 7 lectures • 30min Introduction and Law School Applications 02:05 The LSAT 06:13 Undergraduate GPA, Splitters, and Reverse Splitters 05:48 Personal Statement and Letters of Recommendation 07:15 Experience, You, and Timing 05:16 Key Takeaways 03:00 Course Notes 00:03 Next Steps and Conclusions 5 lectures • 19min Introduction, Pros and Cons, and Opportunity Costs 05:07 Financial Aspect, Career Goals, and Happiness 06:44 Inertia 02:48 Next Steps and Conclusions 03:54 Course Notes 00:03 Instructor Adam Pascarella Licensed Lawyer and Entrepreneur 4.4 Instructor Rating 32 Reviews 434 Students 2 Courses Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, I attended the University of Michigan and majored in political science. After graduation, I worked in the media industry for nine months before matriculating at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I graduated in 2014 and became a full-time litigation associate at Baker & McKenzie in New York City. Since 2017, I have been an entrepreneur, working on several projects which you can find on my personal website. In my spare time, I like to play tennis, watch Michigan football, and explore New York City. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? 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