Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tip: How to Make Money in Law school

  1. Sell your law books through Amazon's Textbook Buyback program and/or to your law school's bookstore, if it has one. You can also try Halfprice bookstore, if your city has one.
  2. Get paid to take surveys. You can earn rewards or frequent flyer miles just for giving your opinion! One site that I use regularly is Global Opinions.
  3. Pay your bills or buy groceries/gas using a cash back credit card.
  4. Save 5-10% of whatever income you make in the summer. Put it into a interest bearing saving account, such as the one offered by Citibank.
  5. Sell your clothes, shoes, and accessories to Plato's closet or to a consignment shop.
  6. Participate in online juries used by lawyers to get a sense of how their case will be perceived at trial. Some good websites are juryvoice.com and onlineverdict.com.
  7. Get paid to take surveys, shop, read email at Inboxdollars. You get $5 just for signing up!!!      
                                         
                             
  8.  Improve your writing skills and make some cash!  Enter a legal writing contest; some of them have cash prizes.
  9. Try not to borrow more than you need! I know its hard to resist "free money." But it will save you in the long run.
  10. Get a seasonal job over Christmas break or Fall Break.  Offer to babysit your professor's kids or other law students' children.
  11. You could get a part-time job on the weekends. I know students who worked at gas stations, Starbucks, the computer labs, the mall, Student Legal Services, with a local judge or law firm. Note: Sometimes, if you want to work for a judge or legal services, you have to take Legal Professions first. 
  12. Shop at Ebates and get cash back on your online purchases on several of your favorite retailers.                 
                                             
  1. Have a garage sale or apartment sale or sell items you no longer need on Craigslist. Once, I won a Play Station 3 and I sold it via Craigslist (to my boyfriend's dismay!)  I needed the money and didn't have a need for a PS3!

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