Monday, April 25, 2011

Reading for Fun After Law School

Water for Elephants  I did not realize the recently released movie, Water for Elephants, was based on a book. I have been trying to read more, especially since I can actually read for fun now. It has taken me a few years to get back into the habit of reading for fun after three years of intense reading in law school (wasn't much fun!).  I've never liked watching a movie after I have read the book, so maybe I should watch the movie first? I like Reese Witherspoon, so  I will probably end up watching the movie.   Also I have heard that the average millionaire reads at least a book a week. I am no millionaire... yet, so I better start cranking out some books! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Great Study Break!!

Groupon: Get the Best Deal in Your City Today!
Tomorrow Groupon will run a deal featuring Domino's Pizza: $8 for any large pizza with up to 10 toppings (online order, carryout only)!  I know you will need a meal break while you are studying for finals! Might as well save some dinero!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lawyer Suspended for 6 Months for Offering to Write College Papers

Check out this recent ABA Journal article about a Massachusetts lawyer with a well paid job on as a law clerk on the Massachusetts Appeals court, offering to write papers for colleges students for a fee of $300.

He makes $94,000 a year... why is he moonlighting?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tips for less Debt while In Law School

This Today Money Article states that college loan debt outpaced credit card debt for the first time last year.  It mentions a few tips that college students should keep in mind to keep that high debt to a minimum. Some of these tips also apply to law students for instance, anything that you use student loan money to buy will end up costing you twice as much after interest. Try not to borrow more than you need to live off on. Also, you should try to pay some of your interest down on your (especially on unsubsidized loans) while you are still in school. Making these payments when you do not have to, will help you when your loans go into repayment. You will already be used to making a loan payment and you will save yourself a few years of interest.