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After a career pivot, one woman is balancing teaching, law school and motherhood
Catherine Fink of Colorado said this was the year she felt "most frazzled, just in terms of having to be basically at three full-time jobs."
Why one high school teacher is becoming a student again
"The burnout factor is real," Catherine Fink of Longmont, Colorado, says of teaching. She's starting her first year of law school.
LSAT or GRE? Some law schools say giving applicants an option may improve diversity
Some law schools are expanding entrance exam options as a way to try and encourage more diverse students to apply.
Downsizing hits legal education
As enrollment declines and the job market for lawyers stagnates, some law schools are struggling to keep the lights on.
New paper chase: law school for non-lawyers
Non-J.D. enrollment at law schools is growing
Job prospects getting worse for law school graduates
The Wall Street Journal reports that newly minted lawyers have only about a 50 percent chance of being employed as lawyers nine months out from graduation.
Patent wars boost patent lawyers
With tech companies in expensive battles over patents and copyrights, intellectual property lawyers are in the money.
Yes, take advantage of a rollover IRA
My wife and I have taught in Alabama public schools for the past 2 years and have made (forced) contributions to the state retirement system in that time frame. Together, we've got around $8,000 invested in the state retirement system. Realizing the limited income prospects for career teachers, we both applied and were accepted to a top 25 law school on full-tuition scholarship. My question to you is this: For my retirement account, I have the option of either a) taking a lump-sum payment of the $8,000, minus 20 percent in federal income tax, or b) rolling it over into a 401(k), IRA, or similar long-term savings plan. Should I take the money and run, or should I start building a retirement nest egg while I'm financing the rest of my life with borrowed money? Alex, Montgomery, AL