So, you're a law student, and you have to figure out a way to pay for your next year, two years or three years?
Sure, you can get state and federal aid, ace the LSAT to attract scholarship offers, enroll in a work-study program, or fight your way to the top of your class, but where's the fun it that?
Here are two ideas of how to pay for law school, courtesy of your fellow law students:
Appear on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. According to the New York Post, Cardozo School of Law 2L Dave Johnston used a lifeline for a question asking in which movie was "one woman writing a book, while another woman was reading the book, and yet a third was living the book." The person on the other end of the line was TruTV (formerly Court TV) personality Ashleigh Banfield, who correctly answered The Hours. Because of Banfield, Johnston won $16,000 and continued on to win $50,000.
To thank Banfield for her help, Johnston took her out to lunch. Banfield told the Post, "He took me to Gus' Place in the Village today and brought along friends from the office where he's a summer intern. But since he's using his winnings to pay the nearly $40,000 tuition for next semester, I picked up the check."
Call a lawyer on his $1 million bluff. According to the Orlando Sentinel, South Texas College of Law grad Dustin Kolodziej is suing Orlando defense attorney Cheney Mason for breach of contract.
The prosecution stated that Serrano's murder plot involved buying airline tickets under three names from Orlando and Tampa airports so he could appear to be in Atlanta the afternoon of the slayings. The route involved Serrano flying from Atlanta to Orlando, driving to Bartow, where the murders occurred, and then catching a flight back to Atlanta.
The Sentinel said that Mason was confident his client couldn't have gunned down four people in the time prosecutors said he did, and told Dateline NBC he'd pay $1 million to anyone who could show otherwise.
Kolodziej took the challenge literally and videotaped himself following Serrano's route and doing so in the time Mason said couldn't be done.
Now, he wants to collect, a move that Mason says is "ridiculous".