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Landing a job at a prestigious law firm that's going to pay the BigLaw bucks while you're still in law school is unattainable for most law students. At this point, there are just so many more students than there are prestigious summer associate gigs, or even law firm clerking jobs for that matter.

It's a competitive market, and setting yourself apart is getting harder and harder. But that doesn't mean a law student can't work somewhere else without having it hurt their resume. There are plenty of non-law firm jobs that can help set you up for career success down the road, particularly if you don't envision yourself working at a law firm anyway.

Below, you can read about seven non-firm jobs that are good for law students to take, that is, if they can get it.

Cornell Law Grads Make the Most Money

They say that money isn't everything, but that's not what law school students say.

Just walk around any law school and listen to the chatter. It doesn't take a formal survey to know that for most law students it's (at least in part) about the money.

But to make it official, a recent report says that Cornell Law School graduates get the top salaries. Now listen to that sucking sound coming from the top 10 law schools.

Puerto Rico Law School: First Hurricanes, Then This

If you think your law school was hard, think about what happened at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law.

Hurricane Maria tore through the island territory last year, and officials still don't know how many people died there. The death toll is almost five times higher than the student population at the law school.

It's no wonder that the law school has had trouble keeping students. But it is hard to understand how the American Bar Association could cite the school for substandard performance.

If you're struggling to spot issues in case briefs, and exam time is creeping up on you like a package filled with volatile fireworks being hurriedly carried across a train station platform, you might want to consider getting some help ASAP.

If you haven't figured it out yet, law exams don't test your ability to lawyer as much as your ability to spot the issues. And if you struggled on the logic games section of the LSAT, it'll probably take you a little longer to hone your issue spotting skills. Below you can read about how to test yourself, and where to turn for help if you find yourself struggling.

For law reviews across the country, a recently filed lawsuit could be cause for concern ... or not.

A Texas non-profit organization is suing the NYU Law Review because, get this, it encourages diversity.

No, the non-profit doesn't encourage diversity. It's suing because the law review considers, among the many factors, the racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as the gender and sexual orientation, of the students selected for the school's law review, and the review's authors. The non-profit alleges that this discriminates against its members who "are white and male."

It's always really disappointing to hear about law students acting unprofessionally in a way that we can't laugh at.

Law students are bound to make spectacular mistakes, or say the darndest things, but when you hear about law students, even 1Ls, making a list of the most attractive women law students in their class, it's just flabbergasting. But then, what's worse, is the responses one Above the Law writer received when reporting on it.

For most law school students, reading cases and black letter law and treatises can lead to falling asleep. It's not that cases and statutes are inherently boring, it's just that, well, after reading the millionth case, they're boring.

Fortunately, if you have a good study group, you may be able to liven up your study sessions by introducing some fun study group games. Doing so can help make your own studying a bit more entertaining as you think about your next study group's meeting.

Below are three excellent law school study group games that will make you laugh, while helping you learn like you've never learned before.

Do the Math: Law School Excellence Doesn't Equal Law Practice Success

Jack was great at law school, but struggled in law practice.

A top law school, law review, and honors didn't seem to matter. There was a big disconnect between law school and law life.

He had to face it: excellence in law school doesn't equal law practice success. What he didn't know is, it happens all the time.

Online Law School: It's Working!

You don't have to be religious to have an epiphany in law school.

It can happen almost anywhere, including the internet. Even science fiction characters have epiphanies.

Likewise for students in online law school, it can be other worldly. Young Anakin Skywalker said it best: "It's working! It's working!"

Law school is really expensive. For prospective law students, sticker shock is common, and tends to set in when the realization dawns on you that the price you just saw is only for a single semester, and that it doesn't even include living expenses.

However, in the end, there's a pretty good chance you'll actually land a job that allows you to pay off those loans, eventually, if you graduate and pass the bar. At least, that's what most law schools explicitly promise.

After you get over, or embrace, the sticker shock and the fact that you'll be indebted for at least the next decade, below are a few handy lists of the most expensive and most affordable law schools.