The 3L Learning Path
3L – Fall
Focus: As third-year law students begin to prepare for financial life after law school, they’ll learn how to assess their personal risk (and why that’s important). MAX will demystify investing, exploring why it is important, how it works, different investment options, and the process to do it successfully.
- Personal Risk Assessment
Learning Objective: Identify your tolerance for assuming risk and how it impacts your investment strategies.
- An Introduction to Investment Goals
Learning Objective: Discover why investing is important, what influences investing, and how SMART goals can be used in the investing process.
- Evaluating Investment Options
Learning Objective: Compare various investment options and determine which options meet your financial goals.
- The Investment Process
Learning Objective: Understand the nuts and bolts of investing, including how to build a portfolio and the importance of rebalancing.
3L – Spring
Focus: Learning about insurance, retirement and estate planning will enable students to make effective and informed decisions about these topics as they enter the next phase of their lives. These lessons provide foundational knowledge for students to plan ahead and set successful financial strategies after they graduate.
- Covering Risk with Insurance
Learning Objective: Assess your personal insurance needs, and identify appropriate insurance products to mitigate your risk.
- Retirement and Estate Planning
Learning Objective: Analyze and plan for retirement needs.
- Student Loan Repayment
Learning Objective: Understand how to manage federal and private student loan debt; this includes a review of all available repayment, deferment, forbearance, and forgiveness options.
- Financial Planning for Graduation and Beyond
Learning Objective: Explore how the financial skills learned so far come together in an overall financial plan for your future – and how that plan will shift over time. Understand the roles of financial experts (AFCs, CPAs, financial planners, etc.) when you may want to employ them, and how to select professionals that will best meet your goals.