I have an opportunity to work with a Circuit Court Judge as an L0 with an acceptance letter from a T1 school.
I want to emphasize ‘work with’ over ‘intern.’ I will be performing IT duties and other more menial labors due to my background in computer science.
I have three questions, if you would be so kind as to answer them (or point me to a website with relevant information):
1) Is a Circuit Court Judge Internship a prestigious position (does it usually pay, is it sought after, etc), or does it vary wildly by state?
2) How much does it matter that I do internships in a state that I will eventually be working it? For example, I do not care where I work as a lawyer, as long as it is BIGLAW. Do I need to intern in specific states (like not Montana, West Virginia, North Dakota, etc.) or will it not have an impact?
3) Lastly, is this going to be a better resume builder than just jerking it over the summer, or could it potentially hurt my long term job prospects by nailing me down to one state?
I truly appreciate your helpful responses. I look forward to the day I can pass on the advice that you give me.