« on: January 19, 2005, 08:08:05 PM »
Hello everyone. After roaming around on the internet looking for information on law school and law as a career, I found this discussion board. After only a day, I have already learned a lot. Right now I am a sophmore in community college and will be transferring to a 4-year university in the fall. The plan is to go to law school after this, assuming I have the gpa, LSAT scores, and funds to do so.
Here is the question - I have became unemployed for the final portion of this last semester so I could concentrate on my grades, but for the semester coming up I am going to have some open days and I would really like to fill this time with a good job or internship/volunteer position hopefully in a legal type atmosphere. I think this will really good on my resume, and let me see just how hectic this type of work is. I have already tried my local public defenders office and DA's office, but neither had open positions. So what should I do? It doesn't seem very professional to just show up on a firms doorstep and ask if they need anyone to file paperwork or other oddjobs. But if this is what it takes, then I am game. What has everyone else done? Should I lose the entire internship idea and just go get a job waiting tables?