Look to business torts. False advertising. Interference with prospective advantage. yea, you cant take classes like that first year - they will be upperclass electives.
has anyone taken both the NY and NJ bar together? Any tips? suggestions? caveats?
i love the way people express outrage/dismay/amusement with certain positions on this, an anonymous website, in the hopes it will positively affect their "reputation score". you can almost hear them pressing the delete key telling themselves "no, no, no if i say it that way i may end up in the negatives". as if a completely arbitrary ranking given by some drone who spends 18 hours a day staring at a computer screen has any meaning.... "not only did i spend 4 years working on the human genome project as a research assistant, i also recieved a ranking of +8 on lsd over the course of 500 posts". to hear some of these future attorneys actually say things like "yeah well i wouldn't take uchi's advice because s/he has a negative ranking" while noisome popinjays who say things like "what good has ever come out of conservatism?" get high marks (gee, let's begin with a little known figure like alexander hamilton the father of american banking and author of many of the federalist papers) is a true scream and brings great credit to this chatroom.
Use the math answer to get a good chuckle to show you have a good sense of humor, and then say "but, in all seriousness, etc etc etc." I agree with the advice to always put a positive spin on it, but it has to be honest and not something stereotypically interviewish. I always said that I was overbearing, and proceeded to talk about how I was probably too attentive in a previous job to the point of annoyance, the idea being that there is no thing as a lawyer that is too attenive.
Externing for a judge is a great experience. Highly recommend it. If you're concerned about job opportunities in the future with your current grades, your best attack strategy is to, as others have advised, do all things necessary to work on raising your current GPA and in the meanwhile look into working for a judge. I suggest a Federal Judge if you want to go into Biglaw. A judge will not only increase your research and writing skills, but they will also be able to put you in contact with many other employment opportunities.