I was recently accepted at Harvard and I was wondering if it is fairly easy to get a 1L summer gig at a Boston firm. I won't have as much mobility in the summers since I have a family.
Also, what's in the binder that they're sending out to newly accepted students?
And, do you know of many/any non-trad female students with families?
there aren't too many married women with children that i know of but they do exist. you should contact the harvard law couple's association to get in touch with people and hear what their take on it is: http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/couples/
they were pretty helpful when my husband and i were getting adjusted here and it seems like they provide a pretty good community for families, if they want it. lots of get-togethers and shared knowledge, etc..
also, i live in the affiliated housing for couples/families and the families with children seem to really help each other out. there's a community to be had here as well, and i can see how it might be refreshing to have some kind of network OUTSIDE of the law school.
good luck with your decision!