« on: July 18, 2008, 03:30:30 PM »
I'm only a rising 2L, but I AM old. I took 8 years off between undergrad and law school. If I were you, I would absolutely be sending out resumes, even to places where your grades don't really give you a good shot. Think about it: you have all this meaningful stuff on your resume and there are going to be 23-24 year olds literally with things like "Lifeguard" and "Camp Counselor" on their resume.
Now, it's still going to be an uphill battle because grades still matter most of all, but don't underestimate the power of a full resume. At this point, your main strength is your maturity and experience. Employers ARE interested in those qualities.