« on: October 25, 2007, 11:39:58 PM »
I said no...I'm a first semester 1L so I don't know anything, but I'll tell you what I think anyway.
I'm guessing if you don't want to do PI work, then you probably don't want to do criminal work. If that's the case then I would recommend you spend your summer doing civil work. Work at a firm or get an internship with a judge or government agency. At the very least you could volunteer at a (civil) legal aid organization. PD seems like such a waste if you don't want to do PI or criminal stuff. I mean, sure you might get hands-on experience, but will it be hands-on experience that you can leverage later on when you look for whatever work you really want to do?
Just so you know where I'm coming from, I plan on being a PD when I graduate and I hope to spend time at a PD's office next summer. It's just that criminal and civil law seem to me to be totally different worlds with limited cross-over potential.
I'm really interested in what others have to say, though.