« on: April 24, 2007, 08:28:47 PM »
With criminal law, you won't have a problem finding a job. DA jobs are all over the place but keep in mind, they are usually on a volunteer basis. Many schools have an externship programs with DA offices and judges so at least working for credit will also be an option. Most jobs I saw only asked for a resume and in even fewer cases a cover letter in addition- so grades weren't even an issue. So in a nutshell, if crim is what you want, you'll easily find something.
As for sports law, it's really about connections and who you know, because getting into that sector is tough job wise. The only people at my school who got sports law summer positions all knew somebody who knew somebody or it was as a result of nepotism. That's just the way that industry works. So you will DEFINITELY struggle to find something if you don't know somebody. I also agree with Steve, you also want to go to a school in city where the sports teams are huge deals. Otherwise, your battle will be that much more difficult.