« on: May 15, 2009, 01:06:46 AM »
Correct I am interest in public interest and govt. employment. There were postings for local small firms, but I have had my experiences in family/small law situations already and have been more depressed than every in my life. I did a full year clinic this year, so I have a full year of legal experience drafting letters, memos, motions and doing oral arguments. I felt that if there was no way to get into the line of work I wanted (Env/American Indian Law) it was worthless for me to work at small firms. I am in the end more interested in policy type work, so I was hoping to get to research or something along those lines. Not alot of luck so, as a result, I am going to TA and take a few credits this summer in the hopes I can get some more experience during 3L when I have a lighter course load.
To the person recommending I look outside my county...I live in NY so pretty much everything is just as competitive. I also applied all over the country (I know my T2 status doesn't travel far, but I had a very tangible opportunity to work at a DOI office. Unfortunately, they bailed last minute so I had to start over from there, and it was a bit too late.)