Desmo, in your experience, how competitive is it when it comes to getting non-paid summer work for the public defender/prosecutor, trial court internships, or government agencies in Indianapolis. (especially after your first year) Also, how competitive are the various journals at IU-I when it comes to writing on?
My experience is very, very light in this area. The law journals are based on gpa or you can get in if you win a writing competition. If you are in the top 10% you'll be invited to join law review. IU-I's web site may have more info on the other journals. From what I've seen though, journal work is a lot on top of a bunch of course work already, so if you don't mind living at the law school you'll be ok.
I think the trial court internships are pretty tough because of the experience they provide. I know one person who is in at the prosecutors office and it is a paid position. They had a recommendation from someone in the 'community' that got them the job because I know the grades weren't there. It seems most people are looking for paid positions. Sorry, wish I could offer more than just generalities.
Overall, competition does not seem that fierce as what I expected. I have not seen any cases of removing library books or giving your class mates bad info so they choke on the exam.
So pretty much the answer is: I don't know.
Hmmm - feels like Con Law.