« on: October 28, 2007, 10:10:36 PM »
Personally, I would take any legal work over this option (and I'm very interested in one day opening my own practice). Not sure where you're at in school, but I would think most agree that law school provides you very little practical knowledge on how to practice law day-to-day. If you work even for a year, you can get a much better feel of how things work, what to do, how to file stuff, etc. Also, it will help you to specialize in a particular area if you'd like and hopefully to get some client connections. I know a guy who worked for 3 months at a firm and then went off on his own. He seems to be doing fine, but I would think that 3 months would be a minimum otherwise you'll just be drowning for a *long* time.