i'm working for a year before going to law school in '05 and was recently presented with two job offers.
one is with a small employment law firm located in a skyscraper in the downtown of the city i live in. the position title is an "intake clerk," which consists of talking to potential clients over the phone and filtering out the lunatics who have no case from the real clients. the salary is $25,000 a year.
the other job is a position in a national non-profit org working for environmental causes. they were so impressed with my interview that they said they would like to promote me to a director in 3 or 4 months. the pay is less than $20,000 a year and the office is located in a shabby building in a poorer side of town.
i know that in terms of applying for law school, it really doesn't matter where you work (as long as its not a burger flipping job). my delimma is that being a director of a non-profit seems more prestigious than a clerk job at a firm. then again, the firm job would look better on my resume for when i apply to a legal-related job during the summer after 1L. i'm leaning towards the firm but not 100% sure yet. what do you guys think?