I'm wondering if anyone has ideas about this. I don't want to spend this summer studying, but I'd like to get some familiarity with the legal profession in some way. I'm changing careers from a very non-law related profession, so I have no legal experience at all, but good general administrative experience.
After talking to lawyers I know, it seems that the worst thing to do would be start studying law books on my own with no context! They've all said, "Relax and take a vacation", which I'm doing in May. But then...the summer awaits. My previous career was all on a contract basis and I'm done with my last one, and now I'd rathar try to do something law-related to transition to law school.
I don't think I have the right skills at the moment to get a job as a paralegal or anything like that, especially since I'm just looking for the summer and anything I do will end or be lessened dramatically when school starts. I'd just like to do something where I am in the environment, even if I'm just helping with clerical tasks, so I can experience some of the day-to-day routine. I don't care if it is a firm or public interest group or what. My law interests right now are varied, so I'd be open to pretty much anything.
I know there are plenty of non-law volunteer opportunities, but did anyone here do something legal-related in their 0L summer that someone with no previous exp could do?