What else you got going on this summer? Maybe you can do both. Judges don't always need a full time clerk, and small firms don't either. The mix might be nice.
The experience in the firm will be helpful for OCI next year and you won't have to deal with questions like, "Oh, I see you worked in the criminal law division...do you want to be a DA/PD?" No matter how you answer these questions, all the partner interviewing you thinks is "Hmm. They just want to work for me to pay down their debt and then bail."
if there was a choice between:a) judicial internship for 6 credits ORb) small firm (not really in an area of interest to you)what amount of money would the small firm have to pay you to make it worth giving up the experience of interning for a state judge?