Are most people feelin the pressure like I am trying to find a job for this summer? I'm in the top 25% of my class, go to tier 3 school, have five years of paralegal experience, a judicial extenership with a federal court, and am having trouble landing a good summer associate position at a firm.
your best bet is to focus on mid-sized/small firms and government/public interest positions. Work on that resume to help yourself stand out. Join a trial team or your student bar association.