Hey all - thanks for opinions! It's obviously a moot point, but just wanted to update:I took the federal externship - working there rocks!I declined the part-time big business offer after interviewing - all was well.I cancelled the other interview, b/c I had actually applied to the firm after getting a notice about it from the PRE-LAW list-serv I'm on, and I heard from a friend who knows someone who works there that they generally hire undergrads, so it probably wouldn't be relevant legal work, but more menial stuff.
Where in the world did you hear that? I have never heard about a national trend of judges not hiring form interns as full-time clerks. The judges in the courthouse I worked in frequently did so.