So I've asked a few people about choosing a specialization or "focus area" in law school, and almost all of them seem to say "don't worry about it, you will figure it out in time, no need to have your heart set on a specific area as you go in"...However, after having gone to an ASW last weekend, I am more nervous together. The students on the panels seemed to have done so much before law school, and knew exactly what they wanted to do. Many of the prospectives that I talked to were the same way.
Me, I just graduated from school, and spent my last two years there working as a teacher of an obscure ancient language...not necessarily the most relevant segue into a law career.
And now that I am really trying to figure out which school to attend, it seems like three years is such a short time to really do any "self-discovery", if you will. I mean, as soon as 1L starts, we're supposed to be looking for summer employment; right after that, we're trying to get a 2L summer job. Doesn't seem like there is any space to build my resume or anything like that.
So, to shorten my rant, am I in trouble? How did you choose your specialization? Anyone have an experience like mine (I was drawn to law school from taking a couple of classes in the law school at my undergrad)? How tough will it be to get a 1L summer job without a very impressive resume?