A fool, certainly not. I assume you are a 1L and it may be hard for you to find a paying gig b/c of the economy. Also, if your at a lower ranked school, it will be even more difficult. It is hard to find a job out there right now. The most important thing you can do is to get experience your 1L summer. If you know what type of law you want to practice, volunteering in that field will help you find a paying job your 2L summer in that field. If you can find a paying job, good for you. If not, you are certainly not a fool.