Could anyone (preferably a current UCLA student) share their thoughts about how difficult the class of 2012 will find it to secure summer associateships as 1Ls and 2Ls? I know it's kind of a guessing game in this 'new' economy, but I would appreciate any feedback.
Beyond summer associateships, what other opportunities would you anticipate being available during the summer of 1L and 2L?
From speaking with current UCLA law students, there seems to be a lot of uncertainty.
I'm trying to get a feel for what the entering class could realistically expect to be doing in their first and second summer. Do you think a summer associateship in 1L or 2L is still a realistic goal? Or is it now a case of just hoping to find any kind of law-related work, even if it's unpaid?