Good advice however I would add a few caveats:
1. If one is already working in the legal field or court system as a paralegal or some other position, that offers more real world experience than a law school clinic.
2. Clients don't care where you went to law school which is fine if you want to be a solo practitioner (and can teach yourself how to practice) but employers sure do care. Do not believe any lawyer that says they will not take into consideration where your law degree is from, they will. Additionally many government job descriptions for attorneys specifiy an ABA degree.
3. You will be limited to California practice and California is a tough job market.
Good luck with whatever you decide.