since i always find the most helpful info in this thread i thought i would ask if anyone's prior experience helped them get a 1L job. I've read that it is very hard for 1Ls to get firm jobs due to lack of experience. I'm just wondering if non-trads would have an advantage due to most of us having career's before law school?
One of the books I was reading about law school "Getting into law school: A strategic approach" said that one of the biggest myths about non-trad students was they can obtain jobs easier. The reasons the book gave was that firms like their associates to have very little prior full time experience. Once again, this isn't just my opinion, its something I read.
My plan has been to keep working week-ends or whenever I can at my current job until time for summer internships. One of the law firms that hires me to do expert testimony told me that the interns they hire in the summer are usually the ones they will hire as associates after finishing school. I am just hoping that they will consider me for a summer internship. Also, I have to work so many hours a year as a nurse to keep my license, and this is where I can make the most money. I just had a thought while I was typing this, I wonder if I could continue giving expert testimony in labor and delivery cases after I become an attorney. Providing that I work in L & D as my way to get in my nursing hours. Any thoughts?