I worked at a fairly easy job 1L year where I was able to study while getting paid, and I made my own hours. It was great.In general, you shouldn't work during law school unless:(1) The work is really easy and hours flexible. Being able to study on the job a big plus.OR(2) You are committed to public interest. It helps a lot to work at public interest internships during the school year when you're applying for summer or permanent positions. If you do take a public interest internship though, I wouldn't start until at least spring of 1L. You just don't know enough to do meaningful work in the fall of 1L year.