I have started to panic over my stinky grades and my prospects for a summer position, so last weekend I apend a good amount of time applying for both school year and summer jobs. By nine this morning, I got a call and had an interview scheduled for noon today. It is with the D.A.'s office, not where I live and not in the big city where my school is, but close to home.
Although, it's unpaid, this sounds like a really cool job. I will be working in the felony division, basically doing anything they can throw at me. They have encouraged me to try to get externship credit from my school and to try to get my 3d year bar card so that I can 2d chair--felony cases!! (They have already had students from other schools do this, I just have to get it approved through my school). I will actually have real responsibility and I'll get to be in court on a regular basis.
Also, all of the people there are really nice. They took me to lunch, and it wasn't so much an interview as just talking about what I was going to be doing. Very low key. And, having kids is no big deal--which has been my big problem to overcome lately.
The only cons are 1) not paid; and 2) it looks unlikely to turn into a full-time position because the office is small. But, I think the experience will definitely outweigh the cons, and I can find out if I really want to pursue a career in crim. law.