Crazy4lawzzz wrote:Moxie wrote:Crazy4lawzzz wrote:The problem is I hear that firms really look down on public interest type lawyers (esp. poverty type law) and I would not be getting the type of experience that would be relevant to areas of law that really make money.
I doubt they look down on PI lawyers more so than unemployed LS graduates.
OP, this seems like a clear decision to me (and most of the others posters in this thread) - take the job, and search for an NYC position while being employed in PA. While the PA job isn't ideal, it's at least money, and give you something to put on your resume.
I can volunteer as an atty somewhere and put that on my resume too. Also, if I take PA job I take PA bar. I can't really look anywhere else without having to take their Bar too. U guys are so damn pessimistic.
Then grow up and stop consulting an online forum for advice repeatedly. Do whatever you want, but go do SOMETHING and stop bitching about it online.