gdane wrote:I'm gonna have to get this stickied on ever page until you all get it: do a journal and or moot court if you can because not all of you will get to be public defenders or prosecutors.
This whole "oh don't do journal because it won't help you get a PD/prosecutor job" mindset is very shortsighted and retarded.
A lot of you aren't going to get PD/prosecutor jobs and then you're going to be sitting around unemployed with nothing except criminal law experience on your resume. At least moot court and journal give you a bit more marketability to other public interest organizations and to civil law firms.
Just do moot court and journal if you can.
I disagree with this for the most part in regards to PD jobs- if you are willing to go ANYWHERE, you usually can get a job and keep trying for the locations you want to be. This is especially true if you have any clinical experience and are willing to look into other types of indigent work that may not be strictly PD (other types of legal services ro prison reform, etc.)