Curious1 wrote:What kinds of jobs did you guys have the summer before law school, and what kinds of jobs would you recommend for getting a leg up for 1L employment? I'm looking around and it's tough to find anything, especially since I'm an international and the awkward 3 months where I have to transfer my F-1 is presenting obstacles. (not eligible for SEO, etc.)
Any advice would be appreciated.
I wouldn't worry about finding a 0L summer job. Given the choice between working over the summer and relaxing for a few months, I would strongly recommend doing the latter. I quit my job in June, hung out at the beach, and read a bunch of garbage novels. It was awesome. And I don't think that any employer, especially a 1L employer, is going to care about a 2-3 month gap before you start law school. From what I have gathered, most people just chill out over 0L summer.
But if you insist on doing something, you could look into volunteering at a county prosecutor's office for a few hours each week. (Although the visa thing might be an issue.) That would give you some legal experience and cover letter material, and wouldn't monopolize your entire summer.
TLDR: 0L Summer Daiquiris > 0L Summer Working