What's the job market looking like for you guys?
Sorry, I'm a 1L. The current first year students at Hastings are all concerned with summer employment.
On that topic, it's looking really good. The walk from Hastings' student hotel and law school is literally a 5 minute walk from almost every level of gov't in the state (district and appellate federal courts + superior, appellate, and supreme court for CA). Since all of the courthouses are here all of the federal/state and NGO's are here as well.
On Feb. 4th there will be a "Public Interest/Public Sector" day where ~50 employers come to Hastings to interview for 1L/2L summer employment. Summer externships are located in the federal and state buildings next to Hastings. As long as you have a decent rank you shouldn't have a problem finding a summer job. (employers from other regions come to the job fair also).
However, competition is still tough. I'll be able to answer questions about summer jobs better after I've landed one.
I'm guessing you want more information about actual careers
? I don't know any more than you. During orientation there were a surprising # of alums who were still unemployed. If you talk to a 2L or 3L they will be able to help you more than I can (and they're some on TLS if you look around.)