Georgiana wrote:This. Definitely don't expect a firm job, try for one if you want it (and I mean really try, its not just send your resume and hope, you need to be contacting people and asking for informational interviews and calling to let them know you're in the area in case they might take a chance on an interview and looking for ways to apply to "diversity" programs), but you should also be looking into judicial internships, PI organizations, government work, and research jobs with profs.
Do you know if there is an advantage to work 1L summer firm job over PI and other positions? I wouldn't mind working with some sort of community service org, but if working firm 1L summer gives me any small amount of advantage I would probably go for a firm job.
Also, what about working in a small law firm? I can probably get a job with people I know.