So you went through three years of law school only to eventually decide that you don't want to practice law? No problem. Your J.D. offers you a plethora of other opportunities that don't involve typical attorney work.
Personal career assessments and tallying of your strengths and weaknesses is essential for keeping you ready for changes. It is common for in-house attorneys and other legal staff to face the axe on short notice for any number of reasons.
Recruiting season, in a fashion reminiscent of undergraduate fall rush, is the biggest event of the second year. Students begin their second year of law school armed with immaculate resumes and new interview wardrobes ready to meet the firms who will visit their campus to recruit next year's summer interns. Known as "summer associates," these interns will work for the hiring firms full-time during the summer break before their third year of school. Many students who take summer positions with law firms split their summers by working six weeks at one firm and six weeks at another, often in different cities. Government agencies and corporations also send recruiting teams to law school campuses.