Benefits flow both ways: New lawyers gain experience with people, courts; agencies help more poor clients
I have mixed feelings on this topic... on one hand, that's all fine and good... I'm all for new lawyers helping out, but on the other hand, what about those of us (me me me!) who actually went to law school to do public interest work? And aren't just biding our time until we get a chance to make six figures slaving away for the man?
I have a lot of friends who want to do public interest law (that's the nature of participating in a public interest clinic!), and we have the same loans as everyone else (fml), and not a single one of us has a job.
Fabulous readers - what are your thoughts on this? Am I being bitchy (probably)? Do I need to get over the fact that the jobs I want are being taken by classmates with higher grades who are just waiting until their firm can pay them?
Do I have any readers out there who are deferred and looking to take jobs from me for a year? (jk... sort of). Any of you want to do public interest law but can't find jobs?