I totally agree, I wish I had more time when I checked out the campus. Lishi - how do you, personally, feel about the job prospects? Where are you looking to practice?
I mean of course it's gong to be harder to find a job because of the economy, and blah blah blah.
But in general I think the job prospects here are good. I didn't do OCI and sent my resumes out on my own to firms in California. I got some responses and interviews, but working in Ca this summer just wasn't really feasible for me. I just have too much going on to be flying out to California. But I'm working with a judge in Philadelphia for the first six weeks and then going to study abroad with Wake in Venice for the last six weeks.
Looking at people in my classes, most people that I have talked to have jobs or plans lined up. I know people that got jobs through OCIs at good firms in NC and outside of the state, people doing judge internships in different states, some working for professors, some working for public interest groups across the country. All in all I think our 1L class did really well.
Do I think people at Duke have better and more jobs than us?? OF COURSE! But I haven't really seen what many people on this site talk about. How people at T1 that aren't ranked from 1-20 will never find jobs. I'm not really worried that I won't find a job when I graduate, because I don't think it will be that difficult. But I do worry that it may be harder for me to find a job in California, which is what I'm most leaning towards now. But that is obviously to be expected, and I feel comfortable that if I don't get a job directly out of school in California, that I can work a couple years on the East Coast before transferring out there.
I hope that answered your question because I feel like I began to ramble, and then ended shortly to go make my sausage sandwich.