Clinical Programs

    Your law school may have a clinic program available to 3rd year students.  These programs are varied and can cover such disparate fields as assisting in drafting wills to defending criminal clients to tax assistance.  Clinical programs offer students the opportunity to work with "real" people on "real" legal problems.           
    If you think you might be interested in clinic work, you should talk with the Prof that runs the clinic.  There will likely be certain class prerequisites for working in the different clinics.  For instance, the tax clinic may require the student to take Tax Law in the second year.  Criminal work would almost certainly require Criminal Procedure and Evidence at a minimum.