I'm currently an undergraduate at American University in DC studying pre-law and real estate. I hope to ultimately practice law as a white-collar crime defense attorney. I'm concerned as to the steps I can take to start out. I currently have a very impressive resume with several big internships (I worked at a real estate company in NJ on a $400 million project for over a year, I've worked at the Republican National Committee, etc.) however, all the law firms that I've been "applying" to for an internship all tell me to apply again when I'm in law school.
I was hoping some of you on here could assit me as to what I should do. All of my friends have desirable internships for the summer in either Manhattan or D.C. and I can't find anything in my potential field of work. When comparing myself to my friends who all have these internships, I find that our grades are very similar, however, my resume is significantly more impressive. I'm not to worried about being told to re-apply when I'm in law school because most of the firms that told me this my family has very strong business connections with and the attorneys in these respective practices have told me very specifically not to worry and they'll give me the chance to prove myself once I'm in law school.
So the dilemma is, what should I do for the next two summers before law school? Should I keep talking to law firms and asking if there is anything I could do while still being an undergraduate, or should I look for other internships in fields that I am not particularly interested in?
Thanks a lot SF.