- Focus on your studies during the first year of law school. At most, dedicate yourself to one organization and volunteer to be a 1L representative. As a 1L rep, you will be responsible for sharing information to your section.
- Participate in organizations that are related to the field of law that you wish to practice. Employers notice these things!
- With that being said, make time to engage in extracurricular activities so that you may stay abreast of new developments in your field and network with people with similar interests.
- Look into joining a section of a bar association. For example, if you are interested in Intellectual Property, then join the IP bar section to interact with professionals in the field.
- Intramural sports are a great way to relieve stress and meet people. I was a part of the LawDawgs intramural volleyball team, and it was a great experience!
- Community service is also important. Seek 1-2 opportunities to better your community!
- Attend maybe 2-3 networking activities per semester at most. Make sure the events that you attend are related to your career interests.
- Most importantly, do not let your extracurriculars interfere with your studies. If that begins to happen, then it is time to pull the reigns back.