8 Tips on Extracurriculars

 

  1. 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.
  2. Participate in organizations that are related to the field of law that you wish to practice. Employers notice these things!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. Community service is also important. Seek 1-2 opportunities to better your community!
  7. Attend maybe 2-3 networking activities per semester at most. Make sure the events that you attend are related to your career interests.
  8. 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.
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