I came across an interesting article on networking today. The Top Ten Myths about Networking made me feel better regarding my ability to network. I'm not the greatest and as I move closer to law school I know that networking is a skill I must strengthen. Yes, MUST! I already have plans to set up informal mentors prior to leaving for law school. As I am not from a family of lawyers, nor work in a legal area I feel that I should put myself out there, say hello, and firmly state that I am looking for mentorship and networking opportunities. You never know when networking may bring you rewards and it's never to early, (or late), to start meeting people in your field. My hope is that by networking early I may be able to create an interesting summer externship for myself more tuned to my needs. I also know how powerful networking can be when looking for work and applying for clerkships. Even though I have yet to start law school, time flies and I want to make sure that I'm taking steps to benefit myself after law school.

Also, let's face it, law school isn't going to teach you skills like networking. It's one of the many skills that I'll have to develop on my own.

2 Comments:

  1. myterranullius said...
    You are so right about networking! I have stayed in touch with a couple of undergrad professors who are attorneys but beyond that I don't have a lot of connections in the legal world. I'll have to work on it too.

    Good luck!

    BTW, thanks for the link! I've added you to my blogroll. (Hey, that's SORT OF networking...)
    Kel said...
    Yes, we're networking...kinda...sorta...

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