Building Your Network

Putting together a strong team of people who are allies, resources, and future colleagues is one of the most important exercises you can do as a law student. The more intentional you are about finding opportunities to meet people and forge new relationships, the more successful you will be.

It's Easier Than You Think

Start With People You Know

It's always easier to start with your strongest connections first, and go from there.
  • Personal friends, family, and relatives
  • Professional colleagues and acquaintances
  • Undergraduate friends and alumni connections
  • Current and former professors

Develop New Relationships

Find ways to meet new people.

Just Do It!

  • Make yourself pick up the phone or send an email.
  • Assign yourself a quota of new contacts to make each day or each week. The more you make, the easier it gets.
  • If you're emailing, keep message brief and to the point (be sure to check your spelling, grammar and punctuation!).
  • Keep track of your emails/phone calls, and what the results were.