Esc wrote:Well, that works for people who have large family/friend networks, but it doesn't work so well for others without those networks. Maybe I'm the only person in this situation, but I'm counting heavily on making connections while in law school, as I have no preexisting ones to rely upon.
I'm all for cultivating professional relationships, but going far out of my way specifically
to "network" when I'm paying over 100k for a graduate education sounds like bullcrap. This isn't business school where aggressive networking skills are basically part of the job description, so it seems like it should be an extra little boost at best. One of the attractions of law for me was that it seemed very merit based, at least relatively speaking. Maybe I'm just naive
Hopefully this discussion applies only to med.-high end corporate positions.