Baylor Law Baylor
Quick Links
Planning Your Future
Job Search Resources
Job Application Resources

The word "networking" may have certain negative connotations, but at its basic level, it is nothing more than establishing relationships with people and groups of people. The advent of social media has brought into sharp focus many aspects, both good and bad, of networking. Social media also are changing the way lawyers connect and interact with each other and with clients.

Professional networking is an important part of virtually every aspect of legal practice, from getting your first job to expanding your client base when you are a practicing lawyer. There are many rewards that flow from the relationships you establish in your network. One of these rewards probably will be getting a job you want maybe not your first job out of law school, but at some point in your career. In fact, many experts believe that the majority of jobs are located through networking.

Nevertheless, the key word is "professional." Keep in mind that employers, clients, and professional adversaries all will have access to your social media information. Please see NALP's Guide to E-Professionalism for Law Students for valuable information about maintaining a professional online presence.

Additionally, while social media allow you to reach out to more people and groups, it is important to maintain personal, face-to-face contact with people in your networking group. Join professional organizations that interest you and take some time to get involved and get to know others in the group. Take a little time to have lunch or meet with lawyers and other students as you progress through your legal and academic career.

Contact Information
CDO OFFICE: 254.710.1210
Angela Cruseturner
Assistant Dean of Career Development
Daniel Hare
Director of Career Development
Employer Relations


Monica Wright
CDO Office Manager
Career Development Student Advisory Council
CDO Upcoming Events
No events found.
Academic Calendar

May 11
    Classes Begin

May 25
    Memorial Day Holiday

July 3
    Independence Day Holiday

July 14
    Upper Level Classes End

July 15
    First Year Classes End

July 15-16
    Upper Level Reading Days

July 16-17
    First Year Reading Days

July 17
    Upper Level Exam Period Begins

July 18
    First Year Exam Period Begins

July 23
    Upper Level Exams Period Ends

July 24
    First Year Exams Period Ends

August 1

Copyright © Baylor® University. All rights reserved. Legal Disclosures.        Disclaimer