Networking, simply put, is the process of building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships. While effective networking is undoubtedly a critical element of nearly every law student’s successful job search, the true value of networking extends far beyond your 1L or 2L summer. Forming authentic relationships with professionals who willingly take a personal interest in your professional development requires time and thoughtful execution, but will bring about a host of benefits throughout your career.

Read more about networking in the Duke Law Career Planning Manual