Submitted by miss_fiss
This month's post is going to be short and sweet, for two reasons. Only one of them is relevant.* The important reason is that this advice really isn't very complicated. It is also directed (as most of my posts are) toward a fairly specific group of people: introverted and/or shy law students.
Here's the advice: BECOME A MENTOR.
"What, you say? No way. I don't even have a job yet. Mentoring is for people with their lives already all sorted out, right?"
Well—sort of. Maybe. But chances are, you've got it all figured out a little more than you think.
If you're a 1L, you've been through the law school application process, gone through orientation, been to some classes (maybe even been cold-called), met some classmates. You have more experience in this whole law school business than, say, an undergraduate who's interested in the law. I bet your school has some kind of pre-law society with some undergraduates who would really love to have a mentor in the law school. Shoot that society an email and see if any of its members might enjoy grabbing a coffee with you and talking about law school. You might even be able to start some kind of pre-law-law-school liaison, if there isn't one already.