"This isn't a place where you will study all day and then go home. There are so many functions throughout the year that allow everyone to get to know one another. Other than socials and student clubs, intramurals and the annual Barrister's Bowl are great ways to meet other students. This is the only law school I know of that hosts a full-contact, regulation football game to raise money for a designated charity."(more)
Louisiana State Agricultural & Mechanical College was established by an act of the legislature, approved to carry out the U.S. Morrill Act of 1862, granting lands for this purpose. It temporarily opened in New Orleans in 1874, where it remained until it merged with Louisiana State University in 1877.
1: the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business (Merriam-Webster)
Networking is a critically important piece of the job search process for new law graduates and all lawyers. This is the creative process of enlisting friends, family, colleagues, acquaintences, contacts, and others to connect you with new people with whom you can form relationships. Follow-through is key, and you should take every possible opportunity to meet other lawyers through introductions in live social settings, and even through social media (i.e. LinkedIn). When you make connections as a law student, you may be positioned to offer your services as a law clerk during the school year or winter break, or as a summer associate. Local bar associations, student organizations that focus on specific legal practice areas, and attending CLE programs are just a few ways that you can begin to network with other lawyers. LSU also maintains an extensive alumni database, and the Career Services Office can help you identify alumni contacts in your area of geographic preference.
The purpose of networking is for you to learn more about other lawyers and different areas of practice, and to market yourself as a potential new associate/employee. You should spend some time thinking about your "2-minute elevator speech" -- the basics of your introduction to new contacts, and highlights of your personal experiences or educational endeavors. Networking takes practice, and will be a very important skill that you develop as a law student and new lawyer.