As a 2L and beyond, you already gained practical legal experience through your summer job. Use that experience to help decide what type of law you want to practice after graduation. You can further explore your interest through clinics and externship. Also, Colorado Law has a great Career Development Office and they can help with all your job related questions. Take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions, get advice, and think about where you want to end up after law school. Don’t hesitate to contact the CDO if you have questions.
As for the job search, you can view job postings at CDOnline. You can also use CDOnline to explore career paths, connect with alumni, schedule appointments with your advisor, prepare your application documents, and RSVP for CDO workshops.
A good way to meet legal professionals is to join bar associations and professional groups. Law is a very interconnected profession, and this is a great way to meet the people who will be your colleagues in the years to come. Also, Attend CLEs and try to meet people who do what you’d like to do. They can tell you what it’s really like, give you advice on how to get there, and even give you a heads up when jobs open up. You’d be surprised how much of a difference it can make.