After you survive 1L — the first year of law school — you don’t get to relax exactly, but you do get to catch your breath and glance up from your books to consider the world around you and your place in it. Some options available to you in your second and third years of law school include the ability to
Choose electives based on personal interest, bar courses, and graduation requirements.
Pursue extracurricular activities that help narrow down your area of practice options.
Maintain a network of contacts on whom you can call for advice.
Investigate areas of practice that interest you by informational interviewing and joining local and state bar associations.