Network with a purpose. Obtain lists of alumni from the career services center at the law school. Contact people to ask how they ended up doing what they are doing. Make it clear you up front you are not asking for a job but just want to learn about their experiences. Ask permission to update that person with your search. Meet with people with whom you have things in common, i.e., same hometown, undergraduate school, background, etc. If person was helpful, look for reasons to stay in touch. For example, send them a relevant news article that concerns a project in which they are working.
Be intentional, have a long view approach, and formulate a specific plan. That is a mouthful so details to follow in the next post about securing your first opportunity in the area you have picked. That opportunity many times leads to your first job out of law school.