Not all law students go on to become lawyers or work in the legal profession. But then why take the trouble of going through law school. Law School prepares you to be an attorney but there are many high-value employment sectors that value the skills that law students pick up and gladly employ them, even though they may not seem to have the right qualifications. Hence, it is important for all those students who have down the way, through law school decided that legal jobs are not their desire or forte – they will do well to remember that there are other choices out there, choices that are more lucrative and less demanding.
If you're fortunate enough to receive job offers from law firms as a first-year student, count your blessings. You're definitely in the minority these days. But no matter who you are and how many job offers you may receive, there's a right and a wrong way to handle the process. Even if you don't have multiple offers waiting in the wings, let this exercise be a warm-up for your second-year interview season. Learn early in your career the right and wrong way to make these decisions. Too many students burn their bridges very early on, simply because they didn't take the time to turn down or accept job offers in a polite and timely manner.
As a law graduate you have two ways of make a name for yourself: (i) set up/ work for your own practice, or (ii) find a great job in a reputed law firm. A good majority of fresh graduates fall into the second category - they go out to look for a job.