The only negative side of making a lot of friends in law school is that I fear it will blind me to the excesses of the legal profession in the future. The idea is that I will support any policy that's good for lawyers and oppose any policy that's bad for lawyers because most or all of my friends are lawyers. Of course, I'm still inclined to believe that most things that are good for lawyers are bad for everybody else.
Again...don't forget that 99% of the time in law school we see the law at its best, and the lawyers involved are invisible about 99% of the time.
Incidentally...how come the trial lawyers don't seem to lobby for building more courts and hiring more judges to reduce the backlog of cases? Maybe that's not true and someone can correct me on that.