Being in the third year of my law school, I find writing legal articles and essays to be an enriching experience. This helps me to hone my research and comprehension skills which are the pre-requisites to climb up the ladder in the career of law.
I liked to write since my school days. Having this as a hobby made me develop interest in legal analysis as well. Legal articles/ essays/ blogs/ research papers, etc becomes a very interesting and engaging activity when you start to take it as a learning experience rather than something chaotic.
Moreover, analysis and comprehension are the skills that you not only need as a lawyer but in different life situations as well. As lawyers, we have to read and write throughout our lives and there is no escape to it.
Beginning by writing shot articles/ essays could be a good start.
I made plenty of mistakes in my initial write-ups, having absolutely no sense of choosing the right vocabulary. But at the same time, I refused to be struck. Doing the same thing again and again and monitoring your mistakes makes you develop an eye and ace at things which you wouldn't have even thought of. You learn how to put solid points and remove the unnecessary.
The subject of law is like an ocean. There are a million fathoms and you can't cover them in a single day, month or year. But when you seek opportunities like these, you get to know of newer things, thus adding to your knowledge base and taking you a step ahead. It is a misconception that legal writings are only about reinstating the already existing facts and sections.
Rather it helps you develop perspectives regarding various issues and is quite expressive; for example, when you do the critical analysis of a law, you put forward its loopholes too; thereby not restricting yourself to the perspective already developed by someone.
Law is a living discipline and is quite dynamic in nature.