As for your question regarding business cards for a soon to be graduate? There is absolutely nothing wrong with having this information. Remember, you are in active 'prospecting' mode. It suggests professionalism and anticipation of your graduation date. You have to stay open to all opportunities and have a 'handout' to provide information to interested prospects for employment or future clients. It doesn't matter what other law students think about this. What matters is does it make sense to you from a marketing perspective and are you comfortable including this information. If you are going solo...why not have a card that says, "Law offices of ( )
opening on (date) - in keeping with when you anticipate passing the bar and hanging your shingle. Creativity combined with personality and uniqueness are not mutually exclusive characteristics with being a lawyer. They are, however, imperatives when being your own boss and running a legal services business.