I would work any connections you have with small to medium-sized firms, particularly ones in second-tier markets and below. Your grades won't help you, for the most part, but they won't hurt you (unless, say, you want to do criminal defense and you bombed crim law). Government jobs, public interest work (check with your school for funding sources) or research for a professor might also be good options. I'd recommend getting something lined up as early as you can, then trying to focus on your second-semester grades, and do your best to write on to law review. Or you could just not worry about the competitive jobs and coast through the rest of law school--it's up to you.