Alternative Careers for Lawyers
A law degree can open doors to a number of career opportunities: public service, in-house counsel, law professor, a sole practitioner, or the track to counsel or partner in a law firm. Unless a family member or a mentor has exposed you to what the day-to-day life of a lawyer may be like, you might find that being a lawyer is not what you'd thought it would be.
Getting a law degree is a substantial financial and personal investment. If you decide that a traditional legal career is not for you, you may find that that your legal education can also prepare you for a non-traditional career. Here are some articles you might find useful in your search.
Non-Lawyer Jobs for Lawyers
Alternative Career Options for Burned-Out Lawyers
Career Change for Lawyers in a Global Economy
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Alternative Careers for Those With a J.D.
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Alternative Careers for JDs
Considering switching from private practice to public service? Check out this resource:
Public Service Job Directory: If you're interested in a career in public service, this national job bank posts job opportunities, including careers in the federal government and a Job 'o the Day.
Alternative Careers for Lawyers - Powerpoint Presentation: Find out how to prepare effective cover letters, interview for a non-legal job, and figure out some of the most difficult questions you may be asked during an interview.