There are many careers in the legal industry in addition to becoming an attorney. Roles such as mediators, crime scene investigators, paralegals, and corrections officers are just a few of the many careers available. With any career decision, research opportunities that exist in the field of law before committing to the additional time and expense of law school.
These resources on what you can do with a law degree, common areas of employment, and salary details.
- Career Opportunities in the Legal Field – other careers related to law in addition to becoming an attorney
- What Can I Do With a Degree in Law? – Includes areas of law, types of employers, and information/strategies for pursuing careers in various areas, as well as law specialties or practice areas to consider
- Thinking About Law School – Information and links from LSAC (Law School Admission Council)
- Oles in Law (Linkedin search link) – to connect and network with St. Olaf law alumni
- Law Graduate Employment Data – Statistics from the ABA (American Bar Association) on law graduate career outcomes
- Law School Transparency Score Reports – Allows applicants to easily compare employment scores and industry details from specific schools
- National Association for Law Placement (NALP) – In-depth research and statistics on legal employment and salaries
- Law School Toolbox: Law School 101 – Includes resources, blogs, a podcast, tutoring and courses for people considering law school.
- American Bar Association – information on practice specialties and the ABA “what kind of lawyer will you be?” legal career quiz.