Other Law Careers

Some people believe that getting a law degree leads only to practicing as an attorney, but, depending on your particular interests, the skills you will learn in law school can open doors to many different types of careers. You may be interested in public service, business, government, mediation, public policy, and other careers that involve comprehending complex problems and finding solutions.

Start exploring the many career options that come with getting a law degree today!

How can I use a law degree to give back to the community?

There are so many ways that expertise in the law can help a community. With a law degree, you work on issues like

  • inequality in the justice system;
  • employment discrimination;
  • immigration;
  • landlord/tenant disputes;
  • divorce and child custody/support;
  • and so many others.

How easy is it to get a job after going to law school?

Every law school has a career services office dedicated to helping graduates find job opportunities, and, as a result, most law school graduates find employment. Your success in law school and on the bar exam, and your dedication to the job hunt, are important elements in your search for the right job.

Professional Stories

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, interviewed in 2001, describes her journey from housing project to federal judge.


Cristóbal has worked hard to fight for social justice and to defend civil rights since graduating law school. Listen to him describe how the skills and credentials he earned in law school have been invaluable to his career in public policy.

Hear even more lawyers tell their stories at Discover Connections.

DiscoverLaw.org PLUS Programs

First- and second-year college students: Get the skills you need to succeed in law school by attending a four-week summer prelaw program. There’s no cost to attend, and participants receive a small stipend.

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