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Posted February 27, 2015 by

Career Paths for Law Students: Where You Can Go

University law school graduate on graduation day

University law school graduate on graduation day. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

No doubt, you labored admirably to acquire your law degree. Having graduated from law school, you may have decided that practicing law is the one and only career option. The good news is that your law degree can be put to good use securing some incredibly, diverse careers that are outside of the law. Given today’s economy and the competition within the legal industry, there’s an entire economy of alternative career opportunities that span a vast array of industries. The skills you’ve developed are marketable. (more…)

Posted July 08, 2014 by

How Can Law School Graduates Obtain Law Work Experience?

Smiling female law school graduate in university library, holding degree, diploma, or certificate

Smiling female law school graduate in university library, holding degree, diploma, or certificate. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It is a fact that in most of the jurisdictions, the license is a must to give legal opinions and represent clients in court of law. As the legal industry is frequently firmly regulated, acquiring particular experience of lawyer work can be quite tricky. There are some jurisdictions that still allow legal apprenticeships, where an individual can work with the guidance of a lawyer who has a license, performing different duties that a legal representative would perform. In its place, there are many jurisdictions that require future attorneys to attend a law school and get knowledge about the actual lawyer’s work through internship programs, supervised clinics, and other means like work positions made available to graduate students while they are looking for license. (more…)

Posted April 29, 2014 by

A Career in Wills Could Be Paying Under Proper Guidance

Someone's hand signing a last will and testament

Someone’s hand signing a last will and testament. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Pursuing a course in law is not unusual as it is one of the earliest subjects. What is unusual is pursuing a course in writing wills. Though wills could be made by any person and does not require any special qualification, people prefer to get it written by professionals. It is undeniable that a scholar in law is more equipped to scripting a will than a layman.

Most students studying law aspire to become solicitors, barristers, or paralegal professionals. Writing a will could be considered a paralegal activity being practised more by fresh law graduates. It actually is a stepping stone for larger assignments in the future. (more…)