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Posted June 16, 2015 by

You Should Read This First If You Are Thinking Of a Career in the Law Industry

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Legal gavel on a law book. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s more than useful

With how things are going, perhaps every one of us should have some kind of legal training as a life skill like reading, writing and driving. However, that’s just to say that regardless if you end up in a career within the law industry or elsewhere, it is good thing to get an education in law at whatever level.

The question though is, why do you want a legal career? In addition, which career do you want in the industry? Let’s talk about that shall we? (more…)

Posted April 09, 2015 by

The Road to Law School: 4 Ways to Start Your Journey Early

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University of Michigan Law School building. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Law school is not merely a three-year commitment. Rather, it is the culmination of a years-long journey that begins no later than your first day of college. Here are a few ways to get ahead of the game and set yourself up for success in law school and beyond.

Find Your Academic Niche While Keeping an Eye Toward the Future

When it comes to law school admissions, where you went to school is far less important than what kind of grades you earned while you were in school. Therefore, getting good grades from day one is an absolute must. It all counts, so make sure not to choose a GPA-killing major like engineering or chemistry unless you are absolutely certain you will be able to excel. Know thyself, or you may end up regretting your choice when you make it to the actual application process. (more…)

Posted April 06, 2015 by

Six Of The Best Benefits Of Pursuing A Career In Law

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Woman holding a scales of justice focus on the scales of justice. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You have many options when trying to choose a career. One path that you should not ignore is going to law school and becoming an attorney. A career in law has many unique attributes that are rewarding and exciting. You should understand the six best benefits of pursuing a career in law: (more…)

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Looking for a Career in Law? 4 College Options to Consider

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Serious lawyer make a closing statement in the court room. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A career in law is not only a selective career path, but it is also plenty demanding. Despite that, it can also be very rewarding both personally and financially. Lawyers work in a variety of settings from private firms and government agencies to educational institutions and political organizations. While in college, you will need to do a lot of research to decide if the law is actually the right field for you. Here are some things that can help you decide: (more…)

Posted February 27, 2015 by

Career Paths for Law Students: Where You Can Go

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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 February 23, 2015 by

Five Careers to Consider Before Going to Law School

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Attorney at law sitting at desk holding pen with files with a card for Mediation. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Many students enter their college education with a plan for going to law school. The reasons for this decision vary, but many students intend to go to law school because they have a desire to help others and/or they like the salary prospects. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), lawyers make around $113,000 a year. However, in a study reported by the Washington Post, only about 30% of lawyers are actually happy in their profession. While being a lawyer is a good career—and certainly a necessary one in our society—law practice is not a good fit for everyone. Here are some great ideas in the field that might be a better fit for you: (more…)

Posted December 26, 2014 by

Getting a Legal Internship

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Law student outdoors. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Graduating law school is a great accomplishment. It takes a remarkable amount of studying and dedication to become a criminal lawyer. Lawyers are very bright people. However, you will still have work to do after you receive your diploma. Now you need to set your sights on getting a legal internship. As you might imagine, there is a great deal of competition for these coveted positions. Therefore, you need to do everything you can to set yourself apart from the other applicants. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways you can go about landing a legal internship as soon as possible after you graduate: (more…)

Posted August 05, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Want to Find Jobs in the Legal Field? What You Should Know

Recent college graduates can find jobs in law if they understand how to get started in the field.  The following post shares information they need to know.

A career in law is not only stimulating for the brain, but financially rewarding too. When you tell people you have a career in law, people are often impressed and will ask many questions (which can sometimes be a little annoying). There are many different careers in law, so you’ll need to decide

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Posted July 08, 2014 by

How Can Law School Graduates Obtain Law Work Experience?

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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 November 11, 2013 by

Graduated from Law School? How to Pay Off Your Student Loans

Congratulations on graduating from law school!  Now, while you’re focusing on finding a job, there also comes the responsibility of paying off your student loans.  Even though this might be a stressful thought, there are options to help you eliminate this debt.  Learn more in the following infographic. (more…)