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Career Resources for Legal Studies Majors:

Legal Studies Graduate Programs:

  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)
  • Public Administration MPA, PhD

Career options:

  • Law Degree:
    • Lawyer
      • Prosecutor
      • Criminal Defense
      • Business/Corporate
      • Environmental
      • Civil Defense
      • Bankruptcy
      • Immigration
      • Military
      • Estate
      • Family/Divorce
    • Litigator
  •  Master’s Degree:
    • Public Policy Regulator
    • Policy Consultant/Advisor
    • Government Analyst
  • PhD:
    • Professor
    • Policy Researcher
    • Law Researcher

Salary and job outlook information

Job Title Median Salary Outlook
Lawyers $114.970 +6% (average)
Paralegals and Legal Assistants (Legal Aids, Legal Assistants, Legal Administrative Assistants) $48,350 +8% (average)
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants (Law Secretaries, Legal Secretaries) $35,970 +3% (slower than average)
Judges and Hearing Officers (Judges, Jurists, Justices, Justices of the Peace) $102,380 -1%
Arbitrators, Mediators and Conciliators $57,180 +9% (average)
Court Reporters $49,860 +2% (slower than average)

  • Legal Studies:
    • What is the latest non-legal book you’ve read?
    • Who is your hero/heroine?
    • Why did you choose law?
    • What would make you a good trial advocate?
    • How would you go about making a trusting relationship with a client?
    • How are your writing skills?
    • Are you a team player or do you prefer to work on your own?
    • What constitutes as success in your mind?
    • Is there any crime you would have trouble defending?
    • How do you feel about accountability vs reconciliation?
    • What interest do you have in service to the public?
  • Paralegals:

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