Resume Tips or Strategies:
- State any certifications you have (PACE, CLA).
- Include a section with technical skills.
- You can state area of specialization IF you have one (Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Family Law, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, etc).
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
- Law Degree:
- Criminal Defense
- Civil Defense
- Master’s Degree:
- Public Policy Regulator
- Policy Consultant/Advisor
- Government Analyst
- Policy Researcher
- Law Researcher
Salary and job outlook information
|Job Title||Median Salary||Outlook|
|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)|
- Review your reading notes (case briefs) right before class. That way, the cases will be fresh in your mind.
- Take notes while reading. For each assigned case, write down the legally significant facts, the holding of the case, and the rationale for the court’s decision.
- Study groups can be a valuable learning tool. Talking through material with classmates can increase your understanding and retention of course material.
- Some professors and/or Academic Fellows hold review sessions prior to exams. This is a great way to clarify the issues about which you are confused.
- Take practice exams.
- Don’t get caught up in the competition aspect of law school.
Legal Studies Graduate Program Websites:
- Link to what can I do with this major: