How can I find out more about particular fields/practice settings?
These pages outline only the very barest of information about legal careers. There are three basic ways to find out more, listed here in declining order of helpfulness:
- work in one or more law offices,
- talk to practicing attorneys, and
- read more detailed descriptions of legal careers.
Remember, this is a $150,000 decision you’re making. It’s worth doing as much research as you can before you start taking on all that debt.
Internships—paid, for credit, or entirely volunteer—are the best way to get experience in a legal field before making the big decision about whether law school is the right path to the career you want to pursue. The answer to the question, “Should I do an internship?” is always,...read more »
There are a number of published resources for finding out more about different legal careers—so many that it would be impossible to list them all. But here are a few that we’ve found especially helpful: Online resources NALP: The National Association of Legal Career Professionals NALP is...read more »