The career opportunities for graduates in legal studies are unlimited. Graduates can become paralegals, administrators, program directors or elected officials, or they may go on to law school to become an attorney.
In addition to speaking with an adviser, any of the books listed below might help students decide on a career in legal studies:
- DeLucia, Robert C. and Thomas J. Doyle. (1998). Career Planning in Legal Studies Cincinnati, OH: Anderson.
- Harr, J. Scott, and Karen M. Hess. (2000). Seeking Employment in Legal Studies and Related Fields, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
- Justice Research Association. (2000). Your Legal Studies Career, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hal.
- Stephens, W. Richard, Jr. (1999). Careers in Legal Studies, Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
What can I do with a degree in legal studies?
Many occupations today require college-educated individuals who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate as much to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills as your specific academic major.
Legal studies is the study of the effective implementation of law and legal procedures as well as the relationship of laws to the safety and protection of life and property. Legal services are more concerned with research and support related to the understanding and interpretation of law, legal procedures and practices.
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