I'm interested in Law but I don't want to be a lawyer. Which other options could I look into?
I am about to graduate with my undergrad in Political Science and Sociology and was considering law school but I am not interested in become a lawyer. Are there other careers I can do with a law degree and not practice law? #law #graduate-school #legal #legal-studies #legal-profession #legal-writing
Gary Stephen’s Answer
Hi. Good question. My wife and I work for Dell...she is in the legal dept and works with contracts...contract managers, negotiators and capture managers make good money and require legal knowledge. Most larger companies have these type of positions. Escalation, dispute resolution and some human resources jobs require a legal background as well. Good luck.
Paul V.’s Answer
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Yes, but you won't earn enough to pay back the law school loans, and you will be competing with all the law school graduates who were unable to find jobs as lawyers. Have you considered a career as a Paralegal? If you do, please select a school that is approved by the American Bar Association. http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/paralegals/directory/tx.html
Amarillo College, Amarillo El Centro College, Dallas Kaplan College (f/k/a Southeastern Career Institute) Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Port Arthur Lee College, Baytown Lone Star College - North Harris (f/k/a North Harris College), Houston San Jacinto College - North, Houston Tarrant County College - Hurst Texas A & M University, Commerce Texas State University, San Marcos Wharton County Junior College, Richmond
My recommendation would be Texas State University, which has an ABA approved graduate level program. You can earn either a certificate or a Master's degree. best of luck!