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Alternative Careers

What can you do with a law degree besides practice law in a traditional legal environment?
There are many options available and deciding upon a nontraditional legal career should be a thoughtful process. There are pros and cons to beginning your career outside of a traditional legal practice, and the information below will help you get started in determining if an alternative legal career is right for you.

Alternative Careers for JDs
Adapted from a presentation by the Career Development Office at Creighton University School of Law
NALP Educational Conference, April 2010

Examples of Non-Traditional Jobs for Law-Trained Professionals

From Lawyer to Administrator (via www.nalp.org)

Alternative Careers & Things to Consider

Alternative Careers for Lawyers: Websites of Interest

The Before & After Resume: Effective Resumes for the Alternative Career Job Search

Handling Tough Interview Issues

Alternative Career Testimonials (via www.nalp.org)

Industries That Hire People with JDs

Higher Education Law At a Glance

Top 50 Consulting Firms (via www.vault.com)


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