Legal Careers

Choosing a Legal Career

Law school graduates pursue a variety of career paths leading to jobs in business, government, and higher education among others. Students contemplating a legal career should understand their own motivations as the law is a rigorous field of study. Even the application process is not for the faint of heart! In order to determine whether a legal career is right for you, there are a number of different ways to explore the field of law and determine whether law school is right for you.

  1. Set up an appointment with a pre-law advisor.
  2. Explore career options through the Carson-Newman Life Directions Center.
  3. Intern with a law firm or in a law-related field.
  4. Talk with law students and attorneys on your own or at a Carson-Newman workshop or event.
  5. Sit in on a class at the University of Tennessee College of Law.
    Please contact their Admissions office first.
  6. Read One L by Scott Turow; an insider’s account of his first year at Harvard Law School.

The following resources are also useful:

Boston College Pre-Law Hieros Gamos The Law School Admissions Council The Pre Law Handbook Southern Methodist University Pre-Law Services Villanova Law School Advising Program

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