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.
- Set up an appointment with a pre-law advisor.
- Explore career options through the Carson-Newman Life Directions Center.
- Intern with a law firm or in a law-related field.
- Talk with law students and attorneys on your own or at a Carson-Newman workshop or event.
- Sit in on a class at the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Please contact their Admissions office first.
- 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