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Careers: Law

Working in the legal profession

The career opportunities in the legal profession are numerous. Though a majority of lawyers are employed in private practice, a great many lawyers are salaried employees of corporations, labor unions, trade associations, and the government. Other law-trained individuals apply their skills to law practices in corporate management, public administration, or politics. Judges are also trained in law.

No particular course of study is a prerequisite for admission to law school. However, political science is one of the fields of concentration most frequently chosen by those who plan to go to law school.

The expanding population of the U.S. and the increasing complexity of government and business have combined to create a strong demand for law school graduates since the late 1950's. As undergraduate courses are chosen certain goals must be kept in mind. A lawyer must be able to communicate effectively, understand human institutions and values, and develop critical thinking.

For more information on careers in law, visit Calvin's Pre-Law Web site .

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