In the Profession
A law degree may be a passport to legal practice, social or environmental advocacy, teaching and research, or public/private management. In all of these, legal knowledge and skills are important. Also important are basic knowledge and skills from other disciplines.
- To be a reflective advocate for clients, learn the law, how to argue well, and become aware of ethical principles.
- To promote social reform, study public law and its application to community problems.
- To understand environmental problems, become conversant with the essential principles of ecology.
- To resolve disputes outside of courts, learn to read social and cultural situations to develop empathy and creative ways of problem solving.
- To handle medical issues facing individuals and society, develop basic familiarity with health policy and sciences.
- To teach and research law related subjects, and to gain deeper perspective, study legal history or jurisprudence.
- To enter the business world, acquire some knowledge of management, economics, and social psychology.
- To find meaning in professional life, follow your passions and stoke your curiosities about law, humanities, and the social sciences.