The delivery of legal services is a complex process that requires a team of skilled professionals. As a result, the legal field holds many different kinds of legal career options encompassing a diverse range of skills, experience and education. Developments in the law and technology are also creating new legal career opportunities.
John Jay has an excellent resource for those interested in going to law school to become practicing lawyers, our Pre-Law Institute. If you want to become a lawyer, English is an excellent choice of major and we have several alumni currently in law school or who have recently graduated.
But there are other kinds of careers related to the law that do not require a J.D., and these may be exciting career options for some. A few of the areas of legal careers are:
- Legal and Administrative Support
- Litigation Support
- Court Staff
- Court Reporting
- Legal Consulting
- Legal Publishing
- Legislative Aide
- Compliance Specialists