40 Careers with Law Degrees and No Law

Posted on 06-12-2014 by
Tags: career setbacks , change , career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills , career management , law

It’s often said “when one door closes, another opens.” But what happens if the law door closes, as you hold your J.D.? Luckily, a degree in law doesn't equate to only being a lawyer. Skills in law are highly transferable across many different professions. Working hard to fully develop these skills will allow for many career opportunities to open.

According to an article via Santa Clara Law, the following 13 skills should be developed in law school:

  1. think and write analytically
  2. speak in public
  3. write clearly and persuasively
  4. synthesize ideas
  5. compile facts and information
  6. simplify complex ideas
  7. negotiate
  8. persuade
  9. research
  10. develop a strategy to reach a desired outcome
  11. teach
  12. work with others
  13. counsel

The article elaborates with a list of 40 jobs outside of law, which use these skills that are acquired in law school.

A question to other practicing or non-practicing attorneys, do you have other recommendations or suggestions to include in the above list?


Posted on : 29 Jun 2015 8:13 PM

There are some good suggestions in this article.  Thanks for posting!

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