Congratulations! You’re in law school. You’ve resisted the urge to get a master’s degree in English, you dislike the sight of blood and so avoided med school, your family always told you that with your mouth, you’d make a good lawyer…or that you’re so logical and level-headed, you’d be a natural. Hopefully you truly want to be a lawyer and, no matter what led you to law school, you are starting to look for the path to using your law degree and enjoying your career.
Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. The ABA Legal Career Quiz is not a scientific instrument nor a comprehensive work that ensures a particular job fit, now or in the future. It’s a quick introduction to help you begin the career exploration process and identify some directions you may be leaning to help you start to narrow down possible pathways that may be of interest to you.
Help us help you get started by making a series of choices. If you don’t know which options to select, that’s an indication that you’ll want to do more research, talk with your law school career advisors and alumni, and participate in Bar Association career programs or job fairs. In any case, we invite you to read the text following the options below to learn more about your choices and to gain some additional, needed information
So let’s get started. Select the options that fit you best…
Even though it may be obvious, it’s critically important to emphasize that going to law school is a significant investment of time and money, and students need to do their diligence before applying and while attending. Learn as much as you can to understand what lawyers do and all the walks you can pursue with a law degree. We hope this has helped you eliminate any career directions that definitely don’t interest you and has aided your focus on areas to explore further as you begin to guide your way forward in the legal profession.
Please watch the ABA Legal Career Central web pages for further publications, programs, and profiles designed to provide an array of information and inspiration to you now and as you progress in the profession. And take advantage of the tools offered with law student Premium Membership.