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Category: Alternative Career Paths



Politics Careers

Is politics your passion?

January 01, 2017

A Congressional staffer shares his story and offers suggestions on how to build a satisfying career in public service.

Legal Career Quiz

What kind of lawyer will you be? Take the Legal Career Quiz

February 18, 2016

Some attorneys knew what kind of law they want to practice long before law school. Others may be well into their career and still trying to figure it all out. For the latter, we've got a new tool for you.ABA Legal Career Central has teamed up with the

Who goes to law school and doesn’t practice law?

Who goes to law school and doesn’t practice law?

December 10, 2015

I have heard this question a million times. I am still less than five years out of law school, and it still puzzles people that I do not practice law.Yes, I was willing to go through 3 years of tortur- ahem, I mean law school to not practice. I also

Maze

Finding Your Nonlegal Niche

September 01, 2014

Sometimes, you just know. And for some in law school, what you know is that practicing law through a typical legal employer would never make your heart sing. At the same time, you know the value of a legal education, which is why you chose law school in the first

Think Tank

So You Want to Make Policy? Think Tank Jobs for Lawyers

October 01, 2010

By Arin Greenwood. So what is a think tank, anyway? The term “think tank” can mean lots of different things. It usually (though not always) is used to describe a nonprofit, public policy-oriented organization that does research and advocacy. But there is no strict definition of what makes an organization a think