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Legal Career Quiz

Launch your way forward in the legal profession.

How will you use your law degree? Take the quiz and find out.

Congratulations! You’re starting your legal career.

PresentedBy-LCCYou’ve resisted the urge to get a master’s degree in English. You hate the sight of blood, so you avoided med school. No matter what led you to the law, you are starting to look for a path to use your law degree.

Well, you’ve come to the right place. The ABA Legal Career Quiz is not a scientific instrument. It’s a quick introduction to help you as you explore your career options. We can point you in the right direction as you narrow down the pathways that may interest you.

So … what type of lawyer should you be?


LET'S GET STARTED

I want to ...

I want to practice law.

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I want to explore alternative options for my law degree.

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Next: Question 2

How about practice area?

I want to work for corporations on highly complex matters.

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I want to give back and help others through public service.

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Next: Question 3

That's great - now who would you like to represent.

I want to focus on litigation; I enjoy advocating for one side.

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I want to focus on transactional work; I like drafting documents.

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I want to go into regulatory work; I want to focus on legislation and policy.

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Next: Question 4

Have you joined the ABA?

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I am a member of the ABA.

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join us!. ABA membership is free for law students, so that's a no-brainer. Join now!

Why join? You'll get lots of great resources to help you kickstart your career and become a better lawyer. And if you get involved in practice specialty groups you'll make lots of connections in the profession.

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I am not a member of the ABA

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Join now!

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What's the ABA?

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Next: Question 5

What size of firm do you prefer?

I want to start on entry-level tasks on big assignments while I learn the ropes.

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I want to jump right into the water, getting results and moving on to the next task.

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Next: Question 6

What type of worker are you?

I want to work on a large team with a good deal of resources and mentorship.

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I want to be in a small working group where I might get individual responsibility sooner.

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I like to work alone or with one other person and welcome being independent.

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Next: Question 7

Are you aiming to work in a specific area of law?

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Concentrations...


I want to specialize in one area of law.

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I want to be a generalist and practice more than one type of law.

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I have no idea; I'd pretty much do anything just to get started.

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Next: Results

The results are in! Here is your guide based on the answers you have selected


Conclusion

Even though it may be obvious, going to law school is a significant investment of time and money. Do your diligence before applying and while attending. Learn as much as you can about what lawyers do and all the walks you can pursue with a law degree. We hope this quiz has helped.

Please watch the ABA Legal Career Center 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 ABA law student membership.



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