6 Nonlegal Jobs That Will Prove Your Legal Degree Was Not a Waste of Time

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Summary: To have knowledge and experience with law can be beneficial in other professions such as these six nonlegal careers.
6 Nonlegal Jobs That Will Prove Your Legal Degree Was Not a Waste of Time
  • So you realize practicing law may not be the perfect lifelong career you thought it would be.
  • Well, you’re not alone in your realization; many lawyers recognize at various points in their career that law might not be the be all and end all of their 9 to 5 life.
  • But they also realize their law degree has value.
  • With that said this article presents 6 nonlegal jobs individuals with law degrees can easily and successfully take on as an alternative to practicing law.
The practice of law can be quite fickle for some. Yes, prospective practitioners within the legal field will undoubtedly go through all the needed actions to prepare themselves for law school.

After three years, many will graduate with high honors and some will be brought in by top AmLaw firms where they will work on high profile cases for close to $200,000 a year.

It’s a dream come true for the correct type of personality. Yet for others who have been through the rigors of law school, internships and getting hired by prestigious law firms, the dream may not be so sweet at the day’s end.

Honestly, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Pursuing a traditional legal path isn’t for everyone.

But that doesn’t mean one’s law school education nor their experience practicing law should go to waste. Those who have prepared themselves to practice law yet do not continue onward to make law their long term career should not throw in the towel.

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