How to Choose Your Law Career

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When choosing a law career, first consider what law subjects have been studied and which subjects have been of the most interest. Find out how to shadow someone at a law firm with legal advice from a certified family mediator in this free video on laws and the court.

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You are either a law student or a recent law school graduate, and now you're trying to decide what area of the law you want to go in. What area of the law you want to make a career in. Hello. I'm Robert Todd, and I'm here to answer the question, how to choose a law career. The first thing you can consider doing, is to consider what law subjects have you taken that have interested you the most, and what law subjects have you done the best in. Really, what law subjects do you have the most fun in. What can you see yourself doing five years from now, ten years from now, or twenty years from now? What seems like it would get old? What seems like it would always be exciting when you get up? If you're still unsure, consider visiting some law firms in the areas in which you want to practice law. Go check them out, see if you can shadow someone for a day, or several days. See what they do, and see if you can see yourself doing that. You don't have to limit yourself to a law career as being a lawyer, you could also be a legal consultant. You could also join the corporate world. There are many, many things you can do with a law degree and still pursue a legal career. I'm Robert Todd, and thank you for watching.


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