A degree in Legal Studies prepares you to assist lawyers with various duties including the investigation of facts and research of laws.
Before you begin to look at the different types of opportunities available to Legal Studies majors, you must look at yourself and ask yourself a few basic questions:
Understand your major strengths, skills and accomplishments. Some examples of skills and qualities employers look for are:
Attention to detail
Examine your interests. What kind of life style do I want to lead? Examine your values...is money what you're after, job security, challenging work?
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Once you know yourself, you are ready to decide where and how you want to apply this knowledge.
A bachelor's degree in Legal Studies and the appropriate skills and/or experience can lead to positions in:
Preparing written reports
In the areas of law such as:
Patent and copyright law
Real estate law
Trusts and estates
Environmental law, etc...
Some examples of related occupations are:
Compliance and enforcement inspectors
Occupational safety and health workers
Title examiners, etc...
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Typical places of employment are:
Large and small law firms
Community legal services
Consumer organizations, etc...