Using a Legal Education in Non-Legal Fields

For those considering law school as an avenue to a non-legal career, note that most graduating law students enter private or government practice directly after law school.

While it is true that a law degree can lead to a variety of occupations, most law students become lawyers in the private sector, and even those who pursue "nontraditional careers" usually begin their quest with several years of active practice. The mere fact that you have a law degree will not lead you to a top management position on Wall Street or in Hollywood. Given the expense of a legal education, you might be better served with an MBA degree or the experience of working at an entry level position in your non-legal field of interest.