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Employment Opportunities

The following is a list of potential employment opportunities for those with a law degree.  An explanation and elaboration regarding these opportunities can be found in the School of Science Office of Academic Services, 107 Martin Hall.  Please call (256) 782-8335 to obtain this additional information.  The following has been adapted from the SAPLA Handbook/Georgetown University Law Center Career Book edited by Dr. Abbie Willard.

I.  Academic Positions

  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • University Counsel
  • Law Librarianships


II.  Business Positions

  • Corporate Counsel
  • Accounting Firms
  • Banking
  • Legal Publishing
  • Associations
  • Consulting


III.  Private Practice

  • Law Firms
  • Solo Practice


IV.  Government Positions

  • Federal
  • Capitol Hill
  • Military
  • State and Local


V.  Public Interest Opportunities

  • Public Interest Organizations
  • Legal Services Information
  • Public Defender


VI.  Judicial Clerkships

  • Federal Courts
  • State Courts


VII.  Miscellaneous

  • Financial Planning
  • Investment/Wealth Management
  • Corporate Compliance and Regulatory Positions
  • Lobbyist
  • Journalism
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance


VIII.  Educational Opportunities - Postgraduate fellowships and programs are offered by educational institutions and various organizations that can lead to the LL.M (Master of Laws) or S.J.D (Doctor of Juridical Science) degrees.  These fellowships are usually awarded after the completion of the J.D. degree.

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