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1 Law Abigail Blair and Kierra McClinton Career Industry Video CNS 220

2 What is it? Study, develop and apply laws Paralegal, legal assistant Attorney, lawyer Jurist Judge

3 Strong Interest Inventory Enterprising: Interests: Business Politics Leadership Work activities Managing Persuading Potential skills: Verbal ability Ability to motivate and direct others Values Risk taking Competition

4 Strong Interest Inventory Investigative: Interests Research Work activities Research Solving abstract problems Potential skills Writing Analyzing Values Independence Curiosity Learning

5 Strong Interest Inventory Social: Interests People Teamwork Helping Work activities Training Helping people Potential skills Listening Verbal ability Values Service to others

6 Skills Active Learning Persuasion Active Listening Speaking Writing Negotiation Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Complex Problem Solving Judgment and Decision Making

7 What kind of Career Explorers Become Lawyers? Roadtrip Nation Close-ended explorers Know what they want, and work to achieve it A law career requires a high level of education Job function changes as you are promoted Paralegal to practicing Attorney set goals and reach them

8 Tasks Represent clients in court or before government agencies. Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases. Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal. Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.

9 How to Enter the Legal Profession You can study a variety of things in undergrad history, philosophy, communication to politics. Have a specific interest! To guide what kind of law you want to study and practice in the future

10 How to enter the Law Profession Cont.. 1. Internships and networking Deacon source internship opportunities 2. Network LinkedIn profiles Job shadow 3. Apply to law school take the LSAT 4. Pass the Bar Exam

11 Apply NOW! Considering that there is a 38% decline in law school applicants since 2010, so even though job opportunities after graduation are limited and competitive, getting into law school is easier than it previously has been.

12 Decon source Internship Opportunities Department of Justice- Office of International Affairs Summer 2015 Washington D.C. Criminal Justice, International Law, Law Enforcement Administrative Legal Assistant Gurstel Chargo P. Firm Summer 2015 Omaha, NE Training for Paralegal Program

13 Is Law School Really Necessary? the average law degree-holder will earn $990,000 more over his or her lifetime than a bachelor s degree-holder. =

14 Here are the facts Paralegal 47% have a bachelor s degree 32% have an associates degree 20 % have some college Practicing Attorney 92% have a Doctorate or Professional degree 8% have a Master s degree

15 Cost of Law School Extremely dependent public, private, in-state, out of state $19,102/yr to $52,525/yr = $57,306 to $157,575 Prior to obtaining a JD (Juris Doctor, law degree), having graduated from a school of high academic standing (like WFU), one should expect to earn a salary of around $80,000 After obtaining a JD expected salary rise to around $127,000

16 Paying for Law School Law school is very expensive BUT Salary increases and job function changes SO. Look for scholarship and financial aid opportunities!!!

17 Scholarships are Key! Scholarships are offered for merit, performance on LSAT, academic record from undergrad, essay contest, financial aid status external scholarships can come from a business/law firm that sees potential in you to contribute to the legal profession

18 Different Law Professions Intellectual property lawyer Tax lawyer Employment rights lawyer Personal injury lawyer Real estate lawyer Bankruptcy lawyer

19 Different Law Professions Cont.. 1. Corporate: settle legal formalities for businesses creation of business, dissolution, permits /contracts average $162,508 salary 2. Criminal: defend people who are accused of criminal activity, ranging from robbery to murder average $127,425 salary 3. Family: mediate and oversee family matters like divorce, child custody and adoption average $103,658 salary

20 Interview / Job Shadow Ronald Payne Payne Law, PLLC Criminal and Family Court Lawyer What the day consisted of: Calendar Call 8:00 am Mediation 12:00pm till 4 pm Court Case 5:30 pm Back at office logging everything into Clio

21 Top Law firms Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Davis Polk & Wardell LLP

22 Still Interested in Law? Here are the resources: Vault OnetOnline DeaconSource https://deaconsource.experience. com/experience/login/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/

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