Our Career Development Office is here to help, whether you:
• need help polishing your resume
• want to explore alternative career options
• are looking for a new position or considering a change of career, or
• just need to talk with someone who's "been there"
A law degree opens many doors for you, whether you're looking to practise in a law firmor government setting, start a career in social justice, or pursue graduate studies. With the skills and tools you'll acquire during your JD at the Schulich School of Law, any number of the career options listed below are possible.
It's very common to start law school not knowing what area of law you want to study, or where you see yourself working after graduation. The Career Development Office provides one-on-one career counseling to help you decide what you want to do with your law degree.
Be a practising lawyer in:
Private law firm
Smaller, general practice
Legal aid clinic/service
Be a non-practising lawyer in:
All of the above, but as a paralegal, legal researcher, etc.
Law schools (teaching or administration)
Judiciary/administrative boards & tribunals
Mediation & arbitration
Other roles and fields where legal education & training is an asset:
Legal publishers and research
Sports & entertainment agent
Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University
Weldon Law Building
6061 University Avenue PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
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