What Can You Do With Your JD?
The more appropriate question is: what do you want to do with your JD?
Your choices are truly as vast as your imagination can make them, and we look forward to helping you develop a career focus. Listed below are a few of the directions in which your JD may lead you.
Private Practice – working as a litigator (e.g. civil litigation, family law, criminal defense) or a transactional attorney (e.g. real estate, business transactions, estate planning) in a small, medium or large law firm
Government – working as a prosecutor or as an attorney for a government agency or a branch of the military JAG program
Public Interest – working as a public defender or as an attorney for legal aid/legal services, a civil rights organization, or with an organization supporting a specific cause (e.g. children’s issues, environmental issues, mental health issues)
Judicial Clerkship – working for a Judge or as a staff attorney for a specific court
Corporate/In-house – working as an attorney within some form of business entity
Alternative Careers – working for a real estate developer, a non-profit organization, a legal publisher, higher education, a human resources department, a trade or professional association, a political or lobbying group, or serving as a business consultant or risk manager, just to name a few!