Wondering about legal job opportunities? Many applicants ask about our employment placement rate (which remains at 93%) and career options. There’s a lot of talk in the media about the economy and lawyers, but with work, commitment, dedication and a bit of networking law school graduates can find a fulfilling career.
Certain legal fields continue to offer lucrative opportunities. Specialized attorneys in corporate and health law, which are concentrations on the Delaware campus, often secure positions in firms, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and businesses. A background in administrative or legislative law offers excellent preparation for government careers. Our Harrisburg campus holds numerous resources to help you network towards state or federal positions.
Widener Law’s esteemed alumni work as judges, district attorneys, mayors, representatives, partners in law firms and a variety of other areas. How can you find similar jobs? Start by meeting graduates. Use the resources available to build a professional network, it will help immensely when seeking internships and jobs! Also, advice from recent law graduates may help you.
But a law degree does not mean you must practice. Our Multicultural Affairs Officer, Dean of Admissions and Director of Admissions received a J.D. (all from Widener!) but pursued alternate paths. Besides law school administration, graduates may become financial planners, mediators or consultants. Check out some stories from law school graduates pursuing alternative careers.
The U.S. Occupational Outlook Handbook holds a wealth of information about work descriptions and job outlooks. Our Career Development Office also assists students to seek out opportunities, build strong resumes, ace interviews and succeed in fulfilling positions.
I hope this helps you with your journey to law school. As always, do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!