Alternative Legal Careers
Suggestions for Changing Careers
This section discusses the reasons why attorneys move from mainstream to alternative legal careers, the upsides and downsides of this kind of career move, the many non-traditional career opportunities open to attorneys, where to find legal career alternatives, and whether your educational credentials need enhancement in order to make such a move.
How To Make The Switch
The resume and cover letter advice that follows is not intended to be an exhaustive treatment on how to prepare these documents. Rather, it focuses on how to refine presentation materials when changing careers, specifically from law into a law-related career.
600+ Things You Can Do With a Law Degree
(Other Than Practice Law)
Alternative legal careers are rapidly growing in popularity. We have been monitoring non-traditional, law-related employment opportunities since the inception of our National and Federal Legal Employment Report in 1979.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Banking and Finance
Contracts, Procurement & Grants
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Energy & Natural Resources
Insurance & Risk Management
International Affairs, Trade & Investment
Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
Management & Administration
Marketing & Development
Media & Entertainment
Teaching - Law School
Teaching - Undergraduate/Graduate