A law degree opens doors well beyond the courtroom
By graduating from the Concordia University School of Law, you will know how to learn, how to ask questions, how to analyze, and how to understand business. In short, you will have a sought-after skillset that translates well into a multitude of fields and has universal appeal.
A law degree can lead to a career as a public policy advisor, foreign service diplomat, public affairs representative, and speech writer. Ambassador to the United Nations? Absolutely. Think tank contributor? Definitely. And if you read the biographies of most of the people who have served as an elected official, you will find “lawyer” as the educational background for everyone from mayors, council members, and city managers to representatives, senators, and even the President of the United States.
The business world of today is filled with lawyers. Contract negotiators and human resources specialists. Lobbyists and compliance managers. Venture capitalists, mediators, and even high-powered CEOs. Business professionals with law degrees can also be found helping with mergers and acquisitions. And you can find in-house counsel at businesses large and small – local, regional, national, and international.
Being an attorney is much broader than being a trial lawyer. You can be a transactional attorney, contract negotiator, entertainment agent, or legal book writer. You could be a sports agent or mediator, a public affairs representative or crime reporter. You could also be a recruiter for a law firm.
A law degree is excellent training to become a college political science instructor, as well as a law school professor or dean.
In the Community
If you want to start a non-profit organization or work at a foundation, a law degree can help you reach your goal. Being a lawyer can also be advantageous for those looking to become a grant writer, community organizer, or children’s rights advocate. Having a law degree makes you in-demand at community organizations, Chambers of Commerce, and non-profit boards, as well.
Whether your goal is to become a practicing attorney, to run a non-profit advocating for refugees, to open and manage a small business, or to guide a corporation through mergers and acquisitions, Concordia’s mission of preparing leaders for the transformation of society will serve you well and help you achieve your career goals.
Equal Opportunity in Job Placement: Concordia University School of Law is committed to equal opportunity for all persons on the basis of individual merit and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, familial status, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion or age. The School of Law requires all employers using the services and facilities of the Career Services Office to comply with this policy; with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations; and with pertinent standards of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the National Association for Law Placement.