Most often when law students first consider a career in academia, they think of being a tenured professor.  If that’s your goal, you’ll want to review the following section for more detailed information and advice on that path

Other Options in Academia

Law schools and universities however, offer a wide variety of opportunities for lawyers in addition to the traditional professorship, including:

  1. Clinical teaching
  2. Law Librarian
  3. General Counsel’s Office
  4. Law School Centers or Programs
  5. Government and Community Relations (Lobbying)
  6. Law School or undergraduate administration (student affairs, career services, development, etc.)


To learn more about these options, check out: