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Law degrees are associated with the area of political science or liberal arts, and curriculum focuses on political structure, government relations, international relations, and is a foundation for civil servants and those pursuing careers in politics, judicial practices or law.Law Degree Profile

Common Specialized Degree Programs

  • Civil procedure
  • Constitutional law
  • Corporate law
  • Criminal law
  • Environmental law
  • Estate planning
  • International law
  • Legal advocacy
  • Legal research
  • Legal writing
  • Patent law
  • Taxation
  • Torts law

Average Salary

Entry level $57,000 to $106,000 mid-career

Degree Programs

A bachelor’s degree is required for entry-level work from a completion of between 120 and 128 credit hours depending on the university and a passing grade on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Master’s degree and doctoral degrees are preferred for mid-level work entry.

Best Law Schools
(According to U.S. News, 2009)

Yale University
Harvard University

Stanford University
Columbia University
University of Chicago

College courses: Political Science, History, Government

AP Classes to Take in High School to Prepare

  • Comp Government & Politics
  • U.S. Government & Politics
  • Psychology
  • U.S. History

Careers Obtained with Law Degrees

  • Archivist
  • Attorney
  • City Official
  • City Planner
  • College Professor
  • Comptroller
  • Congressional Member
  • Corporate Advisor
  • Corporate Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Judge
  • Law Librarian
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Mediator
  • Political Activist
  • Political Commentator
  • Pollster
  • Risk Manager
  • Urban Policy Planner

Notable Law MajorsJohn Cleese has a law degree.

  • Andrea Bocelli, Singer
  • Barack Obama, the 44th and current President of the United States
  • Dr. Victoria Zdrok, Playboy Bunny
  • Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
  • Jay Bilas, College basketball analyst for ESPN, Former National Basketball Association player
  • Jerry Springer, Television Host
  • Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States
  • John Cleese, Writer, Director, Actor and Comedian
  • Robert Parker, founder of The Wine Advocate and Wine Critic
  • Tony La Russa, Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Manager
  • William Sanderson, Actor

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