Law Degree Profile

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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
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
U.S. History
Careers Obtained with Law Degrees

City Official
City Planner
College Professor
Congressional Member
Corporate Advisor
Corporate Analyst
Financial Advisor
Foreign Service Officer
Immigration Officer
Law Librarian
Political Activist
Political Commentator
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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