If you're interested in the law but unsure if you want to spend three years and a lot of money pursuing a law degree, you might want to consider an alternative legal career. Legal support positions, for example, allow you to learn about the law on the job (with a paycheck).
Although practicing attorneys may not admit it, sometimes their legal staffers are better versed in certain laws or procedures and are an invaluable source of support for a law firm. As a paralegal or legal assistant, you can learn about the practice of law without the law school price tag. These positions also set you up well for law school if you later decide to get your Juris Doctor. But which alternative legal career is right for you?
We have a lot of articles on legal education, but FindLaw for Law Students also has resources to help you explore different career paths. Learn more about alternative careers in the legal profession below.