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Pre-Law – Careers


What Can I Do With A Pre-Law Degree?

Most law schools require applicants to earn a bachelor’s degree and pass the Law School Admission Test. Upon completion of the law degree (typically three years), candidates must also pass a state’s written bar examination. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, lawyers held nearly 800,000 jobs in 2012, the majority of them in private or corporate legal offices. Some were employed in local, state and federal governments. About 22 percent of them were self-employed. Salaries of experienced lawyers vary widely according to the type, size, and location of their employer. The median annual wage for lawyers in 2012 was $113,530 with the top 10 percent earning $187,200. Employment is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022 as fast as the average for all occupations.



Office of Career and Professional Development

We are here to help students navigate their way through the process of seeking meaningful and valuable career experiences, including on-campus employment, internships, service opportunities, and part-time and full-timework. Our team helps you develop a resume and cover letters, conduct mock interviews and contemplate your future career choices. We also offer ongoing professional development workshops and events.

Our partnership begins right away. When you arrive on campus, you’ll work in tandem with a life coach to ensure a smooth and successful transition to Maryville.

Learn More About The Office of Career and Professional Development