Course Details

The Legal Profession

Where do you plan to work after law school? What are the consequences of different first post-graduation jobs for long-term career opportunities? What are the challenges and rewards that accompany particular choices? How do lawyers position themselves for changes in their careers, and what sorts of changes does the typical law graduate experience? What is the correlation between particular practice settings and career satisfaction? How do diverse lawyers fare in different practice settings? What sorts of skills, beyond legal skills, benefit new graduates in their early careers? And are there particular ethical challenges related to certain career choices?These and other questions will be explored by students in the course,The Legal Profession: Careers in the Law,through regular readings and discussion, and by talking to lawyers with relevant experience and expertise. Readings will draw from the work of empirical scholarship on lawyers' careers and the legal profession. Students also will have an opportunity to engage with law graduates (guest speakers and others) about their own experiences and career paths.Students will be evaluated on the basis of a combination of written assignments, class participation and a group presentation.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 726
Additional Course Information: Open to First Year Students


Course History

Spring 2020
Title: The Legal Profession
Faculty: Silver, Carole (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 39