Course Details

The Legal Profession: Careers of Law Graduates

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 do typical law graduates experience? What is the relationship of particular practice settings to 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 of Law Graduates, through regular readings and discussion, including discussions with law graduates about their careers, work and experiences. Readings will draw from 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 a combination of written assignments, presentations in class and participation.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 726

Additional Course Information: Open to First Year Students, Perspective Elective


Course History

Spring 2021
Title: The Legal Profession
Faculty: Silver, Carole (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 40     Actual: 40

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