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Want to make a positive impact on the society? Stand up for what you believe in and make a difference by pursuing a career in law.
$126,930: the average annual salary of lawyers worldwide
9% - Expected increase in employment opportunities for lawyers this decade
43,000 openings projected for paralegals and legal assistants each year
Openings projected for lawyers each year
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Law study options and costs
The subsequent step is taking the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test), it consists of 175 multiple choice questions and a written essay. The total fee for this process rounds up to $340 and it includes the writing test, law school report and credential assembly service. Your LSAT score will help you gain admission to a school offering a JD (Juris Doctor) degree programme. In the US, it is important to complete your JD at a school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
Once students enter their desired law school, they likely specialise in a discipline of law such as criminal, tax, constitutional or environmental law. This process usually takes three years to complete and over the three years a law student in the United States can expect to pay anywhere from $87,222 (in-state, public school) to $153,804 (private school) for the entire programme.
In the US, once you earn your Juris Doctor, completing the State Bar Association examination provides you the license to practice law within your state. Since laws and legislations in different states vary, a law student may need to appear in the State Bar examinations of different states.
Many law students intern in government or private firms during their education to gain practical experience. The work includes research for cases, taking notes during trials and interacting with clients. After completing the above-mentioned milestones, lawyers can apply for various certifications to master litigation.
Career pathways for Law graduates
Immigration lawyers help people get visas and permanent residence to foreign countries. They are also involved in dealing with deportation and citizenships. The average salary for an immigration lawyer in the US is $66,226 per year.
A judge presides over court-room meetings and trials, it is their job to analyse evidence and make sure a fair ruling is given in accordance with the state or national laws. However, they might act as mediators in cases involving a jury. The average salary for a judge in the US is $83,002.
A law professor basically teaches and guides law students through the course of their degree. They may continue to practice law simultaneously as well. Their average salary is $93,312 per year.
Corporate counsellors review business contracts, regulations and mergers between companies to make sure everything is being conducted legally. They also form the first line of defence if a company is threatened by a lawsuit. Their average salary in the US is $124,788 per year.
Political affairs officer
These officers have to be accomplished in foreign and national law since they usually serve as liaisons or ambassadors of a country. They are involved in drafting policies that benefit both of the governments involved and maintain peace. The average salary of a political affairs officer is $100,091 per year.
Patent attorneys are involved with clients who usually patent an invention. They are responsible for filing the patent application, reviewing any pre-existing ones and helping with copyright issues. Their average salary in the US is $175,524 per year.