Alternative Career Paths
If you are like many people who think about applying to law school, you may wish to use the following skills in your occupation:
Advocate, Counsel, Listen, Speak, Write, Negotiate, Interview, Analyze, Research, Solve Problems, Think Critically, Organize, Manage, Envision, Persuade, Appreciate Diversity and Cultural Interdependence.
There are numerous career options, other than practicing law, that utilize these skills. Here are just a few careers to consider:
|Conflict Resolution||NGO work|
|Community Relations||Public Interest Work|
|Community Outreach||Protective Services|
|Foreign Service work||Social Services provider|
|Educational Administration||Volunteer Coordinator|
|Teaching||Career and Executive Coaching|
|Government and Non-Profit Work||Admissions and Academic Advising|
|Human Resources||Organizational Development|
|Training and Development||Campaign/Legislative Aide|
If you would like information about alternatives to law school, please schedule an appointment with a counselor at the Bates Career Development Center by calling 786-6232.