Alternative careers similar to law?

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pollywolly88
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Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby pollywolly88 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:45 pm

What alternative careers are there for someone with an interest in law? I am not sure I want to go to law school and spend so much on a legal education but I am interested in law in general.

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Re: Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby BigZuck » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:55 pm

What do you mean by an "interest in law?" And what kind of career would you like to have? I'm not asking about specific jobs just a general, what are you hoping to accomplish?

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Re: Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby dabigchina » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:40 pm

work as a paralegal and see if you like it/can deal with it.

if you are talking about full blown careers accounting is very similar to law.

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Re: Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby ilikebaseball » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:55 pm

dabigchina wrote:work as a paralegal and see if you like it/can deal with it.

if you are talking about full blown careers accounting is very similar to law.

F that. To this day, the two accounting classes I took in UG are the two hardest classes I've ever taken in my life.

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Re: Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby Falcon3 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:03 pm

I've got a friend the works gifts at a large hospital. She is the go-between for the donors and the lawyers.

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Re: Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby dabigchina » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:22 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:
dabigchina wrote:work as a paralegal and see if you like it/can deal with it.

if you are talking about full blown careers accounting is very similar to law.

F that. To this day, the two accounting classes I took in UG are the two hardest classes I've ever taken in my life.


Accounting is not easy, just like how law is not easy.

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Re: Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby mike0331 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:22 am

Be a cop. Good pay. Good benefits. Respectable career. All my friends in LE say it's rewarding/interesting/fun.

Mike

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Re: Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby Cogburn87 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:32 am

dabigchina wrote:
ilikebaseball wrote:
dabigchina wrote:work as a paralegal and see if you like it/can deal with it.

if you are talking about full blown careers accounting is very similar to law.

F that. To this day, the two accounting classes I took in UG are the two hardest classes I've ever taken in my life.


Accounting is not easy, just like how law is not easy.


Law is pretty easy. It's mostly unskilled labor.

dabigchina
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Re: Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby dabigchina » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:53 am

Cogburn87 wrote:
dabigchina wrote:
ilikebaseball wrote:
dabigchina wrote:work as a paralegal and see if you like it/can deal with it.

if you are talking about full blown careers accounting is very similar to law.

F that. To this day, the two accounting classes I took in UG are the two hardest classes I've ever taken in my life.


Accounting is not easy, just like how law is not easy.


Law is pretty easy. It's mostly unskilled labor.


Yeah billing 2.2k+ per year is a walk in the park amirite

Cogburn87
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Re: Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby Cogburn87 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:09 am

You are confusing the myriad of reasons that make billing 2200+ hours unpleasant with the difficulty of the work itself

dabigchina
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Re: Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby dabigchina » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:00 am

The reason accounting is hard is because it is boring but also requires 100% of your attention for most of your waking hours.. This Sounds like exactly what people hate about law.

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Re: Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby twenty » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:08 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed government contracting, but you may not. It mostly depends on why you're so interested in law in the first place. If you are interested in law as a mechanism for putting the bad guys in jail or something, maybe police department -> detective would be something you'd be interested in. If you like the whole troubleshooting-as-a-career thing, I'm sure there are many careers that tap into problem solving skills.

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Re: Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby Desert Fox » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:10 pm

Compliance

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Re: Alternative careers similar to law?

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:15 pm

Some types of social work are very similar to civil legal aid.




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