Working in the field of law and criminal justice involves protecting, upholding, and sometimes questioning or changing the legal system that exists to govern our society and keep us safe. Individuals interested in these types of careers typically appreciate the concepts of logic and rules, are able to engage in debates about pressing legal and social issues, and are often motivated by a sense of justice.

Legal Services

Potential Career Paths

Working in the legal field presents many exciting career opportunities. Individuals might pursue a career as a lawyer, judge, legal aid, official, mediator, trial consultant, or investigator.

Suggested Majors

Courses from Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as Psychology, English, French, History, Human Rights, International Relations, Journalism, and Philosophy provide incredible value to anyone aspiring to work in the legal field. Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, Sociology, or almost any other discipline strengthens the capacity to understand the diversity of issues that legal workers will encounter.


To succeed in this field, individuals should obtain superior skills in negotiation and debate, research and interviewing, spoken and written communication, logical reasoning, and sound judgment in decision making.

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