Law

Welcome to FAMU’s Law Community! 

About Law:

Lawyers typically work in one of five sectors: for law firms, corporations and other businesses, government agencies, public-interest organizations/nonprofits, or in education. Most lawyers specialize in either transactional or litigation work. Transactional lawyers do most of their work in offices. Litigators argue cases in court. If you like to work behind the scenes, researching and writing and grappling with difficult legal concepts, then you might prefer transactional work. If you are more outgoing and enjoy standing in front of people and speaking extemporaneously, then you will like litigation. Careers in Law comes in many varieties. 

What does Professional Development (PD) look like for Law:

An increasing number of employers require their attorneys to have a master of laws (LL.M.) degree in a specialized area (such as business law, dispute resolution, or litigation/trial advocacy) or a master’s degree in business management, finance, taxation, or another field. Before entering the law field students, may attend training for litigation and transactional workshops to practice concepts tailored to their areas of interest. 

Labor Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Find a career that aligns with your career interests, see current salary projects, and identify skills you need to apply for that next job or internship.

There are two ways to use this tool below:

  1. By Keyword: Search for the name of the occupation you’re interested in.
  2. By Industry: Not sure what job you’d like? Search by desired industry and see available occupations.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Type in a keyword to select a relevant occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Featured Resources

Latest Blogs

Contact & Location

Phone
(850) 599-3700
Address

Center for Access and Student Success (CASS), Suite 309
1735 Wahnish Way
Tallahassee, FL 32307

Service Hours

Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-5pm
Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-5pm