Law

Overview

The legal arena is vast, with many opportunities for individuals to tailor their expertise to a specific area of the law, such as environmental, bankruptcy, contracts, criminal, immigration, healthcare, etc. Attorneys provide legal advice and representation to individuals or entities who require resolution to a particular problem. They may also work for corporations; government agencies; and local, state, and federal court systems.

A Juris Doctorate and successful completion of the bar exam are required to practice law in the United States. Many attorneys will also seek additional specialized training in a specific aspect of the law. The Vault Guides offer a sample of careers in law. Each guide gives, among other valuable information, an overview of the job and entry-level requirements.