Career Development With A Concord Law School Degree
A Legal Education Enhances Your Career Options
Invest In Your Law Career
Affordable and flexible, a Concord law degree is a good investment for your career. Concord’s online law school allows you to maintain your work and family responsibilities while continuing your education and adding a valuable credential to your resume.
Your Experience Counts
Students who have a legal education coupled with real-life experience in other fields pack a double whammy in the career world.
For example, law school graduates with arts backgrounds can work in museums and arts foundations, represent artists, research and produce TV programming, and help nonprofits solve tax, estate and copyright issues.
Graduates with sports backgrounds can negotiate contracts, manage careers, and structure deals with TV channels and sports networks.
Those who bring science degrees or scientific experience to the table can look to jobs as chief environmentalists, green officers, and compliance experts, as well as many other positions. Engineers may move into the patent law arena after law school.
Heath care professionals - nurses, doctors, pharmacists - may use their legal education in their work, to move ahead in hospital administration or other management positions, to transition to law practice, or perhaps take on expert witness assignments.
And these are only a sampling of the backgrounds that can be enhanced with a legal education.
Concord graduates have both changed professions and further developed a career path with their law degrees.
J.N., Concord JD 2007, left a 30 year medical research career to practice law. She applies her medical knowledge in her practice as she assists the disabled apply for Social Security benefits. In describing the value of her background and experience, she said, "I am able to help my clients by navigating the sea of paperwork, and present their disabilities to the Social Security Administration in a clear and medically accurate fashion. These clients are often indigent before they finally reach their opportunity for a hearing. It is gratifying to have the ability to help them."
S.W., Concord JD 2005, is an engineer who joined a federal regulatory agency in 1997. Having never worked in the regulatory area before, she provided technical reviews required for the agency to issue and oversee the licenses it grants. Her work involved working with the agency's Office of General Counsel (OGC.) In discussing the value of her legal education, she believes, "By obtaining a law degree, I better understand our regulatory framework, as well as OGC's perspective, and therefore work more effectively within the agency. I am now a manager and feel that my degree was a big factor in being chosen for this position."