Occupation Job Summary Entry-Level Education 2020 Median Pay
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators facilitate negotiation and dialogue between disputing parties to help resolve conflicts outside of the court system. Bachelor's degree $66,130
Court Reporters Court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, and other legal proceedings. Some court reporters provide captioning for television and real-time translation for deaf or hard-of-hearing people at public events, in business meetings, or in classrooms. Postsecondary nondegree award $61,660
Judges and Hearing Officers Judges and hearing officers apply the law by overseeing the legal process in courts. They also conduct pretrial hearings, resolve administrative disputes, facilitate negotiations between opposing parties, and issue legal decisions. Doctoral or professional degree $124,200
Lawyers Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes. Doctoral or professional degree $126,930
Paralegals and Legal Assistants Paralegals and legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents. Associate's degree $52,920

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Pre-Law Program provides sessions which guide students who are considering a legal career. Workshops throughout the year include, “Navigating the Law School Admission Process,” “How to Write Personal Statements for Graduate School,” and rehearsal interviews. In addition, Aquinas provides practice exams each semester of the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test).

The Pre-Law Advising Program Committee The Pre-Law Advising Program Committee is a network of advisers committed to assisting students in the selection of an appropriate curriculum, the construction of an application to law school, and the consideration of career opportunities in law. The Committee includes lawyers, and faculty and staff members of the College with interest and experience in law.

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