Career Advantages of a Juris Doctor (Without Practicing Law)

Rachel Lader is a law student and legal intern in New York City. With experience interning at some of the most prestigious firms in the state, Rachel Lader is working toward her Juris Doctor at New York Law School. A Juris Doctor is required to practice law, but there are other benefits to earning the degree that are not often discussed.

For instance, land management is a profession where a JD is considered an advantage. The job involves the acquisition and divestiture of (chiefly) mineral rights and earning potential in the profession rises sharply for those with a law degree.

A law degree also transfers well into the political arena. The vast majority of active and aspiring politicians in the US have completed some law studies. Similarly, those hiring business consultants often assign a lot of weight to a JD because it provides a different perspective from people who only focus on business.

Overall, a law degree can be beneficial in just about any field. Every business or profession is in one way or another governed by laws, so ultimately, a law degree always improves employability.

Published by Rachel Lader

Rachel Lader recently completed her Juris Doctor (JD) on a scholarship at New York Law School. While earning her degree, she participated in a study abroad program at Birkbeck, University of London. Complementing her education, Rachel Lader has worked in multiple internships in the legal sector.

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