Perhaps the most important decision a law student will make is this: “What work am I going to do after graduating from law school?”
The possibilities are almost overwhelming. There are countless practice areas within the law, and even more professional fields outside of the law. If you are a law student, then the LawFitSM Career Assessment is an invaluable tool to help you narrow your choices and focus on the career options which are the best fit for you.
PROSPECTIVE LAW STUDENTS
Whether to attend law school is a major decision.
If you are considering law school, the LawFit® Career Assessment can be an invaluable resource. The assessment gives you guidance on which areas of the law and general career fields outside of the law are the best match for you. Instead of relying solely on the advice of friends and family, or choosing a legal career by default, our assessment provides objective data to make more informed decisions. It is recommended that prospective law students study their assessment results and then conduct informational interviews with practicing attorneys in their highest ranked areas.
Lawyers in Practice
A successful practice largely depends on selecting the right practice area.
The LawFit® Career Assessment was made to help you select the practice area which is your best fit, or to confirm that your current practice area is the best match for your values and interests.
LawFit provides you with a degree of fit for 25 legal specialty areas. In addition, information about your preferred work environment can be crucial when considering a career change. Career satisfaction depends not only on the nature of your work, but also on the expectations, quality of relationships, work pace, and other factors.
An increasing number of law school graduates are working outside of the traditional practice of law, or have a sincere interest in doing so.
If you are a law school graduate exploring career opportunities outside of the practice of law, then the LawFit® Career Assessment will help you to answer the overriding question: “What career field is right for me?” Unlike other career assessments, which provide general guidance pertaining to broad career clusters, LawFit® matches you with 12 specific occupations. These results can be used as a starting point for networking and conducting informational interviewing with potential employers, or can help point you towards additional education and training.
Law schools want to see their students and alumni succeed, and one of the key components of professional success is career satisfaction.
By helping lawyers (law school alumni) and law students find which career options are the best fits for them, the LawFit® Career Assessment is a resource that law schools can use to help their students and alumni achieve career satisfaction. Law schools can provide to their students and alumni the only career assessment designed for the legal profession.
Many law schools are taking steps to better prepare their students for life beyond academia. Professional development classes provide students with training in areas such as interview skills, networking, and self-awareness with the purpose of making more informed career decisions. The LawFit® Career Assessment is often a crucial component of students preparation.
Bar associations and other organizations for lawyers and law students can use the LawFit® Career Assessment to help their members. Every lawyer and law student wants to find the right type of work, one that will bring fulfillment and a feeling of accomplishment. The LawFit® Career Assessment was made to help lawyers and law students find the type of work that will bring professional fulfillment and career satisfaction.