Legal Studies

COMMON CAREER PATHS (Some of these jobs also require education beyond the bachelors degree)

Law
Lawyer
Legal Assistant
Paralegal
Judge

Government
Public Policy Analyst
Environmental Policy Analyst 
FBI/CIA Agent
Foreign Service Officer 
Government Intelligence Analyst 
Social Services Administrator 
Historic Site Interpreter 
Peace Corps/Vista Worker 
City Manager
Urban/Regional Planner 
Congressional Aide 
Public Administrator/Manager 
Law Enforcement Officer 
Presidential Advance Person 
Legislative Analyst
Legislative Assistant 
Congressional Researcher
Probation/Parole Officer 
Historic Preservationist 
Archivist 

Politics
Politician
Campaign Manager
Staff of state or national politician
Campaign worker
Public Interest advocate
Lobbyist 
Political Pollster 
Special Interest Group Director 

Education
University professor/college instructor
High School social studies teacher

Business
Account Executive 
Public Relations Specialist 
Account Service Representative 
Real Estate Agent/Broker 
Management Analyst Researcher 
Association Manager 
Market Research Analyst 
Sales Manager
International Banker 
Buyer 
International Business Specialist 
Underwriter
International Trade Specialist

Journalism/Media
Radio/TV Announcer/Producer 
Foreign Correspondent
Media Analyst 
Broadcast Journalist 
Newspaper Journalist
Editor
Reporter
News program director
Writer/Author 
Publisher

Nonprofit and Human Services
Nonprofit administrator
Fundraiser
Program planner
Social Worker
Community Relations Director 
Labor Organizer 
Labor Relations Specialist 
Public Opinion Interviewer
Consumer Advocate 
International Organization Administrator

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS

Government
Law firms
Corporations
Public interest agencies
Legislators
Campaigns
National political parties

Newspapers
Wire services
TV and radio networks
Nonprofit organizations
Foundations
Professional Associations
Universities, colleges, high schools

JOB WEB SITES

Jobs in the Legal Field
California Law Jobs 
FindLaw for legal professionals 
lawjobs.com 
Lawcrossing 
Law360 
Paralegaljobs.com 
Landmark Legal Professionals 

Government Employment
Federal Job Listings 
Federal Jobs Network 
FBI 
CIA 
Foreign Service 
State jobs: by state
State of California Jobs 
Santa Cruz County Jobs 
Washington D.C. Internships 

Non-Profit Employment
Community Career Center 
onPhilanthropy (includes jobs for recent college grads)
Idealist 
NonprofitOyster 
Nonprofit Career Network 
Opportunities NOC’s 
Philanthropy News Network Online 
SocialService.com 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Society for Public Administration (includes job listings)

JOB PREPARATION STRATEGIES

  • Complete an internship in a field that interests you
  • Attain leadership role in campus or community organizations
  • Become involved in campus political organizations and student government
  • Acquire foreign language competency for international work
  • Develop strong analytical, writing verbal and computer skills
  • Participate in the UCDC program, a quarter long internship in Washington DC, or UCCS, an internship in Sacramento, CA