Career Field - Law & Public Policy

Career Information & Resources

Student & Professional Organizations

Job and Internship Listing Sites

Career Information & Resources

Career Profiles and Guides
California Occupational Guides - Directory of careers searchable by interest area, rate of growth, and more.  Specific to the California labor market.

O*NET Online and Occupational Outlook Handbook - From the U.S. Dept. of Labor, providing comprehensive information about careers and the labor market. 

Firsthand - Insider information, video profiles, downloadable e-books, and more, covering major careers and industries. Access through Handshake.

Frequently Asked Questions about Law & Public Policy

Working in Law without a JD: The Paralegal Option

American Bar Association, Career Counsel for Students - Information targets law school students; however, offers interesting professional profiles in several subfields within law.

FindLaw for Students - Geared towards law school students and professionals, this site has informative links to law schools, paralegal programs, salary charts, message boards, and firm directories.

Law School section of the Career Center website provides information from determining if law school is right for you to the nuts and bolts of applying.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, Lawyers - A guide to career, labor market, salary and training information for this particular career field.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, Paralegals and Legal Assistants - A guide to career, labor market, salary and training information for this particular career field.

Law Directories - Directories for law firms (searchable database), legal consultants, mediators and more.

Internet Legal Resource Guide - Serves as a comprehensive resource site for the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession, with an emphasis on the United States of America. Offers Law school rankings. - Comprehensive directories of legal employers and law firms, plus more.

Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice - Profiles of 48 different careers in the criminal justice and law enforcement fields.

Police and Detectives, from the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics describing the nature of the occupation, training and other qualifications, as well as advancement, outlook and earnings information. Also includes links to related occupations.

Law Enforcement - Articles and profiles on occupations in law enforcement, forensics, investigation, and security and protective services.

Lobbying/Labor Relations
A Day in the Life of a Labor Relations Specialist - from OwlGuru

A Day in the Life of a Lobbyist - from Princeton Review

Public Policy/Advocacy/Think Tanks
APSAnet, Careers in Political Science section - The American Political Science Association is a professional society for people who study politics, government and public policies in the US and around the world.

Politics, Political Parties, Legislative Branch - Information in the Government Career Field section of this website on careers in politics.

Open Think Tank Directory- A global collection of think tanks and related organizations. 

Student & Professional Organizations

Participating in these groups can be a valuable avenue for learning about an occupation or field. They are an excellent resource for networking, and their websites often have information about careers.

Cal Student Organizations
Student organizations related to this field include:

Other Student Organizations - List of UC Berkeley student organizations registered with the LEAD Center.

Professional Organizations
A few of the major professional organizations include:

To find other professional associations, go to:

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