Career Resources by Discipline/Major

Law and American Civilization

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Law and American Civilization from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Judges, Mediators, and Hearing Officers
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Private Detectives and Investigators

Additional Resources - Careers in Law and American Civilization

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Career Launcher: Law
  • Vault Guide to Corporate Law Careers
  • Vault Guide to Litigation Law Careers

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

TU Law and American Civilization Department Internship Coordinator: Dr. Jack Fruchtman

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.


The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • What appeals to you about studying law?
  • What area of law most interests you?
  • What are the most important rewards you expect from a legal career?
  • What kind of experience do you have in the field of law?
  • What type of lawyer would you like to be? Why?
  • What are three important attributes of a successful litigator?
  • How would you feel about representing an unpopular client (i.e. serial killer, terrorist, company committing human rights violations)?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

Related Towson University Student Organizations:



The Career Center
7800 York Road Building, Suite 206 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
(No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)

Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459

The Law and American Civilization Program

Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Career Mentor Database

Related Student Groups

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Learn more about careers in law and American civilization by visiting the career resource library.

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