Law & American Civilization

What can I do with this discipline/major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for law and american civilization.

Some common career titles for this major include:

  • Judges, Mediators, and Hearing Officers
  • Lawyers
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Private Detectives and Investigators

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

additional resources

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. For more information, email , TU Law and American Civilization Department Internship Coordinator.

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.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Law and American Civilization Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume 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 website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

interview questions

Common industry related questions
  • 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.