Practice Area Resources

Before beginning a job search, students should explore practice areas to find out what types of jobs fit their interests and career goals.  The following links contain information on various practice areas, as well as job postings in those specialties.  In addition to the links below, the Career Services Office has a number of books describing practice areas and alternative legal careers available for students to check out.  

Administrative Law

Admiralty Law

Adoption Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Animal Law 


Appellate Law

Aviation Law

Bankruptcy Law

Business Law

Construction Law

Corporate Law

Criminal Law


Elder Law

Employment and Labor Law

Environmental Law

Equine Law 

Estates and Trusts

Family Law 


Health Care

Housing Law

Immigration Law

Insurance Law

Intellectual Property 

International Law

Media Law

  • Media Law Prof Blog - Blog on current legal issues related to the media from a media law professor.


Native American Law

Oil and Gas

Politics/Public Policy

Securities Law

Solo/Small Firm Practice

Sports and Entertainment

Tax Law

Alternative Careers

Not all J.D. graduates decide to practice law. In addition, some attorneys decide to move into non-practicing areas after a few years. Below are links to resources in some popular alternative fields for J.D. holders. This is by no means an exhaustive list of career options with a J.D., however. If you would like to explore your options outside the practice of law, please make an appointment to see a Career Services Counselor.

Alternative Careers In General 



Human Resources

  •  - Extensive list of links to information on every aspect of the field.

Law Librarianship 

Legal Publishing 

Legal Recruiting


Real Estate

Risk Management