YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.
BECOMING A LAWYER IS A POWERFUL WAY TO HAVE REAL IMPACT.
As a lawyer, you can work for justice. You can create change and right the wrongs you see in your community. You can help people who need a passionate and effective advocate. Truth is, lawyers can work in just about any field. You can have a career in politics, business, education, healthcare, environmental or criminal justice, sports, entertainment, or any combination.
In government, lawyers write laws as legislators or their staff, apply and enforce them in executive branch departments, and interpret them as judges. The possibilities are endless.
Think a law career is out of reach for you? IT IS NOT.
All sorts of people, from all walks of life, become lawyers. Undocumented immigrants. Rap musicians. Creative people. Passionate people. Lots of people just like you. Becoming a lawyer takes hard work and dedication, but it’s possible!
Worried about the cost? Don’t let that stop you.
Check around, there are lots of ways to become a lawyer, and many organizations offer financial support and resources to help students with the grit to study the law.
Okay, so what do lawyers actually do?
- Defend our rights to be treated fairly at work, to be free to assemble and protest peacefully, and against unlawful search and seizure
- Help people achieve U.S. citizenship
- Negotiate deals with musicians, actors, and athletes
- Protect our communities from pollution and keep them safe and strong
- Write or change the laws by running for office or working with an officeholder, or decide what the laws mean by becoming a judge or a research attorney
- Develop new businesses and create new opportunities for yourself and your community
- Help people stay in their homes and get public assistance when needed
- Fight to make sure everyone gets equal rights and the wages, benefits, and protections they deserve
- And more!