Law & Justice

Driving, Testing, Examining and Enforcing Society’s Rules

What is the Law & Justice career cluster?

Spanning numerous settings and specializations, the Law & Justice cluster boasts broad opportunities to serve the public interest, ensure fundamental rights, and maintain social order. These careers exist within private firms, government agencies, think tanks, police forces, the military, and throughout the judiciary.

Want to work in law? Becoming an attorney first requires a law degree, but paves the way for a plethora of professional pathways. Still, plenty of legal careers like policy analyst, interest group lobbyist, and campaign consultant may benefit from but don’t necessitate law school.

Law enforcement careers range from community squads to regional police forces and national agencies like the FBI, DEA, and Secret Service. The criminal justice system also features non-enforcement roles in forensics, investigation, counseling, and beyond.

The armed forces and related agencies comprise the Defense portion of Law & Justice. Most defense careers begin by enlisting in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Guard or Coast Guard, but many options exist for civilians as well, within intelligence, research, medicine, aid, engineering, and technology.

These Federal Agencies are Getting Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Right

Link to original article on Partnership for Public Service | Published July 19, 2022

On Wednesday, July 13, the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group released the 2021 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, the most …

By Lia Collen
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So, You’re Thinking of Becoming a Transactional Lawyer

Milbank boasts one of the most dynamic and prestigious corporate practice groups in the country. The group includes more than 445 attorneys with a wide range of educational backgrounds and work experiences. Rod Miller, a partner in the firm’s New …

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A Day in the Life: Lobbyist

8:30 AM: Arrive early to read the papers and look over the schedule for today

9:00 AM: Meet with colleagues to run through the lobbying schedule for the week. This is a good time to leverage their contacts on the …

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A Day in the Life: Public Defender

A Day in the Life: Third-year attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.

8:45 a.m.: I arrive at the office, check my schedule and my messages, and then walk to court.

9:15 a.m.: …

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What to do with a degree in Criminal Justice: Interview with the FBI


If you’re studying or thinking about studying Criminal Justice, we are excited to have some great career advice for you, via FBI’s Recruitment and Selection Unit. They answered our questions about what is available for Criminal Justice students, and not …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Featured Resources

The A Center | Pre-Law Advising

Pre-Law Advising is an advising support program for students and alumni of the University of Arizona. The goal of this program …

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

The most comprehensive and authoritative rating of employee engagement and satisfaction in the federal government.

Federal Resume Examples

Federal resumes are used to apply to government jobs and internships on USAJOBS. They differ from resumes used in the …

The Washington Center | Find a Program

The Washington Center provides a diverse selection of world-class internship programs and seminars in the heart of Washington, D.C. Completing …

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